the girls' old room
I think I mentioned a few posts ago that Anchorage is having a grey, dreary summer. Thanks to yet another rainy Saturday morning, we decided to scrap our cabin plans and stay home to get work done. Coop's room got painted the same schoolboy blue that was leftover from our master bathroom (yay for being cheap!), blinds replaced the beach towels, and I even managed to hang the John Golden artwork I had ordered ages ago.
While the paint was drying, I thought I'd try my hand at a little mini quilt for the corner.
This was a quickie-- other than the little piece of Echino bike fabric, everything came from my scrap basket. I didn't even iron anything until the top was pieced. Just sewed, slashed, and sewed some more. I practiced more free motion quilting on it too. Although it's definitely not a technical quilting masterpiece, I love how it turned out. Next up is bunting for over Cooper's crib and a bunch of decorating in the girls' room (which I'll show in an upcoming post). Phew. Just thinking of it makes me feel like doing this:
We were able to take advantage of a few hours of sunshine on Friday to go hike up Arctic Valley, so the weekend wasn't all work, thank goodness.
These kinds of weekends always end up being my favorite. When we get stuff done, our family gets outside, and then I get a bit of creative time, I'm happy. Hope you had a great weekend too!