Wednesday, January 07, 2009

what I did over Christmas break

The answer? This:


Really. That about sums it up. Tsia's school was closed for 1 1/2 weeks, so we ran errands, read books, had a playdate or two, and wrapped up a few things at the studio. But I seem to be obsessed with these hexagon quilts, as evidenced by a recent rearranging of S's room.

I think I've mentioned before that we share our bedroom with Dr. S. We've divided it with a bookcase, which offers a small degree of privacy. But initially I thought she should have the window for the natural light and fresh air. Turns out that side of the room is too cold for someone who kicks the blankets off all night. So we swapped sides a while ago, which necessitated the removal of the doll quilts from where they hung.


Instead of re-hanging them all, I decided a little restraint would be better. And it was entirely unintentional, but somehow only the hexagon quilts landed back on the wall, along with one of my Mom's baby dresses and some stitching that S has been doing.


What happened to the other doll quilts? Well, currently they're acting as princess-and-the pea mattresses for Teddy's clementine-crate bed.

So what should I make with the newest hexagon quilt? Please don't say "place mat," or something like that. And it's not becoming a full quilt, by any means. Other ideas?

23 comments:

  1. I think it would look really adorable as a dress! The colors are so stinkin' cute! Maybe a light jacket with a cool lining? Whatever you decide to do with it, I know it will be awesome, so be sure to post pics! :)

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  2. Tote bag maybe? You've got to show that beauty off!

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  3. what about an apron? I think it'd be lovely!

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  4. baby doll blanket? That would be one lucky baby doll! (I second the apron idea . . . It would make a lovely apron.)

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  5. Little lap blanket for watching TV with? Unless you are not a huge coach potato like me. Then... curtain for a small window?

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  6. I think it will look really cool as an apron - kinda vintage feel.

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  7. Yes, I came up with apron too, great minds seem to be thinking alike! ;)

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  8. Love that little clementine bed - what a lucky bear!

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  9. sewing machine cover? Ironic, perhaps, but highly visible!

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  10. I think you should go buy a few yards of linen and make new curtains for the room. Use the hexagon piece as an unexpected patchwork in one of the panels. Eh?

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  11. Liesl,
    That is lovely. Happy holidays. We were lazy over our break. How about a quilted bolster pillow made the width of her bed?

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  12. how about a canvas collage with some copies of vintage kids book illustration (like eric carle..) on the back ground...

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  13. Table centerpiece/runner? I also like the tote bag idea.

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  14. How about a 'block' in a larger, non-hexagonal quilt? It would be charming to create a whole stylistic look around it!

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  15. Oh me too! Totally obsessed with hexagons - I turned the last ones that I made in to a table runner for Issue 4 of SH. But I've already started in with more for a tote and a cushion. I really want to make a full sized quilt as well though!
    Manda (treefall)

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  16. a funky little skirt. haven't tried the hexagon... but it's on my list :) K

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  17. A throw pillow! The quilt as the front, solid color for the back. It's lovely!

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  18. Table center piece?

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  19. I think it would make a lovely shawl.

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  20. i think it would make for a very pretty dress or skirt
    do you use an interfacing on the back of your hexagons?

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  21. little quilted jacket for sure

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  22. You so (sew?) enjoy a good book - what about a lap quilt for those lovely reads?

    The "Grandma's Flower Garden" is my all-time favorite pattern. I have several oldies for SweetPea..... er.... uh... myself.

    TOTALLY loved the color combinations you started - sooooo pertty!

    I have an entire quilt top that I purchased at a an antique show a couple years ago. I'm still debating about cutting it up for curtains in SweetPea's room. It's one of those "do I? or don't I? will I regret cutting it? or enjoy them in a window?"

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