My Saint Brigid cross quilt is finished and I seriously love it. The pattern was simple and the results are so lovely. I did the back with a pink and purple yardage with some of the strips added in for good measure. I did an all-over free-motion loopy quilting pattern that I really enjoy doing. Time to curl up for a good book and a cup of tea.
And now that my cousin has this quilt in her hands I can finally share the final results! I loved making this quilt and I'm so happy Elizabeth loves it as much as I do. This was my first nine-patch and I had fun playing around with the possibilities. If you look closely, I threw in a random mixed-up block in each row, and decided to sash between rows to give the eye some rest. All the patterned fabric is from Moda's Arcadia line (which you can still find out there, especially on Etsy) and the solid brown in the backing is a Target bedsheet I bought on clearance about 6 months ago. Perfect, right? I did straight-line quilting on this one - oh how I love my walking foot!
I've got three other quilts in progress at the moment which I hope to share about next week.
And, last but not least, Miss Nadia and I had to run some errands yesterday and while we were out stopped at a park by the beach. It was a gorgeous but brisk and windy day. It seems like forever since we'd been to the park.
I'm in the process of locking her hair. She's had the twists in for about eight weeks (it took about 12 hours to do double-strand twists all over her head) and I'm almost finished with the first round of tightening and palm-rolling. So far so good. I want to thank all the amazing ladies (and a few dudes) who have posted their dreadlock adventures on YouTube. You have all been tremendous help to me. This process has, so far, been painless and pretty easy to manage which makes both Nadia and her fat-fingered mama very happy. I love dis choonksie rasta gyuhl (said in a bad imitation of a Trini accent).