you know that kind of tired where your eyes feel all burny and scratchy, your limbs feel like dead weight and your head seems to be clouded in a dense fog? that's me lately, especially yesterday and today. the combination of cramming in as much sewing as possible, eating quite lightly to someday possibly fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans and a gorgeous little baby whom i love very much but still wakes me up 2 or 3 or 4 times a night and then fights all attempts at napping with tired yells and tears, seems to be catching up with me. boo.
ah well, i'm getting some kick ass work done, if i do say so myself. i'm nearing completion on 14 special edition oobee bunnies, specially made for the stitches & craft show, out of gorgeous, super soft wools and a wool/cashmere that i've been hoarding for far too long. i have plenty of well dressed oobees cut out and ready to come to life. and i scored a great deal on the rest of a bolt of natural 50%cotton/50%linen at spotlight last week, which allowed me to get the cot quilt i had brewing in my head out of there and into my completed pile.
i took square and rectangle scraps and framed them on all four sides with varying widths of the 50/50 linen cotton blend, then randomly sewed the resulting squares and rectangles together, whatever shape fit with whatever shape, to form the quilt top. i backed it with a turquoise pinstripe cotton and bound it with some joel dewberry chestnut branches. i'm loving these unplanned quilt designs, love seeing what comes out of a combination of instinct, great fabric and pure chance. and i love that i can use this same technique again and again and never have two quilts come out the same. because there will be more, my friends, oh, there will be more. and more coffee to make it all possible.