So you my have figured this out by now, but the series of blooming flower quilts that I’ve been posting here and there are part of a collaboration with the lovely blogger and author Kelle Hampton.
15% of all proceeds from these quilts will go to the National Down Syndrome Society, and they’re all for sale in my Etsy store. Well, some of them are– they’re going quickly!
I definitely underestimated how fun it would be to focus on a single design for a couple of weeks– a design which Kelle conceived of and which I absolutely love. I’m often bouncing around from one pattern to the next, but exploring the different angles of a single concept was gratifying and rhythmic.
That being said, I do have a needle-sized hole in my middle right finger from so much hand applique.
A tumbling blocks baby quilt that I began quilting this morning while still in my (admittedly goofy) pajamas. Pardon the fuzzy iPhone photo.
Easter egg dyeing, of course.
And in a bout of domesticity, I decided to make croissants for Easter morning brunch.
I’m not a master baker by any means, but I can safely say these turned out… perfectly. Soft, flaky, delicious. And they’re really not difficult, just time-consuming. Not in the way a quilt is time-consuming and takes uninterrupted hours of work. Croissant are more of a 3-day hovering presence that needs tending to every hour or so. A commitment, but absolutely worth it. The husband I polished off a couple fresh out of the oven, then made cheesy maple-apple-onion paninis inspired by the Friendly Toast. Amazing.
Quilts and croissants… life is good.