Ahhh...at long last, it's cooled off. This means my craft room is once again habitable. I'm so glad.
I finished this wedding gift for a friend who was married recently. The colors were inspired by the wedding colors.
I had the idea for this simple design a while ago. I came up with an easy little trick to make the colored panel. You're probably thinking, "Really Liz, it's not that complicated...trick schmick." But really! It was a nice simple little trick.
The only snag I hit was that I accidentally miscut the panel at one point and I ended having to make it narrower than I had initially planned. But I think it worked out.
This design actually came to me in a half-sleep half-drunk weird dream. I came up with it, thinking of a black and white quilt inspired by the teeth of a zipper and I thought it was such an amazing idea. Like really really incredible. Like I thought it was an ingenious idea. Then I woke up and thought "Huh, I guess it's not that great." And I was kind of bummed out. It was like one of those dreams where you're all of a sudden really rich and you're so psyched about it and then you wake up and you don't have very much money at all.
But as I thought about it once I was awake, I started to see how it could be cool after all. I came up with the random fabric choices which made it much more appealing to me.
I was going to call the design "Zipper" but I thought "Isn't there a quilt in this book called Zipper?" So I checked and yes there is. Not only that but there is a quilt called "Confetti" a name which I unwittingly pilfered for this doll quilt. Whoops. So this one is named "Zipped Up". I'm sorry if I'm taking that name from anyone else, I really don't mean to steal.