Monday, January 9, 2012

AAQI and emergency bear surgery.

First, the bear.

Isn't he sweet?  For Christmas, Bella received two Build-A-Bear kits.  Her mother put one together and I put the other one together.  I wanted to bring it home to sew on my machine, but Bella wanted me to do it right then so she could take it in for her nap.  I agreed with the understanding that when it began to fall apart, because of the really crazy way they had for assembling it, I would have to take it to my house to sew on the machine.  Today, Bella came over, bear in hand, and said, "I wish I had listened to you in the first place, Nanny."  Music to a Nanny's ears.  So, I took the bear apart, took out the stuffing, and sewed it together like it should have been in the first place.  The operation was a success.

The other thing I did today was to start my January AAQI mini quilt.  When I joined in the 2012 Color Palette Challenge over at Patchwork Times, I decided to use the monthly palette to create my monthly AAQI mini.  This is the color palette for January.

I think I did okay with the colors. 
The other thing I wanted to include were prairie points.  Why prairie points?  I was watching Susan Cleveland on the Quilt Show the other day, and she made some of the cutest prairie points I have ever seen.  I thought they would make a great addition to my intuitive quilts.  This AAQI quilt is completely intuitive, even though it has some traditional elements.  Sometimes, my intuition tells me I need something traditional.  I am going to hand quilt it with #8 perle cotton in the deep purple.  If you notice, you will see my safety pin basting.  I will post it again when it is finished.
That is what I have been up to so far today.
Joyful quilting, everyone.


Vicki W said...

Your AAQI piece looks great in the palette! I saw the Susan Cleveland show yesterday and was very inspired to do some prairie points too!

Sarah Craig said...

Glad to see the bear came through surgery so well! Nanny is a good doctor... and I love your AAQI quilt - very cool! Can't wait to see what it looks like with the prairie points!

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Good Nanny!

rubyslipperz said...

I'd call you a real certified "Stuffie Dr." =)

And...I think that you did MORE than just ok with your colors...I really like them!