Saturday, March 17, 2007

I'm Pretty Darn Impressed With Myself!

My mother-in-law is visiting for the week, so as a result, I've had a little extra time to work on various projects. So I decided to tackle a bedspread/quilt for Riley's toddler bed. Now keep in mind that I've never really done any quilting, and that I'm a mediocre seamstress at best. So here is the result- it really came out well! I didn't run into any major problems while sewing it, which is amazing, since I seem to have problems with just about every sewing project I ever take on.
It certainly isn't the work of a master quilter by far, but I somewhat enjoy the handmade quality of it. And I might be fooling myself, but I envision Riley looking back and remembering this bedspread- the pom-poms. the pictures and characters on the fabrics, etc. I know that I remember my childhood bedspreads with fondness-the red calico, the "Holly Hobby"-style pastel patchwork print, and the pink ruffled one when I decided to decorate my whole room in pink...
Anyway, here are some photos. I took a photo of the whole room, in addition to just the bedspread, to give some perspective on why I chose the colors that I did. And although he isn't actually sleeping in it yet, Riley seems to approve!

6 comments:

Tonia said...

Great job! I really love the colors in this, and in his room. I think you have a right to be impressed with yourself! xoxo, Tonia

lindaharre said...

Good job mommy! I am sure he will remember it! The room is darling and it all fits together so nicely! Very childlike and perfect for Riley (getting sooooooooooo big) Amazing how grown up they seem when a baby comes into the picture:)

Tara Ross Studios said...

geeez, I remember stuff like that too. Although I'm not sure boys do,,, or at least they won't admit to it!!!! Tke it from a mom with a teenage boy. You will remember though,,,,,,and you should be impressed!

Anonymous said...

I am impressed! My first quilt was the star design. What was I thinking? I hate to sew but wanted to say that I had made one quilt. This is fantastic, you are a very talented girl! Erika

Joan said...

Your quilt for Riley is charming, as is his room! Great job!

Cate said...

You should be impressed with yourself Corey!!! I think your use of color is wonderful.

Also, I wanted to tell you I read your article in Kaleidescope. I LOVED IT! I've always admired the look and feel of your art because there is something very different about it from other collage artwork. Your use of color and image is breathtaking. But after reading the article I had a greater appreciation. I realize now that one of the things that sets you apart is the fact that your heart and soul shines clearly through your work. Thanks for sharing it with the world!!!

Your little boys are beautiful! I can only hope that some day I will be as blessed! -Cate