organic owlies

quilt top, originally uploaded by mintyfresh.

Finally this baby quilt is complete - and happily in it's new home in Ottawa (where it was a total surprise of the best kind).

Brett's friends Jeff and Maya have impeccable taste and totally embrace a bit of a retro-modern design aesthetic. I love spending time in their totally reno'd and stylish Hintonburg apartment and I wanted to make them something special for their new baby that reflected the things they surround themselves with every day - clean & simple lines with a bit of a retro-modern feel.

all together now

The fabric is 100% organic from Cloud9's Forest Friends series. The more I worked with it, the more I loved it, and I'm already looking forward to their new winter lines and the many (many!) projects I have on the go that I'll use them for. I rarely use a single line of fabrics for one of my projects, so I was impressed with how much I liked this and enjoyed working with it.

miracle machine

My mother has a long arm quilt machine (she is like her own one-women quilt factory!) so I took this home with me over the Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada to take advantage ahemspend some quality time with my mom and her super-quilt skills.

All that was left when I arrived home was to trim it, bind it, and package it up (in this case, in a lovely matching bag made from this free pattern over at Purl).

Now! Off to the next project in the pile.