Bubbles and Bubblettes
Doesn't it seem like I should like champagne? I'm the kind of person that's into celebrating and bubbles and funny, heartfelt toasts. I won't drink it though. I hate the glasses - they tip over too easily, they're awkward for those of us with more substantial noses, and the flute is my least favorite instrument. Also, I'm prone to migraines, which follow a glass of champagne within the hour. I always admire those pretty yellow bubbles from afar, though.
Maybe I'll just have a sip of yours and we can toast to this quilt that I *almost* finished last summer. I had it all tied but had not sewn up the bottom, and nothing goes on the blog until it's really finished! The last couple of weeks have been really productive for me, even if it feels like the creativity peaked a couple of weeks/months ago and now I'm just doing the menial work. I've completed my last three niece and nephew quilts and this is one of them. The champagne connection is that I wanted to use all these fabrics that I love from my scraps to make circles that would look like bubbles, and champagne bubbles seem more fun than the sodastream variety. I arranged the big bubbles on the bottom and the bubblettes on top. For the circles I just traced lots of round stuff I found around the house - mugs, salad bowls, lamp shades. This has ended up being one of my favorite quilts. If I ever felt like doing the same thing twice I'd make myself one right now.
This is the back - the flower fabric was what I started with and worked around:
I tied it with embroidery floss in the center of each flower, how cute is that?
This niece has a birthday in April - hopefully she'll like this as much as I do!