If you know me at all, you probably know that my very most favorite movie is “You’ve Got Mail”. I love Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks, her hair, the music, her BOOKSHOP, HER APARTMENT!! Ackk!!
So I made a quilt inspired by the quilt on her bed in that movie.
It’s a smallish, lap quilt sized throw based on this triangle tutorial from the Purl Bee, made up in sweet pinks and yellows alternating with linen. I absolutely love it! I am very haphazard, non-Type-A when it comes to sewing, so not all of those little corners match up, but it’s pretty and warm and I don’t care.
I also finished an UFO:
My beloved yo-yo pillow! From this Design*Sponge tutorial..For this project I expanded my color selection to include my favorite light turquoise-y blues and sea greens. I think project is the epitome of the “granny chic” style. It just makes me so happy! I love that all the little scrappy yo-yo’s pull together fabrics and colors from my other quilts and projects. Also, I cannot cry when I am looking at this pillow, so it’s good for my emotional health, as well. Here’s a picture of the back:
That stripey green on the top there is the backing of my “You’ve Got Mail” quilt. It’s got little pink dots that pull it together, but still–lots of contrast.
Speaking of Nora Ephron, I managed to make it to “Julie and Julia” the last weekend it was in theaters around here–SO good! It made me want to cook, which I did, with not a lot of success, later that same weekend.
This weekend, I have been super inspired (and distracted from productivity) by looking at this lady’s lovely quilts. It makes me want to sew!
Why can’t I watch/read something that makes me want to study?