Friday, December 19, 2008

A Grand-Life in Pictures

A very special grandmother turns 70 this year, and her family has commissioned a throw quilt to mark the occasion. It features 42 pictures that themselves feature 100% adorableness.

The clients liked one of the wedding quilts that I had made, so I based the design on it. As usual, the final design depends entirely on the artifacts and photos -- sizes, the way they fit together -- but I think I got kind-of close. Above is the throw quilt and below the wedding quilt that inspired it.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Comfort in Cuddly Form

There have been lots of calls for comfort, both from the free Chemo Pillow give-away and from other corners of my life. Below are pictures of a few pillows I've come up with, as well as a new idea I had: the Hug Blanket. This is not a quilt but a simple fleece throw, with colorful arms to wrap around the comfortee. It's not as good as the real thing, but it might be the closest you can come to sending a hug in the mail.