Monday, May 17, 2010

Spring Fever Projects

There is nothing quite like fresh cut peonies from your own backyard and enough daylight and the energy that goes along with it to bust out a few fun projects, is there?

Here is the fat goose mini quilt I turned into a cover for my Bernina.

I used a bunch a my favorite older fabrics and some new ones I've been dying to cut into. I had some yardage of these yummy Heather Ross dots I used for the back and binding and some button ribbon from an Anthropologie gift box to tie the sides with and here you go! It definitely brightens up the room now and Bernie is all cozy at night.

I also finally got around to making a new ironing board cover! The old one was pretty unforgivable how ugly it was. I used this tutorial and whipped it up during Lu's morning nap. I love this home dec weight print from Amy Butler's Nigella line and I had a bunch left over from my diaper bag.
(Those are all my cookbooks in the shelf behind it. If you're curious, a few of my favorites are Mario Batali's Babbo, Mustard's Napa Valley, New Thai Cuisine by Nathan Hyam, Baking with Julia, the Macrina Bakery -which I use incessantly - and the French Laundry - which really is just for looking at as I would hardly dare most of those recipes! Those are just a few.)

And I finally finished Jenni's Be-autiful Bee blocks. I can't wait to see her quilt all done. It will be a treasure. They're on there way and I hope you like 'em Jenni! 

Some of my favorite perennials are blooming right now so that means it's time to go blow my cash at the nursery on new flowers!

I think poppies are my all time favorite! What is yours?


  1. I love Bernie's cover. Those scrappy flying geese are so great!!

    I'm excited to see my cone flowers bloom again this year. They were new to me last year. Aren't perennials magical??

  2. oh gosh, I adore your sewing machine cover! I need to make one so bad!!!!
    I'm also a huge fan of poppies! I get all excited when I see them!

  3. Oh your sewing machine cover is lovely! Great job!

    We live in the city so my favorite 'flower' is potato vine, it's the most green we can get, lol! But do love poppies!

  4. Love the peonies, love the cover. My old neighbour used to always grow poppies. They are simply stunning. Really need to make a cover like this, I'm drooling...

  5. Our peonies are just budding here in NY. Yours are gorgeous! We have mostly pinks in our yard.

    Love your machine cover. I've been pining for one ever since I Heart Patchwork came out. I need to get on top of that project soon. I guess it'll have to wait till after PTS3.

    Thanks for sharing Megan.

  6. You mentioned my two favorites: peonies & poppies! My SO has a peony bush in his front yard & I love stealing a few for my desk at work.

    Great job on the cover...I really need to get started on one of those.

  7. Love that cover, it's so pretty! :)

  8. what a fantastic cover for bernie!! LOVE it!!

  9. I love Johnny-Jump-Ups (violas) the best - they have such sweet little faces and show up in the most unexpected places and NEVER seem to die out! (We live on a very heavily treed lot, so not a lot of flowers will grow here!)

  10. you make those flying geese look so darn cute! isn't spring just the most gorgeous time of the year? my whisteria bloomed for the first time this year, I think it's my new fav!

  11. Great cover...even though they are plentiful where I live I love lilacs, peonies next, poppies (saw field after field of red poppies last time we were in England, it was amazing), blue hydrangeas. Can you tell I love flowers? Great pictures.