Friday, May 6, 2016

Pokemon Comforter

I finally finished my most recent labor of love.  This took me WAY longer than it should have.  Truthfully, I wanted to have this done by Aubrey's 8th birthday.  Needless to say, that did not happen. I gave myself a break, told myself not to worry, now I have plenty of time to have it ready for Christmas her 9th birthday.  I was SO close!  I finished the top piece, but still had to bind and tie the quilt together with the batting and the backing.  I'm happy to say that I am officially finished with Aubrey's new Pokemon Comforter!!  Here it is!

(Displayed on Bayne's bed)

I found this crazy Pokemon fabric in the fashion district in DTLA.  I could not pass it up.  It is so rare to find pokemon print fabric in cotton blend.  It was kind of ugly all in one piece, so I cut out all the characters and created a quilt around it.  I used some fleece and chenille fabrics to add some soft textures.  I was smart and made it big enough to fit a queen, so it can grow with her.  I really love how it came out.  It is such a better fit for Aubrey, who has been living with her old Disney's Tangled (pink) comforter from when she was 3.  I know she hates it, as she hates all things pink and girly.  This is much more her style. Plus it matches the blue bed tent her grandparents bought her.  She looks so adorable all snuggled up in her new blanket in bed.  

She absolutely loves it, even though she likes to remind me how long she had to wait for it.  I'm just happy to have this thing completed and off of my table.  It's been clogging my work space and my creative qi.  

I recently moved my sewing machine to the living room in hopes it will motivate me to sew more.  I like the way it opened up some space in our apartment by moving things around a bit.  I have not been sewing much over the last year and it doesn't feel right.  It is definitely a creative outlet that I need to do for me to express myself.  Time is still an issue, but I'm going to do my best to find some.  If it's staring me in the face, it is hard to ignore and certainly allows me one less excuse.

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