Tuesday, April 24, 2018

You Get a Quilt! And You Get a Quilt!

Hey there, hi there, ho there!  It's been a minute!  I'll cut right to the chase and will throw out any chatter about the busyness of life - here are some quilts!  I know that's what you're really here for after all!  ;)

In my world of stitches, I've been SUPER busy with commissioned quilts!  In fact, I have a wait list of commissions right now and it could be one of the greatest creative feelings I've ever had!  I know the direction I want to take each work, but I can only focus on one at a time.  Quilting up a stunner this week!  Eek!  Anywho, here are the two most recent completed works.  One went to Washington and the other went to North Carolina!  Jet setters!

(Want me to make a quilt for you this year?  I'd suggest getting on my list now!)

This first one took me a while to get moving on.  I came across a new technique that I wanted to use, but I'd never done it before!  It took some misses, some colorful language, and holding my tongue just the right way, but I think it turned out wonderfully.  I'm quite proud of this one!  It measures about 52" x 52" and makes me so happy to look at!  With all of my commissions, I like to make up a pillow cover out of the quilt scraps to match.  It's my way to saying thanks.  

On to those photos!
Honestly, I don't think I would have ended up with these colors together on my own.  My client requested the colors and inspiration from nature, mountains, ridges, and trees. 
I ended up using a mixture of vintage fabrics, an old bed sheet, and some gorgeous modern fabrics that I only pull out for special occasions. 
I worked hard on squaring up this quilt just right.  It's an area of quilt making that I need to continue to improve on.  My husband is proving to be very helpful in this arena!  Thanks, Brent!
Word on the street is that the five-year-old boy who received this quilt was overjoyed to have his very own special blanket.  I can't tell you how happy that makes me!

My other recent completed commission is this sweet crib quilt!  One of my oldest and dearest best friends asked me to make this as a baby shower gift for one of her friends.  We had some colors to go by, but other than that I was free to play!
 As I tend to do, I just start with one thing and see where it takes me.  A few strips cut and the next thing I knew, I was giving them points using a process from this wonderful book.  Precision sewing is something that I'm always working on and I was really proud of that on this quilt!  Also, my squaring up was also not too shabby! 
 Again, some modern fabrics, some vintage fabrics, and an old bed sheet made up this one!
Lately, all I have been wanting to do is design and create quilts.  There just aren't enough hours in the day!  Although, my semester ended last week so my time will be a bit more free mentally.  I'll have more time to make and more time to share, which is good because I have SO MUCH TO TELL YOU!  (Hint - Sign up for my newsletter! Scroll down to the bottom!)

Until later!
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