Regardless of my lack of posting, I have been very productive. One of my former teachers had her first baby a few days ago, and this is the baby’s quilt.
Her husband still teaches at my school, so when we get back from Winter break I’ll be delivering it him. The quilt is made with scraps (No surprise) from a variety of different people and places. I will admit that if I’d had many more of the big pieces of print, I’d have probably hoarded them for myself and made a quilt for Sparkle instead of baby.
Thanks for reading, I hope you all had a very merry Christmas.
Now, I quilted a lot last summer, as I do every summer. That’s great, I know that it’s good for me, and I enjoy it. But as I was cleaning out my room this year….
I had almost forgotten about these! They are both such sweet quilts, and they had somehow just been…I’m not really sure. Set aside or something? Anyway, they’re going to get done now, I have decided. I’m making up a bunch of tops, and then I’m going to quilt them all at once, and, as my mom puts it, bind until my fingers bleed. I’ve finished the little top that I posted about a few days ago.
It’s such a silly little thing, but I really enjoy working small, and I haven’t worked on anything new for a long time, so this made me feel vastly better. I hope to continue working away, and I’m planning on having a booth at the farmers market again this year.
Keep things crafty!
Yay! Success! The weather, you ask? Couldn’t have been better! Last time I went (last year) it was so hot I almost didn’t want to be there.
Saturday was warm, but lots of cloud cover so we weren’t getting too hot. And, being right under a tree probably helped some. Now that I think about it, I should probably tell you where I was.
Every Saturday from July to September there is Farmers and Arts Market where people have booths and sell stuff. There is a special program for young entrepreneurs. They call it Little Sprouts, which I HATE! But, it is a great opportunity since the booth space is only $5, and you have a good chance of being fairly compensated for your investment.
The day started out fairly slow, but by the end I sold three quilts and only had three pincushions left. Note to self: Make more pincushions. 🙂
One thing annoyed me. Many, many people who walked by stopped and touched the quilts. Well, really, they touched ONE quilt: Lilac Hills. That poor thing was so fingered up by the end of the day, that I just wanted to say, “Go ahead and BUY it already!” But, alas, it came home and is sitting in my inventory pile still. Oh, well, I am sure I will find its owner sometime.
Thanks for reading!
Do any of you remember the post I did a while ago! The one called The Horror Of… The Big Clean!? Well at the end of that post I mentioned that I thought I had about, say, twenty projects. I was not even close! I need to get to work!
- Dino quilt
- Red quilt
- Teddy bear
- Flannel quilt
- Lady bug wall-hanging
- Bright baby girl quilt
- Schulte place mats
- Crocheted bag
- Quilted key chain
- Ducky quilt
- Old fashioned fabric quilt
- Pink pin wheel top
- Winter quilt on point
- Winter strip quilt
- Antique flower quilt
- Patriotic place mats
- ballerina mice quilt
- Valentine quilt
- Christmas stockings
- Halloween quilt
- Story block quilt
- Blue, yellow, and brown quilt
- Christmas quilt
- bumblebee quilt leftovers
- Purple and green quilt
- Pink and green triangle quilt
- Brown bee quilt
- Big pink and white blocks
- Christmas ornaments
- Blue and yellow quilt
- Picture frame
- Old fabric quilt
- Pink and red kitty quilt
- Bow tie quilt
- Painted kitties
- Antique cats quilt
- Berry quilt
- Boy and girl strip quilt
- Spring snowballs quilt
- Pin cushions
- Bugs quilt
- Civil war quilt
- Humming bird crosstitch
- frogs crosstitch
Oops… maybe I should work on those.
Red and white. Such a traditional combination, but so effective.
I have made several red and white quilts and all of them are really pretty, but I think that the irish chain is my favorite way to red and white. I love how it really looks like a chain. For a first attempt at pillows, it isn’t half bad don’t you think? This little bed-set can be bought in QUILTS FOR SALE above.
The quilting I used on these quilts was something I hadn’t tried before. The blue and pink one was made first. A few rough spots.
I can see a clear improvement was made on the second one. Practice. Practice.
Aren’t these things so cute! I absolutely love curved quilting. The pink and blue quilt is for sale and can be viewed in the QUILTS FOR SALE section above. The story block quilt is going to be donated, or maybe I will keep it for a quilt to give to a friend.
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This is really a very effective pattern. I love it because it’s so easy but so pretty. The name fits it too, snowballs. Since it snows just about any time here in Utah, the colors are very realistic.
This one is Spring Snowballs (front and back).
This one is Fall Snowballs (front only).
These are both available for purchase in the QUILTS FOR SALE tab above.
Don’t worry these don’t make it snow in your house. ( The block won’t melt either).