I finished up this lovely quilt top while at Downtown Sewcial at Crimson Tate last weekend. Heather posted a picture of it on her facebook and it’s gotten a lot of attention. People asking if it’s a class or a pattern they can buy. It’s just something I whipped up. Anyway, I am working on getting it finished so I can write a pattern for it and get it sold!
As if I don’t have enough projects going on, I started another quilt! I bought a couple fat quarters because I liked how they looked together. I didn’t have any plans for them. I started doodling and drawing and decided they would be perfect for this quilt I came up with.
It’s changed a little since then. I think it will be three rows of banners, all in the same direction.
Here’s the basic layout. I plan on spacing them out more, I was just figuring out their order. What do you think?
A while back I posted about finding something to display my quilts in. I didn’t find exactly that, but I did find something I couldn’t pass up. This lovely piece. I was in love the moment I saw it. Not to mention it was a steal especially since some of the IKEA pieces I had been looking at were $100-$200 more!
I love it even more with my cameras all set up in it at home! Swoon! I totally shoved my dining room table into the corner of the room so this could be center stage.
I also came across this. A giant Nixon. Any takers?
For me anyway. It was at my usual fabric store this past Saturday, so I decided to go check it out. I had a great time. Even though I sat at a table with some ladies I already sort of knew, I discovered one woman is my neighbor! We shared stories of awful neighbors because the neighborhood is a little sketchy. She calls it “transitional” which I thought was fitting.
The best part of the meeting was show-and-tell. It was so awesome to see what everyone else was working on and had finished. There were lots of people with different levels of experience so there was a wide range of designs and styles. Here are some of my favorites.
Sorry the photos are not the best. It was a packed house. There were over 20 attendees which was apparently the biggest turn out yet. I’m excited for the next meeting and getting to know these ladies better and see more of their projects.
If you are in the Indianapolis area and interested in joining, you can check out their blog for more info.
Next quilt is my first attempt at a modern style cross quilt. I sort of just made this up as I went along. I looked at the pattern I had in a book, but it was much more complicated. This one was just made by using a square in the center and using rectangles on the sides. I used Denyse Schmidt’s line of fabric for Joann’s. This quilt is also available in my shop.
I didn’t do much quilting on this one. I kept it really simple.
What do you think? Do you have any recent projects that you made with your own pattern?
*Also, today is my little sister’s 21st birthday! That’s insane. She is perpetually six years old in my head.*
Clearly it has been a while since I’ve posted anything here, but it wasn’t because I wasn’t making anything. I’ve actually jumped head first into quilting. I’ve actually finished several and have several more in the works. A friend told me about this awesome new little fabric shop near my house that’s all modern fabrics. I go to open sew there every other Saturday and get to hang out with some other sewers since sewing can be sort of a loner activity. Also since I work at a school, I still have winter break. I had two weeks of nearly non-stop sewing.
Want to see some of what I’ve made?
After I made Clara’s quilt, I had more of the same triangles left over so I made another similar quilt. My co-worker ended up buying this one for her youngest daughter for Christmas.
With another set of the same triangle pieces, I made this rainbow stripe quilt. This was the first quilt I sold from my shop! Very exciting.
Sorry for the bad iPhone pic. I wasn’t really thinking about documenting quilts while I was working on these earlier quilts. I did this one for a co-worker. She commissioned two quilts for family members who were having babies.
This is the second quilt. I cut up all of the triangles for both quilts at the same time because they were using the same fabrics. My co-worker, Angi, just asked me to make two of the same quilt because the two babies were from opposite sides of her family and would probably never meet each other. After the first quilt, I decided to play around with the triangles and showed Angi this style and she LOVED it. So two quilts with the same fabric but different looks.
Just a few of my earlier project. More on the way!