Last week I mentioned the current commission I was working on and shared that yummy blue & green palette. I had hoped to be quilting that by now; but nope. Long story short, I modified a traditional pattern and screwed up some of the cutting so I had to order additional fabric.
Naturally, instead of tackling my ever-growing mountain of scraps while I wait for the new fabric; I started something new and picked up a new commission. I think I have come to the point in my life where I am finally going to accept that I thrive on chaos. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Since I'm still in the cutting process for this new project, the only pic I have is this yummy image of the trimmings. Aren't these saturated pastels to die for?
Can you believe we're already ten days into the new year? How did that happen???
So far this year I've completed a quilt top, tackled a tiny portion of the ever-growing mountain of scraps, and done some work on commissioned quilt. I can't really say more about this commission, except that I am seriously crushing on the palette and will definitely be using these colors again; hopefully soon. Earlier this week, I shared this image of the fabric on IG, but feel like I should share it here as well because I love it so much!
Just stopping by to wish everyone a happy holiday season! I'm taking this week to reorganize and gear up for 2017. I may not be posting much this week; but I will be checking my emails, so feel free to contact me regarding commissions or anything else.
Since blog posts are no fun without images, here is my "best 9" collage for 2016. If you want to see some amazing quilts and other awesomeness, check out the #2016BestNine and #2016BestSewingNine hashtags on Instagram,
Here's to a productive and very happy 2017!
So I'm one step closer to covering my family in quilts. This one was given as a gift to my father for his birthday from my step-mom and me.
My dad is one of my favorite people and we have a lot in common. Things I inherited from him include my inappropriate sense of humor, love of ice cold beer, slight obsession with sharks (especially Shark Week), high tolerance to pain, and his appreciation of all things music. And like dear ol' Dad, if I had to pick one genre...well, it's Rock n' Roll that feeds my soul.
Unfortunately for me (and anyone who's stuck in the car with me when a good song comes on), I didn't inherit Dad's musical abilities; but I did get some of his creative genes... except he writes beautiful songs and I make cozy quilts. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
So when my step-mom suggested we give him a quilt for his birthday, I was all over it. We knew it had to be music related and naturally gravitated towards some sort of guitar design as that's his instrument of choice. We looked at several images and both really liked the same image.
Today I'm sharing my most recent finish: this Christmas quilt Doug and I gave to two of our very favorite people.
Earlier this year, my mother asked me to make her a nautical themed quilt for my parents' bedroom at the lake house. She wanted something simple and very "primary and almost childlike". I immediately thought of this quilt by Ashley over at Film in the Fridge.
We decided to keep the palette quite simple: bold shades of red and blue, with some warm neutrals added in, set against a creamy white background.
Today, I'd like to share a couple of things.
First, my Etsy shop is up and running. I've added new tab under the blog title with a direct link for your convenience. Most of my quilts are commissioned works; however, from time to time I will make something on a whim because something inspires me. These are the quilts you will find for sale in the shop. I will post here when I list new items. If you want to receive automatic updates, I suggest following with Bloglovin' or following the RSS feed (see left side bar).
Next, the Modern Quilts: Redesigning Traditions exhibit at the Ontario (California) Museum of History and Art is now open. If you are on Facebook, you can see some great photographs by Paul Broeker here. This is the quilt I have hanging in the exhibit. If you scroll through Paul's pictures, you'll see it hanging among some beautiful quilts.
Earlier this year my Aunt Mary contacted me about making a quilt for my cousin and his fiance. Of course I said yes! We decided on a travel theme with a modern-industrial vibe.
I wanted to take a moment to share the details of the Modern Quilts: Redesigning Traditions exhibit at the Ontario, CA Museum of History and Art. My quilt, Hexie Rebellion, was accepted to hang in the show. This quilt is a modern interpretation of a traditional hexagon quilt.
Just a quick little post to give you the option to follow with Bloglovin. I've added an icon to the top right sidebar for you convenience.