Tuesday, December 21, 2021

The Mouth Quilt - A study in creativity

 One day my four-year-old brought home this drawing from school.  I thought it looked neat - and told them it looked like a quilt.  

With a straight face, I was instantly corrected.

It's not a quilt.  Those are mouths trying to eat you. 

Of course they are. 

I decided that regardless of this slightly horrifying exchange, this was going to be a quilt.  So I took the original drawing, and turned it into this.

With the slightly haunted back story, and the simple color scheme, it seems like it would be a good quilt for a teenager (or adult) who's into that sort of thing.  Although, it would work well with black, white, or gray d├ęcor too!  This quilt is for sale in my Etsy shop HERE.

Thanks for looking!  This quilt is for sale in my Etsy shop HERE.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Flying Geese Ombre Baby Quilt

 I needed a quick, geometric design for a mindless sewing project.  Flying Geese blocks to the rescue!

After drawing up the color scheme, I looked in my fabric stash and found these Ombre Confetti fabrics.  I thought it would be perfect for adding some interest, while still keeping the design simple. 

The good part of using the same fabric throughout was being able to make the geese with the 4-at-a-time-method.  This quilt is for sale in my Etsy shop HERE.  

This quilt can be found in my Etsy shop HERE.  

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Fish Quilt

 I was requested to make a fish quilt for a family member.  It seemed like an interesting challenge, so I said yes.  

I developed this block to be the fish.  The person doesn't really like blue, so I used this deep green to simulate the sea.  All the fish are different, most use up scraps.

This was a long-term, background project with lots of starts and stops.  I think it ended up taking about 8 years.  It was a king-size quilt, but I just had lots of time where I put it away and couldn't think about it for a while.

I'm super happy with how it turned out, and also happy that it's off my to-do list!

This one is not for sale, but if you like my work and are interested in a custom quilt, just contact me!

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Fall-Inspired Quilt

This quilt's colors remind me of fall!  

I've had this fabric forever.  I tried searching to see when this collection was released, but it was long enough that it doesn't show up when I look on the Anna Maria Horner site.  But now that I'm there...I spy some great new fabric that might need to come home with me.

Anyway, this floral patterned fabric is paired with a warm cream solid and is just so cozy feeling.  It has a fall vibe, with a non-pumpkin design, so it can be left out year round.  I'd love to keep this one, but I'm overflowing with quilts.  This fall beauty is up for sale in my shop HERE.

For sale in my shop HERE.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Star Baby Quilt

Sometime during the lockdowns, I gave my 6-year-old a coloring sheet that had a quilt block on it.  After coloring, I thought it had an interesting look - definitely not colors I'd put together.  I love how creative kids are.

I decided to make a baby quilt out of it, but I didn't want to have a repeating pattern.  So, I made the block as big as I could to make a whole quilt.  I think it turned out great!  This one is for sale HERE.

For sale in my Etsy shop HERE.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Pink and Gray Baby Quilt

Pink and Gray is a classic color combination for a reason!  This simply quilt really becomes so much more in these fabrics.  

Not much to talk about in construction, a simple patchwork was a great break between more complex projects.  And I found the perfect pink and gray floral background - with just enough in my stash.

This one is for sale in my shop HERE.

For sale in my Etsy shop HERE.