I know that I say this about every quilt I make, but this is my new favorite. I used a tone-on-tone white print for the sashing, the same one I used in this quilt. I quilted it in an all over swirly design, my favorite. I love the vintage floral print on the back. It is available in my shop now.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
I was going through the pictures on my computer and I realized I hadn't posted this apron yet. It is a reversible apron made using a pattern from this book. I made as a birthday gift for my mother-in-law. Both fabrics used are vintage sheets that I have picked up.
Monday, July 18, 2011
I recently had the opportunity to make a custom baby quilt for a customer. She sent a bunch of fabrics and I added some of mine to create this cute quilt. She wanted mostly pinks with some orange and yellow thrown in. I am really happy with how it turned out and she really loves it as well. We are collaborating on a coordinating set of baby bumper pads next. I'll post pics as it comes along.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
I know I haven't really talked about my oldest daughter Claire on this blog. If you have been reading long you have probably seen the scrapbook pages here, here and here and have figured out a little bit of her story. She was diagnosed with cancer the summer of 2001. We went through over a year of chemotherapy until she passed away in September 2002. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about her sweet smile and wish that she was still here.
Today, as I was catching up on my blog reading I came across this story and I really felt like I needed to do what I can to help. They are collecting stickers to make sticker books for toddlers fighting cancer. I encourage everyone to take a moment to look through their stash and help in any way that you can. All the information is available on her website.
Monday, July 4, 2011
I recently participated in a vintage sheet swap. Each person sent in up to 80 fat quarters of vintage sheets and they get back that same number of fat quarters. This is the second time I have participated in this swap and I love it. I always get fabrics that I have never seen before as well as some of my favorites. As soon as I opened my box this time I started pulling fabrics for this quilt.
I used a pattern from Camille Roskelley's book Simplify. I already have plans to make more projects from this book. For the backing I used a few extra blocks from the front as well as one of my favorite vintage sheet patterns. After it came out of the wash it is so super soft and cozy! It will be hard to let this one go, but it is available in my shop.
Edited to add: My quilt was just featured in a Treasury on Etsy!