I often claim to have a Quilting "Hobby" in attempts to hide my obsession with fabric and color.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Robyn's Quilts

Well, I am going to gamble here that the Parents of the kiddo's I made these quilts for don't read my blog....

I finally finished up the Two Christmas Quilts that Robyn commissioned from me, and the two Blue's Blankets made from their scraps for her beloved pups.

This was a real fun commission because I was given full creative license so to speak. She told me the gender, age, and favorite colors of each child and off I went. I decided it would be fun to make them different enough to be unique to each child, but stay within a similar theme (geometric)

The pink and purple if for her Niece.  I quilted it in a double 4 leaf flower pattern that gave a neat optical illusion of broken circles.

 The blues and green is for her Nephew. That one was more of a rambling free hand with looped ribbons down intermittently. I used Sulky for that shiny detail...what an adventure. That stuff loves to snarl and break at the least opportune time. But the results are stunning!

And of course two little blankies (more pad size I think) for the pups!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Winter Geese Sold!

Again, it has been far too long since I posted last, but sadly, I feel there is so little I can post right now.  I have several projects in front of me, but I cannot post any of them because they are commissioned quilts and I can't ruin the surprise....and for those who know me well, you know the other part of my current life is incredibly personal and not something I want to post here. sigh.

But one good thing I can post about is that my Winters Geese Quilt has gone to a new home!

A former High School classmate and I reconnected some time back on Facebook. I did a quilt for her, and then she ordered several more (one of the two clients I am surprising!). She was recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and this hit very close to home for her because she lost her mother to this illness. She has become very motivated to take charge of her health and has decided to be part of a walk to raise money and awareness for Diabetes research. She asked if I could donate a quilt to the cause, and I knew right away Winters Geese was the one! I mean really, who wouldn't want to cuddle up to a colorful, handmade quilt, backed in cuddly soft flannel? She posted it on Ebay, and it received great attention, and several bids, and ultimately a winner!

While I am not getting rich financially in my quilting adventure (yet...?) I have made some amazing new friends, gained some wonderful publicity, and been a a part of several terrific charities. So you could say it has been a wealth finding hobby.

Well, off to the machine...I must justify my fabric obsession some how!