>> Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Its spreading like WILDFIRE! What is it? Its the St. Louis 16 patch quilt. Quick and oh so easy, its a great scrap buster that will use up all those fat quarters we're hoarding! So break into your old favorites that you are "saving for good" and join us. I promise you it will look amazing when finished.
Hello friends! Its been almost a year since I sat down and took the time to post about what I've been up to. Its not that I haven't been sewing...I've been sewing like mad...but taking the time to post everything that I've been doing is, well, a challenge for me. I admit it. Most of the time I'm making more than one project at a time and by the time I get them done, the next day they are in the shop on display. I'd like to tell all of you to just 'Stop in!' to the shop, but I know that's not reality. (as much as I wish it was...everything I sew is in the shop and I know most of you would love it!)
I love when I get the chance to be creative for a client, but I really love it when I have the opportunity to do almost whatever I want. Thats when my creative juices really start flowing and some of my best work comes out. This time I had the opportunity to create a memory quilt for a friend of my cousins. Last February, I made a memory quilt for Katrina, completely custom with appliqued and embroidered blocks, sorority letters, special symbols and custom quilting. It turned out so amazing! One of her friends, Kristine, had shirts from her younger years that her mother wanted to put into a quilt for her. I generally tell clients that the more shirts the better, this time I didn't have as many as I normally do and all the designs were smaller motifs. This presented a little bit of a problem, but I made do! The only constraint I had was using the colors from the Wisconsin high school she attended: Yellow/Gold and Black.
A few days ago I blogged about the re-print of Flea Market Fancy by Denyse Schmidt and how much I adore this fabric - since then I've started another quilt (and planned two more while working at the shop! *I think I might need to reign it in a bit.) It's one I've had my eye on for a little bit - called Garnets and Gold from little bits Quilting Bee book.
Yesterday I received a little care package filled with fun citron and grey prints, mostly Michael Miller fabrics. After adding some prints from home and a little corduroy this is what I had to use: