Tuesday, November 10, 2009

12 Days of Catmas

This fun wall hanging quilt evolved from shopping during a trip to a quilt show back in 2003. If you haven't met my mom, all you really need to know is that she *is* the crazy cat lady.

We found this fabric, all cats in groupings that are plays on verses from 'The Twelve Days of Christmas', like 'Ten Toms a-Peeping' or 'A Tabby-cat in a Pear Tree'.

The base of the quilt is a log cabin wreath, and the motifs are appliqued on using fusible web and then machine stitched down. The quilting was all done with embroidery thread to give a little shimmer to the finished product.

It only took me 5 years to actually get it finished- not too shabby, right? =)

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sky Pirate

Logahn made his grand entrance to the world on 10/30/09, and his quilt was finished and delivered 10/31/09. Mom & Dad were thrilled, and they loved the back of the quilt, where I had planned a little surprise for them.

I am very happy with how the alternating diamonds worked out on this quilt. Not sure I want to make this pattern again any time soon, but they love it, so it was worth it.

The back of the quilt is pirate themed (hence the name, Sky Pirate), and the fabrics bordering the center are the fabrics Mom & Dad used for their binding for their handfasting ceremony. They knew nothing of what I had planned for this part.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

2 new items on Etsy

I was able to finish up two of my mini-quilts the week before I had to go to PA, but never got a chance to photograph them for Etsy until yesterday. Here they are!

Garden Paths

Garden Square

Ok, so I'm running out of naming ideas for any garden-themed block. ;-)

As you might guess, I had started a quilt with a number of mini-blocks, but the quilt never materialized, so I am turning the blocks into trivets and selling them by themselves. My hope is that they will bring traffic to the shop, and will provide good smaller items for the craft shows, when I am able to start setting up at them.