Friday, October 28, 2011

Another 2 Finish Week

It's been a productive week. I finished 2 more commissioned quilts and even taught myself how to make pillow shams in the process.

Finish #1 was for a little boy named Harrison:

Guess what I don't have a crib to model this on. Too bad. 
The artsy long shot.
That right there is a quilted pillow sham. High end stuff right there kids.
For the quilting I did strings of stars down the sashing.
More stars
The backing was flannel and super soft. Love love love. The stars didn't stand out as much as I thought they would, which I think is ok.

So that shipped yesterday.
Today, this beauty is going in the mail:
The top was pieced by a friend of mine, and I did the quilting. She's going to do the binding, which is why it's unfinished on the edges.
A little better lighting
From the back
Up close and personal.

I loved this quilt. It's heavy and cotton, and just feels cozy.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Design Wall Monday

Just a quickie, as usual. I reworked this customer quilt to use a different border around the outside. I like it MUCH better this way. 
 I'm shocked that this fabric may work as a backing for his name too...I thought it'd be too busy, but it seems ok to me. Thoughts?
And finally, the secret quilt is nearly finished and will be revealed on Wednesday. For now though, the quality inspector says it meets code. 
Usually when he jumps up on my table, it's to get out the window. This time, it was solely to cuddle up on this quilt. That has to be a good sign, right? :-) 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Got a couple projects in the works right now. First up, a comfort quilt for a coworker and friend who's facing some serious difficulties, and doing it alone. Breaks my heart, but she's refusing rides and such so I'm forcing a quilt on her whether she likes it or not. I'm hoping to have it to her by the end of the week, but I'm lost in terms of how to quilt it. Thoughts? Anyone?
Also in the works is the two quilts for the sons of the husband who's getting the military quilt for his promotion soon. That quilt got to the recipient (his wife) today, but hasn't found its forever home yet - he'll be promoted in the next couple months I'm told.
Anyway, that's what's going on tonight. I started another Christmas quilt and doodled up another Etsy commission, but those aren't anywhere near photographable, so no pics.