So on my fabric buying spree from my last post I also ended up with two different candy novelty prints. I was originally going to put these two prints together but I decided that they were cool enough just on their own! So I'm going to make two different large rag quilts. I am finished the first and have all the pieces cut for the next! So I present to you a large candy quilt! What could be better for a summer picnic!?! Now for sale in my shop.
Recently we took a trip to Wisconsin to visit family and on the way back my parents wanted to stop at an Indian restaurant for dinner. Right next door to the restaurant was a fabric store...now I thought the store would be closed as we were in a different time zone but it turns out that Michigan City is on a different time zone than the rest of the state to accommodate commuters to Chicago...what luck! I only had 15 min to shop as the store was closing but I ended up with serval great finds including some Monsters Inc. fabric. I made this super cute quilt and now it is for sale in my store!
I have finished the second of the batik quilts from the Hawaii fabric haul. It's a purple, and blue and pink combo....really what could be better than that? I am really happy with the way it turned out. I would love to keep it...but alas, I have to sell some of them to pay for my new sewing machine! So it's for sale in my store!
So 3 of the 5 quilts I have sold in my etsy shop have been Strawberry Shortcake! So I figure why mess with a good thing! For the time being I have made one more, but this one is much bigger and could fit a bed.
Next on the agenda, finishing a Thomas the Train quilt for my boss's grandson!
So here comes a post about a quilt that is not for sale! No shameless self promotion for me today! I was working really hard to get a comic book themed quilt done for a fab little man of mine but alas did not finish it in time for his birthday. So I took him the quilt top so he could see it and worked extra hard to finish it by the time he came to visit me for my daughters birthday. Luckily they are only born 10 days apart (well, a year and 10 days) so he didn't have to wait too long for the completed quilt.
At first I miscalculated some of the pattern and wasn't too sure about how it was turning out but in the end I am really happy with how it turned out. His room is done in a vintage comic book style and this will be for his big boy bed! His sister already has her big girl quilt, which was an awesome project I had the privilege of doing. I am really so lucky to have such wonderful friends. Wen they get tucked in at night it's like a little extra hug from me! I am going for aunty of the year....if the quilts don't work I will try candy!
Although I usually post about quilts that are licensed and in some cool retro fabric, or have something to do with a story book, I do make other quilts as well! Recently my parents were in Hawaii and my mom found a great deal on Batik fabrics. Batiks are hand dyed prints that come in a wide variety of beautiful prints. So my mom brought me back ..... Close to 15 yards of fabric...haha! I bet the people at the airport were surprised to see that going through the luggage scanner.
So I had enough fabric to make about 4 batik quilts. I have made two tops already and I just finished quilting the first one. I have the other batik top still to quilt and hopefully it will be up in the store shortly!
Also, did you notice I figured out a way to put a handy link to my store right on the side of this blog!