This is the first quilt I’ve seen done by one of my customers with my Tranquil Forest pattern! Lorraine B. from San Diego did a super job on it and it was her very first quilt! It is so exciting to see my pattern turned into an actual, real, honest-to-goodness, living, breathing quilt! I hope I get to see many more over the coming years. Yep, that’s definitely an unveiled hint quilters! Here’s your mantra for today: “Buy the pattern, make the quilt…..buy the pattern, make the quilt”….
This is a great pattern to make if you are a beginner, but it’s also a good one for experienced sewists to whip out for that quick baby quilt. It can be done scrappy, or planned; either way it is fast and fun. The main thing is to prepare yourself a coffee (or tea or wine!) and just do it. Dive into that stash. Or go shopping. What are you waiting for?
Oh….maybe you need the pattern? Click on the image below to purchase, and it will be on its way to you before you know it.
I’m back at my machine and quilting up a storm! I’ve come up with a new overall quilting design which I call “Peacock.” It’s mostly swirly but with some longer curves. It makes a really nice texture and can be done big or small. It’s really fun to do, and flow really well out of my brain! Two of the photos above have the Peacock quilting, and the green one has the “Curls” overall design. My brain also loves that one!
Of course that’s in-between working at Doug’s Nuts (haven’t “liked” us yet on Facebook – we can always use more likes! As a matter of fact, that is my goal this month…just saying!), coordinating the annual Covered Bridge Regatta, creating fun projects with Sheila Sinclair Snyder, updating my website along with the OAR website, preparing another quilt to go to a magazine (coming out this fall),creating a custom commissioned quilt for my friends Jon and Kathy, and motivating the Pine Needlers towards their goal of our annual quilt show in July. Spare time? Ha! If I did, I could certainly fill it with dog training, gardening, rowing, or making caramel – my new “gotta master this recipe” challenge. No wonder the days go by pretty fast!
Kathy T’s baby quilt turned out so fun! The two color Houndstooth quilt is such a bold statement. She did it in soft gray, and the back is gray and yellow swirls. Lovely! I quilted it with simple “peacock swirls” as I now call them, and it has such a wonderful texture.
I just love this quilt! The Kaffe Fasset fabrics really pop out of the background that is a mottled gray. It’s absolutely striking! Jan H. did a wonderful job picking out the fabrics for this one. So what to do? A custom treatment would have been to crazy and costly to work around the dark and light fabrics with different threads, so I chose an overall pattern that actually worked out pretty neat I think. I used a “gray shades” thread which matched the gray areas and yet didn’t horribly stand out on the darker fabrics. The end result was swirls on squares! Nice job Jan! This take the “Slideshow” quilt to a whole new level of fun!
Click on the picture below to purchase the pattern on Amazon.com! Enjoy!