Daily Archives: June 29, 2013

List of My Next Quilting Projects

Okay, so as I sit here at home watching more Mad Men, I’m struck with inspiration! Luckily I had my legal pad and a pen nearby to write down these things. I have come up with my next 5 projects. Now, these are not set in stone, and they may change based on any whim, or any commission project that may come up. So, as I’m being spirited away by the amazing serial Mad Men, which is about an advertising agency set in the 1960’s, I had an idea. I need to make quilts that speak to me more, not just ones that look pretty. It was the theme of the episode I was watching. So, my next few projects are close to home as they are for people, mostly, that I care a great deal about.

The List:

1) A quilt for my nephew Damien, who was born a few months ago is in dire need of an Eric The Quilter quilt! I was thinking his would be Red and Green, with hints of Purple, and Yellow to round out the color scheme.

2) A quilt for a dear friend of mine who used to baby sit me growing up. She was a neighbor for 8 years, and recently we reconnected, so I’m really excited, and I already started work on her quilt! Follow the jump for a picture of the progress so far! It’s aquatic themed, so lots of blues, purples, greens, and browns.

3) A quilt for TJ, my best friend. He and I have been friends and we are pushing up on our two decade anniversary! His Quilt is a Legend of Zelda themed Triforce Quilt! His 24th birthday is coming up in August and I really want to give it to him for his birthday.

4) A baby quilt for my roommate’s daughter. Not sure about the details on this, but for sure pink and purple. Maybe I’ll throw in some electric blue and lime green to really make the colors pop!

5) A quilt for my living room. I’ll have to stare at the thing all day every day, so I do consider it very close to me! It’s matching my living room motif! The colors are Burgundy, Blue, Forest Green, and Gold. I’m very excited for it!

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My Esthetician’s Quilt

My Esthetician’s Quilt!

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I made this quilt top about 8 months ago, and I’m going to lie, it took me a while to get around to quilting it. Honestly, I have no idea what the name of this block is, but this is the second quilt top that it has been implemented in. I love this pattern! The first one that was made with this pattern is still in my closet. Some day I’ll finish that one too.

I quilted it on my machine which is a brother. I would have preferred to long arm this one, but time constraints and all made that one difficult. I waited 8 months, and I didn’t want to take any longer finishing the quilt. I think it ended up beautiful, so I cannot complain! For this piece, I just stitched in the ditch. I was not the easiest thing, but I did okay. I would like a juki so I could quilt better, but I’ll have to do with my lightweight brother for now.

I know what everyone is going to say. Wow! This is PINK! And yes, yes it is very Pink! The color choice was not mine, but I didn’t mind it terribly. I affectionately refer to it as my pepto bismol quilt. I do think it is a thing of beauty, but I may have a biased opinion. I was the one who made it. I remember when it was a stack of fat quarters sitting on my ironing board. Now it is a 65″ by 65″ quilt and it looks marvelous! I am going to miss it, but it will have a good home with my favorite facialist!

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My Hair! My Quilt! My Other Updates!

I’ve decided to take a break from the first half of the day by dying my hair. I started bleaching out the current color last night, and now I have the second part of the dye job at hand. I’n not exactly sure what color it is going to be, but I hope it turns out nice! But anywho, back to the subject of this blog. Quilting!

So as I sit here watching Mad Men, and having dye burn my scalp, it made me think of all of the colors my hair has been dyed over the years. Black, Red, Teal, Blonde, Pink, Purple, Dark Brown, and it made me think of the fabric stash I have in my closet of the fabric I hand dyed. The color selection is very similar to the hues my hair has been over the years. I’ve decided my  next projects will run side by side. Because while I love art quilts I have been doing lately,  also have a baby quilt to make that I am a few months behind on.

Now that everyone knows my next two projects, a fun art quilt made with hand dyed fabrics, and a baby quilt in jewel tones. I’m really excited to work on these two projects, and I’m really excited to fill  everyone in on them as soon as I have them done. Heck, I’ll make sure to post constant status updates on my quilting projects. I also have a quilt I finally finished, and I have to put in the mail, so I will take some gorgeous pictures before it gets packed up to ship.

I also got my business cards in the mail along with my magnets! I’m super excited! I will be mailing out a bunch of them on Monday. If anyone wants one, just email me and I’ll gladly send you a few!

Thanks for visiting!

 

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