I quilt for attention. There, I said it. I love to make, but I love to give more. I want the person who receives what I make to truly love it and know how much I adore them because of the time I put into making them something with my time and hands. That is a very selfish sentiment, but there it is.
I made this baby quilt for someone who I knew would love it and appreciate it. What I didn’t expect was that her mom would also write me the sweetest thank you note. It was fantastic.
This was a time-intensive pattern. I don’t remember exactly, but I think it was 124 1/2-square triangles. That is a lot for me. But I love the effect using V & Co’s Color Theory line.
I did crosshatch quilting mimicking the braid in the middle and I backed and bound in more fabric from the line. The neutral is Tim Holtz Dictionary fabric. For the bazillionth time.
All this blogging is making me want to quilt… 🙂 More later as I catch up on the projects I have been working on…
So nothing really since May. How dissapointing. My life has gotten pretty good. Work is crazy, crazy, crazy busy. But I have a job I like. What a difference that makes. I would love some more down time, for sure. But there are worse things. Lots of down time and a soul-sucking job. Very little down time and a soul-sucking job. So on the balance, not too bad.
Enough about that, QUILTS! I have not been sewing enough. My goal is to finish three quilts this weekend, that would give me lots to write about. So, onward.
These little kitten faces are part of a quilt I made for a charity quilt auction for the local humane society. I used Oh Frannson!’s pattern (with her permission). I loved making the kittens because it was all straight-forward piecing, easy square triangles.
I backed the quilt with a fun mix tape pattern – to round out the 80s color scheme/feel. And I used a black/white stripe binding.
I did free-motion matchstick quilting. Really, truly loved the texture it gave the quilt – although I am not sure how to do it without distorting/pulling the fabric.
The quilt sold for a decent amount at the auction. So yay! 🙂