Commissions in Gray

One of the things that makes me happiest is when a friend asks for a piece of custom work.  It does wonders for my ego, as well as give me a chance to design something with someone else’s style vantage.

First up – some dinosaur earrings.  They are made using plastic dinosaurs and an outdoor paint that works on all surfaces.  A few years back I found a paint that works for painting dinosaurs – a unique and frustrating problem.  It was fun to use this technique again – and the results are lovely and menacing.

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Next up – a dresden pillow that I LOVE.  A friend said that she would love to have the extra dresden I have, but I knew the colors didn’t match her home, so I created a new one that matched her gorgeously decorated bedroom.  Did I mention I LOVE this?  A great example how changing my viewpoint can create something lovely.  This was done all from stash fabric except for the gorgeous linen-looking charcoal.  I tried three different circle fabrics before deciding on using the dark gray in the middle.  Much more modern and gorgeous.

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Perfect Fabric Ribbon Squares

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The squares aren’t perfect, but the fabric is.  I spent many weeks trying to find the perfect fabric to fill up a big space in my dining room.  I wanted something with enough color variation that I could do lots of different things with tablescapes, and bright but not too childish, and lots of blooms.  Eventually I found Lilly Belle by Bari J. for Art Gallery Fabrics.  I love, love, love the fabric.  And the big floral prints were perfect for this project.  Next time I work with Art Gallery Fabrics it will be for an actual quilt – the fabric is SO.SO.SOFT!

Blue Grey Squares

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A wide and short wall hanging to cover the weird bit of wall above our bed.  I don’t have a lot of wall space in this house, so I use almost every little blank spot.  I am loving squares.  And I loved doing the diagonal straight line quilting in this one.  Might be my thang.

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Welcome!

I love quilt blogs.  Seriously L.O.V.E.  And so I am adding mine into the world.

In addition to quilting…

1. I have a mid-to-high pressure corporate job which I almost-always love, but it does drive me to patchwork – so most weeknights you will find me hunkered down at the cutting mat and machine.

2. I have all the standard quilt blogger stuff: two awesome stepkids, a darling husband, an old-but-loved house, a sweet dog.  A big fabric stash.

3. I also love ballet, modern art, indie folk rock.

I think that is all.  This blog will be dedicated to my quilting follies.  If you like this blog and want to read about all the more personal, less photographed areas of my life, just contact me and I will send you a link.  That blog has a lot of oversharing and cursing.  Woot.

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