Cuddle Story Lap Quilt
Back with my signature “H” square
Let’s all do a happy, happy quilt dance because I have finally finished the lap quilt I have been working on. It has been a while since I made a quilt and to do one in this size (since I usually work small) was a bit of a challenge. But it was totally worth it!
I want to do more in the future and I have found that I really like making larger quilts. A quilt like the one above is so versatile. It can be used to cuddle up in OR display on your wall.
Today is a clean up day, but tomorrow I’ll be back in the studio.
Thanks for looking!
I had 2 colors to dye and I didn’t get to them, but look at all the other colors! They are all very autumn, a bit muted and just lovely.
Just a progress picture of CUDDLE STORY. It barely fits on my little make shift design wall, but I really like it so far. This weekend I’ll be dyeing some fabric for it. I’m all out of brown and I’m not sure if I like that burgundy piece. You know the one….
I recently received a request from a customer on Etsy to turn one of my COLOR STORY art quilts into a lap quilt (50″x50″). I thought what a wonderful idea! So, I have been figuring out a way to make a pattern of a 12″x12″ art quilt into a 50″x50″ modern quilt for every day use.
Since my quilts don’t have straight lines and are designed with the use of a design wall I have no written quilt design for them. So, what I did was take a photo of the Color Story art quilt and placed it in Adobe Illustrator. Then I traced around the seam lines and had a pattern! What you see in the above picture is the pattern printed out to size!
It has been a fun challenge and I can’t wait to see how it turns out!
I’m also trying out a new theme here on WordPress. This is the “Stay” theme and I think it will work really well once I get it set up. Maybe I’ll end up “staying” with this theme. I have also decided to blog here about all things handmade, sewing, knitting, etc. here along sprinkled with photo inspiration.
Here’s to spring!
Love these hearty croquis. Winter gets to be so dull, especially when the snow melts. So, when you see the bulb flowers starting to peek and bloom, it can really lift your spirits.
This also has lovely color inspiration. Love the grays and browns with the pops of yellow, green, and white!
Just checking in to let you know I’m still working on quilting my largest Color Story Quilt. I think I’ll have it done this week! Yeah! I’m also working on the little channel quilting tutorial I mentioned in my last post. Who knew it would be so hard for me to put the process in words.
The photo above is a picture of the train yard in the Haymarket. Actually, this section of train tracks had to be moved to make space for the new arena and other awesome stuff coming to Lincoln, NE. I do love hanging out in this area of town!
Isn’t this train fun and colorful and great quilt inspiration! Maybe my next Color Story will reflect something like this.
Where did February go?!
Just wanted to share a picture of a project I’m currently working on. This is a large studio quilt. It requires some manipulation to move around under my sewing machine and dense channel quilting takes some time. I’ll share more about this process soon!
I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend.