Friday, May 2, 2014

A Quilty Progress Report

I have been busy, busy, busy with client quilts and some other fun projects the last few months and would love to share with y'all what I've been working on.
 
First up . . . I finished my Field Day quilt for the Zeller family!  I explained in my last post that this dear family had toxic mold in their home and had to get rid of all their possessions, including Misty's grandmother's quilts.  I was lucky enough to be able to make one for them (although it will never replace what they lost).  Please follow her blog and show her your support!  Her family continues to struggle with crippling health effects of the mold and could use all the love and prayers they can get.  Her posts are truly inspirational!  Her blog is www.charliessong.com.

Here is the quilt!


 
 


 
I am so pleased with the way it turned out!  I'll be the first to tell you that these are not the normal colors that I would pick myself, but I fell in love with this quilt as I made it!   The quilting and scrappy binding put the icing on the cake for me.  I say this after each quilt I make, but I've really got to make one of these for me!
 
Next up, is a quilt I made for my friend who's daughter is being baptized this week.  She got her a book called "The Holy Ghost is Like a Blanket," and she wanted me to quilt and bind this quilt for Kennedy's special day.  Here is the finished product:
 

 
 
 
 
I nicknamed this quilt "The Quilt of a Million Bagillion Loops" and by the end of quilting, my forearms were aching, but it was worth it!  I am reminded everytime I do a scalloped edge how much I adore it!  It is so feminine and soft.  I've also been trying to label all of my quilts, and this one needed a circle label to go with the circle/loop theme.  What do you think?
 
Now, you may not remember, but in my Let's Get It Started post, I made a promise to myself that I would not cut into another piece of fabric until I had all three of my quilt tops quilted and bound.  Well, I have cut a lot of fabric, but none of it has been for me.  And I have finished 2 out of the 3 projects so far!
 
Here is my Adorn quilt which is hanging above my sewing area as we speak.  PS-Just keeping it real with the mess, y'all :)

 
 
I tried something new with this one and decided to hand-quilt it and I LOVE the result.  I love trying new things with quilting and this is definitely something I will do again!
 

 
 
 




And finally, here is the Dapper quilt I made for my new niece, Gemma.
 
 
 
 
 
 
And here's Gemma enjoying a nap on her quilt.
 
 
 
Hopefully I will be able to get my third quilt, Spools, done this week since I am getting a good hold of my client quilts, and dare I say, I am actually ahead of schedule?!
 
Make sure to check out my Etsy shop for custom Adorn and Dapper quilts!  And if you aren't a follower on Instagram, find me @sewinlovequilting!

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