It seems like ages since I've done a post..... and it has been. I have been very busy these last few weeks, and now that I'm almost finished, I thought I'd start catching you up.
I have two opportunities in the near future to have a venue to sell some of my quilts. The 3 I'm showing today will all be for sale. This is a child's quilt from Kim's book "Scrap Basket Surprises".
The little owls are a Michael Miller fabric and the strips are from my stash. With very few exceptions (a few backings and bindings), I have been able to make these quilts from my stash - yea!!!
This is my "One of a Kind" quilt that I started several years ago. I made the two big pineapple blocks the wrong size. Instead of ripping them out, I made an original. This is a beautiful, bright happy quilt.
There are a lot of Kaffe fabrics in here (including the border), but there are lots of brights from wherever.
There are two tiny 4" paper pieced pineapple blocks - I will probably never do any more.
It's hard to see the quilting, but it's one of my favorites, an all over meandering feather vine with swirls every so often.
It's a happy bright yellow polka dot.
This is from Kim's 2nd book "Scrap Basket Sensations". It's actually the quilt on the cover - but looks so different. I used a small jelly roll of children's Christmas fabrics.
It turned out really cute.
The back was a small scrap of Christmas lights fabrics - not enough for the whole back, so it got a center.
Some exciting news I have to share is about this new calendar. Twelve authors were selected to have a quilt featured each month along with the instructions.
Kim was one of the authors selected and look who is Miss April?!! "Flowers for Nana Girl" from her second book. I am so honored and thrilled!!! It's kind of a wierd feeling knowing that come next April people all over the country will be looking at my quilt all month!!
It's actually home with me for awhile, it's been travelling quite a bit. I tried to capture the colors out on my porch this afternoon, but my camera doesn't do it justice - it's really so pretty.
Kim surprised me by naming this quilt after me and telling the story of how I came to be called Nana Girl. It's a very special quilt to me.
Stay tuned, there are lots more quilts to share.