I just finished this custom quilt and I really love these colors! I live in Gainesville–home of the Florida Gators–where bright orange and royal blue are everywhere you look. Yep, there are entire houses painted orange and blue. I like the Gators well enough–Go Gators!–but I get weary of orange and blue, even though it’s a rock solid color combo. That is what I love about getting a custom order–I have to set my color prejudices aside and I often love the result. In fact, the custom quilt I made before this one was totally orange and blue–gorgeous!
Just finished the last of a flurry of custom orders! It has been so much fun working on quilts that I know are going to happy homes. This cutie is for a baby on the way in Texas. Baby quilts are my absolute favorite size to make. I work on a Janome Gem, which I recently learned is 3/4 size (!), and even though I’ve made a few queen size quilts on it, it’s much happier working on a smaller scale. The backing for this quilt is a great organic cotton that I happened to have on hand–it’s such a perfect fit with the colors my client picked. I love that it has a little shimmer in some of the dots.
My shelves in my little shop are pretty bare but it’s time to work on some things for my house and holiday presents. Up next, a tablecloth for Thanksgiving and leaf coasters. Plus a surprise quilt that I am super excited about. I’m going to post about this quilt as I go, so more posts on this WIP coming soon.
I haven’t posted in a while, but I’ve had a busy few months! My little Etsy shop has picked up a bit and I’ve had a few custom orders. I was super pleased to get an order for two twin size quilts based on one of my early original designs. When I started my shop I was really excited to create quilts of my own design, and this Ellsworth Kelly inspired quilt was the very first to go up in my shop. I sold a few to friends and family and put the design aside. Then, out of the blue, I received an order for two quilts in this design, and I’ve had so much fun working with my customer, selecting colors and fabrics. I just love the orange and pink she chose. Picking the backing and binding was aided with a flurry of pinning–sometimes Pinterest is the best invention. This was exactly the type of work I imagined doing when I opened my shop, and it’s just as much fun as I hoped.
In other news, I made and sold (another pleasant surprise!) a batch of puzzle balls–also fun. And I’ve been working on a really exciting project–something totally new for me that I can’t wait to share with you soon!