I don’t think I’ve spent this much time away from the computer in…ever. I’ve been quilt-crazy which means my digital activities have been on the back burner.
I finished these two babies this week:
A Tula Pink “Fox Field” lap quilt.
My new queen-sized quilt of doom! This sucker was hand quilted (meaning my fingers are peeling bc I hate thimbles) and took me more than a month to finish…working on it every single day.
I finished my Rainy Day fabric collection! I ordered my Spoonflower proofs this week, which means they should be available for sale in 2-3 weeks.
Another thing I’ve been working: overhauling my website. Here’s a little preview.
I’ve had an Instagram account for a while to follow a few friends, but I’m finally starting to post my own stuff.
So here’s a progress shot of my current project: my second quilt. It’s going to be a queen-sized quilt for my bed! My husband helped me pick out the fabrics. He demanded it have at least one of Teagan White’s Fort Firefly designs, which I was more than happy to oblige. I’m also using three of my coworker, Patty’s designs, which she generously gave me from her personal stash.
I finished my first quilt on New Year’s Day. I used three Tula Pink designs (she’s one of my favorite designers) among others.
I would have never expected to get into quilting, but after drooling over so many gorgeous prints lately, I had to have them…which means I have to make something to show them off!
I’ve been a busy bee this week. My coworker and awesome fabric designer for Michael Miller, Patty gave me some simple but priceless advice on Monday: design for the repeat, don’t repeat the design.
Until this point, I hadn’t been considering how to tile my design until after I’d completed my illustrations. Then I’d enter a puzzle-like challenge of trying to fit pieces together, which didn’t always work or yield results I was completely satisfied with.
So during my lunch break on Monday, I sketched up the first design, Looks Like Rain, and the rest came easily! I was so pleased with the overall idea/color palette, I decided to keep adding to it and make a collection out of it. I think my second design, Water Off a Duck’s Back, is my favorite.
So that’s the Rainy Day collection thus far, in two colorways: Downpour and Sunshower.
I’ll have to order proofs when I’m done (I want to add at least two more designs). Hopefully I’ll have it available for sale on my Spoonflower account soon!
Two more designs complete. I’d say that makes a productive weekend.
A screenshot of my current project in progress.
I’ve been working on my entry for an upcoming Spoonflower contest: hand-lettered New Year’s resolutions. I went with resolutions related to creativity and art since that’s pretty much my life.
I finally sat down and spent more time working with different colorways. I think the first three options will be the ones I proof and put up for sale on my spoonflower page. I’m not sure which I’ll enter in the contest yet though. Any opinions?
I made a few bird-themed patterns last month: a kingfisher, some budgies, and their feathers. They’re currently up on my spoonflower page, but I’m waiting on my proofs to get here next week so I can make them available for sale.
I decided to use up a lot of my smaller fabric scraps to make myself this crazy skirt. My coworker, Patty, even gave me some scraps of the fabric she designed (the little foxes and owls are hers!) to use in it. It took a little over 160 squares measuring 5x5 inches to make this thing.