We had a great 4th of July weekend around here!
I worked on my first customer quilt post baby! It was an adorable baby quilt for a new customer’s 3 year old son.
She’s also a knitting designer
. If you knit you should absolutely go check out her patterns
. They are amazing.
Here’s a detail picture of the stars & loops design she choose. Perfect for the fun Dr. Seuss fabrics.
I also worked on “mastering the art of maximizing nap time.” Most of the time I’ve used nap times to nap myself, but Friday she took an extra nap & I found myself with a little bit of time & no dishes to clean (yay for J being home!) So I was playing in the studio & pulled out a UFO & realized the only reason I hadn’t quilted it was because a block needed to be turned. See?
So I took the 10 minutes & finally turned the block! Ahh, that looks much better! (It’s amazed me how it sat like that for 7 years….. it’s the little things that can really hold us back…)
I also prepped the backing & it went on the frame Sunday morning! Quilting is almost done & I can’t wait to show you- it came out great!
How was your weekend?
Linking up with Design Wall Monday.
Let’s talk about designing quilts. I probably design half of all the quilts I make for various reasons- most of the time though they are for the classes I teach.
When I’m teaching I like to emphasis only one or two new elements at a time. I find this works best when teaching adults in the evenings- everyone’s had a busy day with work and family and life & let’s be honest- quilting is supposed to be fun.
For that reason I found myself creating lots of home decor type patterns- they are small in size, yet large enough to let the quilter experiment with the new technique.
This is one of my favorite patterns- The Easy Patriotic Star Table Runner. I love this pattern because it looks like a complicated star that requires y-seams, yet in reality this is a great way for quilters to practice their precision piecing through flying geese and half square triangles. And with only 3 blocks, you can finish this in time for the holiday weekend!
This pattern is now on sale at Craftsy & is on sale through July 4th for $2.00! As with all my patterns I include lots of diagrams to help the beginning quilter on their journey.
If you make this , please email me a photo at firstname.lastname@example.org- I’ve love to see your version!