Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sphinx - Custom Pet Portrait

"Sphinx" - Custom Pet Portrait

I've been working on this pet portrait for the past few days and it's finally complete. I have to say that I'm very pleased with the way that it turned out. I was a bit more loose with the cat than I would normally be. I applied the pastel to the face and then blended it. I really liked the effect that I achieved in doing that. I think the cat looks more soft than other portraits that I've done.

"Sphinx" is a surprise birthday gift and I hope the recipient is pleased. :)

Have a great day!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Bed Size Rag Quilts

I just completed my first queen size rag quilt. It's quite a jump going from little baby quilts to this big queen. It took me over 13 hours to assemble!

I have created a custom listing on Etsy for a queen size rag quilt and I will be creating listings for twin and king size as well (once I make some samples).

This particular quilt was made with fabric from the Fiona's Fancy line from Riley Blake. It's also backed with natural muslin.

I have all kinds of embroidery/quilt projects in the works too.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sale Item of The Week on Etsy

This week's sale item in my Etsy shop is this beautiful quilt set (includes twin/throw size quilt, throw pillow and two shams) for $265 (marked down from $295). I cannot take credit for these beautiful pieces as my friend Cathy Lee made them. She owns a quilt shop in town and has asked me to help her sell some of her shop samples.

This set is made from Moda's Origins line. I think the colors are so fun and it would look great draped over a couch, chair or bed.

Good news, my charitable item of the month sold yesterday!! I'm so happy to be making that donation to St. Jude's tomorrow. Thank you to Sarah who purchased that item!

I hope you have a great week!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Berenstain Bears Quilt

Remember the Berenstain Bears? I used to love the books when I was a kid. Moda just released their Berenstain Bears themed fabric line and it's called "Welcome To Bear Country." I couldn't resist creating a little rag quilt with the fabric. It's absolutely adorable!

I've been quilting away this week and I'm currently working on a queen size rag quilt. It will be a sample for a custom listing on Etsy. I will be working on more rag quilts and some fun embroidery items too!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Custom Memory Rag Quilt With Photos

I've been working hard on this custom rag quilt with photos and it's finally finished. I made one using my own photos and I think it turned out really well!

I have created a listing on Etsy for a custom quilt with photos, and I think it would make such a wonderful gift! I think it would be great for students going off to college, moms, grandparents, and pet lovers. I also think they would be a neat way to remember a special occasion such as a wedding, birthday or vacation.

Creating a quilt like this is a very lengthy process but the end result is worth it. This quilt is just an absolute treasure. :)

Have a nice evening!

Etsy Sale Item of the Week

This week's item-of-the-week on Etsy is this little Lily & Will rag baby quilt. It's the first baby rag quilt I ever made and I just adore it! It's being offered at a special price of $40 with free shipping. This offer will expire this Sunday at midnight. 

This week I have a huge pile of quilts to do and a custom pet portrait in the line up as well. Going to be busy! :)

I hope you have a lovely Monday!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

First Long Arm Customer

Yesterday I worked on some quilt tops for my first long arm customer! It was a lot of fun and a learning experience as well! Note to self: never try to do 3 quilts in one day, it's a killer on the back! :)

I started offering long arm quilting services on Etsy a couple weeks ago, but as it turns out I'm not allowed to offer such services on Etsy. Their policies state that services can only be provided if the end product results in a new tangible item and even though quilting meets these requirments, it's still not allowed, at least for now. I was really disappointed by this because there was so much interest in my quilting. So hopefully they can change their policy at some point or business will come from somewhere else.

If you have a quilting need please feel free to e-mail me or contact me through Etsy or Facebook.

Today I will continue working on these quilts as the customer has asked me to sew binding for her as well.

I hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Charitable Item Of The Month

This adorable baby rag quilt is my charitable item-of-the-month for February. 100% of this sale will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This offer is good until February 29th at which point I will select a new item and a new charity.

This cute little quilt is made using fabric from the Fox Trails line by Riley Blake. It measures about 23 by 30 and is backed with a soft yellow cotton flannel. And it's also very reasonably priced at $45. :)