Summer is officially here and I am getting so little done. I had two work days last week, but I only did client quilting on one of them. I spent some time this weekend working on one quilt, but not enough to keep my head above water. I must prioritize the kids's needs and wants better and coordinate when they do things, when friends are over, etc so something is accomplished! Easier said than done.
On Friday, one son had a friend to play with and the other was still at music camp. It gave my daughter and I uninterrupted time to work on a new quilt project alone. She picked up fabrics at MQX and Paducah, and all that was stopping her was me determining a simple enough pattern and time. On this quilt, she is doing the piecing of the top also. Last year's was pieced by me and quilted by her. By doing her own piecing, she is (1) learning this part, and (2) she can enter it in many more shows -- more specifically Vermont next June, where they give sewing machines to all junior quilters! Pretty sweet.
This pseudo-Paris themed quilt has a fun Eiffel tower print, which she loved. Don't really know how the zebra print worked into it, but it is there! The other black print I had, and thought it looked rather Parisiene, so we fussy cut the design and ran with it. The plan is to have a fancy star with a pink poodle (completed with rhinestone collar) as the center block. It doesn't exactly sound beginner so I best be pondering how to do this simply.
I have done a few other quilts lately, but two can't be shown as they are going into client books. Here's one from May though that I had not yet shown. This client (I believe) made this as one of her first quilts. It has great piecing and technique, and was fun to quilt. It got lots of feathers and other frills. Feathers are placed where they will show best, but with the paisley print, it is a waste of time to feather that~
Here's a look at some of the blocks...
Though I am busy, I welcome the edge-to-edge type quilts. If you happen to have any tops that you might want an all-over type quilting on, I can definitely take those this summer. Just drop me a comment or email.