Nautical Sailing Ships

sailing

my second addition to my Etsy Shop.. a cute little nautical themed sailing ship quilt that measures 36″ x 45″. perfect for a little boy or girl on sale for $85 with free shipping within the United States. for more details and additional photos simply click on the photo or the Etsy Shop link in the menu.

thanks for peaking!

Sweet Pink Vintage Baby Girl Quilt

sweet-pink-quilt

my first quilt for sale on Etsy is a sweet pink vintage style baby girl quilt! it measures 35″ x 41″ and is on sale for $85 with free shipping within the United States.

i originally bought the pink print fabric to make a toddler dress and when i got home from the fabric store i laid out all my fabric and i literally said out loud, “oh these prints have to become a quilt”…

so i started cutting 2.5″ strips and and began piecing. for all the details and additional photos you can click on the image or the link to my Etsy Shop in the menu bar.

My First ‘Finished’ Quilt

i say “finished” quilt because as i’ve found out from reading other quilters blog, i’m not the only one who starts another quilt before the last one is complete.. it must be a quilters illness or have some sort of catchy name.. because i’m already shopping for fabrics for 1,2,3 more quilts before i even have the front of my current ‘quilt in progress’.. i shall call it “QIP”.. i bet that’s not original, but for now i’ll go with it!

for my maiden voyage i chose 4 coordinating fabrics along with white and went with half square triangles.. and although, i know where all my “oopppss” are, i really love this quilt… maybe it’s because it’s my first!

it’s perfectly imperfect, just like me!

what did i learn from this first quilt..?? well, i learned that starch and my Rowenta iron are my new best friends!Photo Jan 24, 10 36 51 AM

i learned that a 1/4″ piecing foot with guide is a must have!

i learned what a walking foot actually is and why i love it so!

i also learned i’m not a big fan of binding.. booo for binding… in fact, it’s my least favorite part of the whole process [i bet i'm not alone]..

binding and i need to come some sort of an agreement.. what that agreement is, is yet to be determined! it may just end up a love, hate relationship.. i love the finished quilt, i hate the process of binding…

time will tell..