Avoiding blogging… I am not sure why I am finding it so hard to get into the rhythm of blogging again but I really am. I have had photos that I have wanted to post since Summer and I have just found every excuse I could to just not post…. until today.
Today I got a lovely note from someone who follows my blog who was just checking in with me to see if I was okay. I had kind of forgotten that people liked my quilts and missed my posts. I had convinced myself that no one really was missing my blog in the sea of things to do/read/look at. It was a nice reminder that there are a few people out there who like what I do.
So without further… for the Sandra’s out there… here is a quilt I made last year that I have been meaning to share…
This quilt was a store sample that I made for Modern Domestic from Elizabeth Hartman’s fabric and pattern.
I do not usually post photos of my store samples but I loved this quilt. It was so easy to put together and turned out better than I could have hoped…
The plants are darling and such a fun idea. The quilt did get me into a little bit of trouble as I kept talking about the “pot plant” quilt. Now where I come from a pot plant is a potted plant… a plant in a pot. Unfortunately I realized too late that in Portland it meant something a little different…. everyone thought I was taking about a Pot plant (aka. a marijuana plant)… whoops.
Things really did get lost in translation with this one. What did not get lost on this quilt is the amazing quilting that my colleague Lane did on this piece. He used the store’s Bernina Q20 and did some amazing ruler work on this piece. This was one of his early pieces as he was learning to use the long arm machines. If this was one of his first quilts you can imagine what his quilting is like now. He is a natural… and I am only a little jealous of his quilting skills.
I make all my store samples with everyone involved knowing that they will end up at the local hospital’s PICU. I hope the kid that gets this quilt loves it as much as I do.
Quilt Size: 44 x 44
Pattern: Green House by Elizabeth Hartman
Fabric: Terranium by Robert Kaufman