Monday, January 4, 2010

New Year, New Goal!

Well, let me just start out by saying how extremely sorry I am for the past 3 months of non- blogging. I have had an extremely busy holiday season with my new Etsy shop, and also dealing with some health issues at the same time. I am doing fine now, and I am also very glad that I had so much success with my shop. I am taking a little break from Etsy so that I can restock my shop and work on other things. Anyways, I wanted to let you all know that I will be making some changes to my blog, and hopefully starting a new blog about my goal for this year. Last year, I made my first four quilts, and I have really gotten hooked on quilting... and am now addicted to fabrics! Oh my goodness... there are some lovely fabrics out there! Well, my goal for 2010 is to make a quilt a month... or more. I am pretty sure I can do it. I currently make very simple quilts, so I'm pretty confident that one quilt a month should be fairly easy. Once I start getting into more advanced techniques, I might not be able to do that many. But, anyways, that is my goal for this year, and I am so excited about it! I am already at work on two different quilts. One will be an "I Spy" Quilt for my son, and the other is going to be a Valentine's quilt for my hubby. I will send pics of the works in progress soon. In the meantime, enjoy this pic of my last quilt of 2009. I was not happy with the first quilt that I made for my niece (my first quilt ever). But, the biggest reason why I decided to make her a different one was because when I saw this fabric, it screamed her name! It was the perfect theme and colors for her and I just had to get this fabric! :) As usual, I did a very simple quilt, and not much actual "quilting" to it since I wanted the fabric to really be the main focus. Enjoy!

Front. I used the Castles and Carriages fabric from Studio R Designs. My niece is a major princess, and her room is decorated in pinks and greens.

Back. I used the Princess Tonal Pink fabric from the collection and wrapped it around to the front for a simple binding method.

Closer view of the back fabric, and very simple quilting. I don't know how to do all the fancy designs yet.

I gave this to her for Christmas and she loves it! Yay! :)



SquirrelQueen said...

Hi Mel, hope your new year is off to a great start. The quilt is so cute, perfect for a major princess. I look forward to seeing more of your quilt designs.

Amber said...

I love that quilt! I was wondering about you and I'm glad to hear that you're back and doing well. Take care, can't wait to see what else you make :)

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! we really missed you, you know!

I liked that fabric, congrats on your success with your Etsy shop!

Melissa aka Equidae said...

wow thats a good job :) vey nice!

Debbie said...

That fabric is adorable!
Now listen - we expect to see you around here regularly now!