Thursday, May 17, 2012

Thimble Summer Tumbler Quilt Finished!!!!



The shaped edges 

I just treated myself & purchased these pillows last week. I found them last year but couldn't bare to pay the price. Ouch! So I've watched them in hopes of a sale or markdown & it finally happened last week!!! I was so happy. I bought two & they fit perfectly with the flow of our home. Cozy & eclectic.

I love how the quilt compliments the pillows. All of my favorite vantage colors together in one blanket. 

 Our walls are still unfinished & we still don't have a bookshelf built yet but the colors that we have throughout will stay the same. I really think the quilt helps to pull it all together. I know I have a quirky sense of style but I try to fill our home with things that bring a smile to our faces & cheerfulness to our home.

Crinkly goodness 

Just a sneak peek of what else I've been working on. I've been a quilting fool! Teehee! Can't wait to share these two little quilts with you very soon!

It's hard to believe that it's taken over a year to finish this quilt. It was my very first attempt at making my own pattern & I am so tickled with how it all came together. I didn't do any fancy cut outs on the back like I had originally planned. I wanted so badly to finish the back with giant fabric tickets to match the tickets on the fabric but sometimes I have to scale things down or I'll never get them done. I really wanted to finish this quilt up so I'll try my ticket idea on another project in the future. 

Tumbler quilts have been around for a long time. I still plan on offering this pattern in my shop in the very near future. Susannah of An Art Nest & I are teaming up to write the pattern.  It's a very simple quilt that I feel a beginner could make or a novice sewer would still find a fun project to whip up.

I'm starting to feel a little less nervouse when quilting these days. I'm learning to trust my instincts & have fun with the process. I've been watching some fellow bloggers getting ready for quilt market. I can't help but feel a little twinge in my heart. I think I'm starting to relaize what direction I want to take my art & creativity. Now I just need to do the work & figure out how to get from point A to point B. I'll share more very soon :) Hope you all are having a great week!

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