I make stuff....lots of stuff....but I don't keep any of that stuff!....until now.
Just this year I have made and sold over 120 quillows and lots of other little things (you can see it all in my shop), and I've never made myself a quillow, nor anyone in my family! I'm much too frugal, always thinking that I need to sell everything to earn my keep. Besides, we all have too much junk anyway and the last thing we need around here is another blanket! But, I wanted to try "pebble" quilting and I wanted to use up some of my scraps so, I finally made something for me!
I started this quilt when amanda jean invited everyone to her quilt along to make a scrappy nine patch quilt with her and I quickly jumped on board. I've been working on mine over the weekends, when I like to work on "fun" things and not necessarily "work" items.
I was determined yesterday to finish the machine quilting and by the time I was done, I was convinced that I was NOT a machine quilter!! I still feel like I struggle with moving the quilt around smoothly, so I think I'll limit my machine quilting to baby quilts and smaller lap quilts. This one was 62" x 68" and it just got too big for me. My fingers and my back ached from wrestling with it, so I was glad to be done.
Once I got it bound and tossed in the dryer for a good wrinkle-up, I fell in love with it! I may not love to machine quilt, but I LOVE scrappy quilts!
After I finished that one, I dreamed up this top for a new patchwork quillow to add to my shop.
I'm having trouble thinking of a good name for it, so maybe y'all out there in blogland could help me out.
Any suggestions? I keep throwing around the words 'rainbow', 'jewels', 'diamonds' but can't come up with something that doesn't sound dorky. Anyone....? Anyone...?
I'm a 40-something mother of 3 adult children sharing a few tidbits here and there about my life in a locally nicknamed southern community called "Bonetown". I was born and raised in Montana, but transplanted to the South where I have taken root!
So, don't be shy ~ leave me a comment as I'd love to hear what you have to say!