Quilting on the Down Low
So I’ve had quilt projects going this year, but I keep them on the down low most of the time. Quilting for me is a total passion project, (well everything I do is to be honest)! But the quilts hold a very special place in my heart. For one they take a lot longer to make than a painting does. There is always a planning stage where I draw up a design on a grid, and toy with the placement of different aspects. Because I’m an improv quilter there are certain quilts that I take a lot of risks on and design as I go. But there is so much that goes into each quilt! They are a lot of work to make, and I love to take my time. A quilt can take anywhere from a year to three years from start to completion! It’s not that the sewing takes that long, but there are many stages to the different designs. And I tend to finish them in batches.
Last year I sold a couple quilts right around Christmas time, and I’m planning on selling some more once fall rolls around. I will keep my favorites that I cannot part with and sell the rest. They go up for sale on EBay every so often. I don’t market them much because eBay does a pretty good job of getting the word out across the site. Which feels really good because there is nothing that feels more shitty than peddling wares!!
This first quilt was a work in progress for a long time. I finally finished it right after Christmas at the start of 2019. The techniques include traditional patchwork, improv portions, freestyle machine embroidery and a bit of applique. I really love this quilt so much, and it might be hard to part with!
This quilt is the latest one that I have finished! Taking this photo this afternoon is the first time I have seen the quilt in its entirety! I may add some applique elements to the quilt at a later time, but for right now I’m going to let this quilt just be for a while. I had a hard time capturing the color of the orange background fabric, it is more of a deep cantelope color, which I really love!!
I have a fresh quilt on the ironing board that I started yesterday, then I will start a round of finishing everything up! Thanks for checking out my show and tell, and taking the time to stop by the website! You are appreciated and loved!!