Monday, March 21, 2011

Charm Pack Fun

As many of you know I am a long time lover of quilts but never have any time to make any of my own. As of this year that is going to change! It seems a bit ironic that my little shop Pinks & Needles caters to mostly quilters! Don't you think it's about time I make quilts of my own?! I mean seriously! So I bought a few charm packs and went completely hog wild with them this past week. The problem is I have no fabric to back any of them and no batting either (well that isn't 20 years old)....hmmm...time to take a trip over the overpass to Palm Springs and get in gear. Anyway, here are a few pics of what I have been working on:
Hideaway Picnic Blanket ~  once finished this will be the perfect size for two people to sit on...oh and a small dog too but only if he doesn't steal the chicken salad sandwiches! Bruiser I'm talking to you buddy : )

 It's a Hoot Table Runner ~ I'm thinking about giving this to my Auntie Ruthie who loves crazy patterns and lots of color! I think adding lots of misc. buttons and fun stitches will be so cute!
 Dream On Summer Quilt ~ for our bed. The colors are so beautiful and we have a lot of greens and oranges and white going on in there : )

I'm really looking forward to all of my Charm Pack WIPs! Should keep me very busy this Summer!


Kristyne said...

Oh hello! and thank you for making it possible for me to say so :)

As a quilter (maker, teacher, pattern writer) of 25 years, I'm so excited for you and your new adventures in quilting. I believe the ability to quilt is 90% desire, 10% practice.

And as an owner of some of your incredible pins, I have no doubt that you've got more than enough talent and creativity to really kick it as a quilter! :)

Look forward to seeing more...

Hearthandmade said...

such talent!! Im so glad i found your blog!

Gigi Minor said...

Kristyne you are a breath of fresh air! I love that you think it's 90% desire because I think I can do that!!

Gigi Minor said...

To Claire~

Your blog is lovely! I'm in awe of that gorgeous wedding with the vintage books and morning glories!! I am now following your blog! Looking forward to seeing what's coming next : )