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!

4 comments:

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 : )