The holidays are quickly approaching! They will surely be here before we know it.
Are you interested in a custom quilt? Or maybe some throw pillows? Perhaps a set of placemats and napkins. It’s time to place those orders! (The pillow above, on the right is for sale for $40, more photos upon request.)
I wanted to show you some non-quilt commissions that I’ve never posted about!
I made this set of dinner napkins for some friends that got married. I used the V&Co Zig Zag Ombre in navy for one side and white for the other. A set of 18″ dinner napkins run about $40 for 4 or $75 for 8.
I made this set of 8 placemats and dinner napkins for my dad last Christmas, commissioned by his girlfriend. He is a retired geologist and worked for the state water board nearly my whole life, so water and stone and earthy colors remind me of him.
For the placemats, I gathered some blue scrap strips and some of the Joel Dewberry print I used on the napkins, cut stacks of three into wavy lines, switched the colors in the stack around, and sewed them together. I used four different kinds of neutral linen from my stash, and backed them in this grey dandelion print. I quilted wavy lines only in the pieced section, labeled, and topstitched them.
For the napkins, I used the same four different linens on one side and a Joel Dewberry print with a strip of an Amy Butler stripe for the other side. They were pillowcase stitched, labeled, and top stitched.
A set of 8 like this would run you $125, or a set of four for $75.
This pillow was commissioned by a friend for his son, made from a t-shirt.
The kid always liked to look at it, to point out everything going on and a pillow seemed the perfect way for it to live on. I cut the design out of the shirt and used it as the center of a log cabin block, using coordinating prints from my stash.
I quilted it very simply, outlining some of the center designs in black and square spiraling the block at random widths in white. I backed it in a Cotton + Steel print…
With a lapped yellow zipper.
This pillow is 20″ square with a down feather insert. One similar runs $60 and up.
These are just a few examples. If you’re interested in something like anything above, email me!
kait [at] kaitcetera [dot] com