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A little more catch up.

I did a lot of sewing leading up to the holidays that I haven’t shown yet.

Krankies Craft Fair was the weekend of December 13th and it was better for ::kaitcetera:: than I could have imagined!  I sold 4 quilts (the three on the left and one not pictured)!IMG_1585Two of the quilts included some custom embroidery work that I just recently completed and was really happy with.  It makes the gift so much more personal and sweet.IMG_1699

On the Far Far Away plus quilt, I embroidered the recipients name over the quilting, which I had never done, and it turned out great.  The label on the back was embroidered first and then sewn on.IMG_1697 IMG_1674I made some iPad and Kindle cases for the fair that were fun and did well.  I also made a few more crayon and colored pencil rolls which people love!

IMG_1600I most enjoyed making some quick patchwork Christmas pillows.  I started cutting 2½” squares of red and green to make stockings for me and the pups but decided on pillows instead.  I quilted them with a heavy 12 weight Aurifil thread and I loved it.  It really makes the simple stitching pop.IMG_1710IMG_1709

For Connor.

For ConnorRemember this quilt?  The guy I made it for is having a baby next month, Connor, and the first-time grandmother commissioned me to make a quilt for him.For Connor

It’s based on Oh Fransson‘s Baby Roller Rink pattern from her book “Modern Patchwork.” I pulled blue and green scraps and bordered the strips with FreeSpirit solids.  It is backed in a Denyse Schmidt fabric from JoAnn’s and some scraps, quilted in a meandering square pattern with pale green thread, bound mostly in Madison from Happyland, and labeled.For ConnorFor Connor

I was excited to take photos of this quilt on a train up the tracks from my work.  I’ve wanted to do a photo shoot there for a long time and a train was finally sided at just the right time.For Connor

I hope Connor and his parents (and his grandma) love this quilt for a long time.

A quick finish.

I finished a quilt top last night!  I have a commission on my design wall that I’ve had for way too long. It has proven to be the most challenging project ever, actually.  I finally took the leap and started sewing things together a little Wednesday night but yesterday, feeling stressed about a lot of things, I needed to work on something quick and easy.I had the pieces for this top cut out months ago, right after I finished the girl version of the same design.  At that time I had run out of the dark grey and couldn’t find more yardage of it.  It wasn’t until I got the Kona color card in Jeni‘s class at Sewing Summit that I figured out it was charcoal and ordered some more.  I only had to cut a few more pieces out and then was able to piece the squares into rows and the rows into a top.  It was just the nearly instant gratification (only about 3 hours of work!) that I needed.Now to get the rest of it put together.  And work on that daunting quilt…