I need time to think, time to plan, time to meditate and figure out what I want to do next in terms of my career. Sewing helps me do this. It’s also amazing how quickly the pieces of material fall into place when I have uninterrupted time to devote. Stay tuned for more updates!
Material collection Girl Power by Amber Kemp-Gerstel of Damask Love for Riley Blake Designs
Quilt pattern Crosswalk by Missouri Star Quilt Company
UPDATE! Check out the finished Girl Power quilt below. It came together nicely and I love the dark blue and stars backing. Completing the quilt was a restorative process for my soul. I needed to take the time to do something for the sheer joy of doing it. The top was pieced on a Janome 3160 QDC and quilted on a Babylock Jazz 2. I am offering up this quilt for sale, send me a message if you are interested!
My First Commissioned Piece
I was hesitant to sell any of my work, thinking it simply wasn’t good enough to sell. A dear friend convinced me to try, and this happened! I was able to be present when my friends saw the finished quilt for the first time, and it was the most heart-warming experience. I am so grateful for this opportunity to challenge myself, both in learning new technical skills but also challenging my belief in myself. I hope they treasure the quilt and love it well!
Pattern is Freja by Shiners View
This one was a labor of love. A dear friend gave me a bag of little girl clothes and said “I trust your creative judgement.” I didn’t follow a pattern, I had nothing in particular in mind, I just cut material into 2 1/2 inch squares until I ran out and then put them back together.
Almost 800 little square later this is what I came up with. I also appliqued letters that were cut from little girl clothes, too. I just love how it all came together!!