I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I last posted one of my Design Sheets – the time went really fast! I’ve been super busy with non-quilting related activities. First was an organized bicycle ride, the Mickelson Trail Trek, which hubby and I have done for the last four years. Beautiful scenery, well organized ride by S.D. Game Fish & Parks, and fun friends to share it with – this is one of my favorite annual rides.
A few years ago I designed a quilt called ‘Bricklayer’. I made it out of ‘brick’ reds, browns, and creams, and the design reminded me of the brick home I grew up in, hence it’s name. It was a great masculine quilt. It’s sometimes hard to find quilt patterns for men. I made kits and sold patterns, but I never marketed it much as I always had in the back of my mind that this would be really cute in a smaller version for a baby quilt as well.
Today I finished up quilting a T-shirt quilt, with the pantograph “Square Spiral”. I love this pattern for adding texture to quilts, and it works well on masculine quilts too.
I also started a new piecing project. I’m working on a new pattern – I actually designed this one a few years ago, and published it as a lap quilt. But I’ve always wanted to offer it as a baby quilt as well.
I know I’ve been really quiet lately. I needed to take some time off, recharge my batteries, and do something other than quilting for a while. Part of what I spent a LOT of time on (WAAAAYYYYY more time than I thought it would take – now I know why website designers charge what they do – it’s a lot more work than you think it is!) is designing this new website. I hope you like it, and if you find something isn’t working the way it should, please let me know so I can fix it.
This summer I didn’t do much piecing. I don’t know if I just preferred being outdoors while the weather was nice, or if I was somewhat burned out on quilting. But now that the gardening/camping season is over, I’ve been piecing up a storm! Here’s one quilt I finished recently: