So I guess that my "break" from quilting really isn't a break at all. Not keeping up my Etsy shop has been a break though- especially from the computer. (You Etsy addicts know what I'm talking about.) So in the long run, I think it's actually given me more time to sew. Here are two new quilts that will be included in my shop when I reopen.
The first is my Tiny Tots Quilt. Remember I told you that I had ordered that fabric about 2 weeks ago? Well, I just couldn't wait to put it to use! (Huge props to me though because I did manage to complete my, already started, two larger quilts before I began this one.)Anyway, this is a little snippet of the quilt in progress. I have about half of it completed. I still have some creating to do. This quilt will end up being child sized.
This is the finished portion of the quilt.
A little close up look.
Two more blocks to be added into the quilt.
The second quilt here is one I've been working on for a while. Honestly, 342 charm squares is enough to drive anyone mad. The fabric in this quilt is from two Moda collections put together, Ruby's Flower Garden and Summer's Basket of Flowers. This is the first patchwork quilt I've made for my shop. Before I began it seemed easy enough. How hard can it be to sew 5" squares together? And it was easy, just painstakingly tiring! I don't think that I want to see another charm pack for quite a while. I think I'll leave these "simple" quits to someone else. I am pleased though with the way it turned out. It is an over sized queen for sure- possibly a king. I laid it over our California King bed and it almost fit well enough to use it on that.