Friday, February 17, 2012

Wedding Dream Quilt

In life we often speak of dreams.  Dream big, dream of the life you want to see, dream of a world with out hate.  Or the opposite dreams that didn't come true or shattered dreams. Dreams have messages, dreams have power, and dreams can be quiet goals we hold in our heart or ones we shout to the whole world.  Dreams can be a form of escape or what we wish we could escape from. 

For me, dreams are full of magic and possibility.  Dreams can come at night and we are transported to a different reality than we may know in our waking hours.  My whole life I've had a reoccurring dream of floating.  I take a step off the top of a tall staircase and instead of touching the first step I float down to the base with ease or I start to jump up and each jump I go higher and higher until I can float at a very tall ceiling height.  Some dreams interpretation would say it means I am satisfied and happy in life and light hearted others would say it means you are a drift and need direction.  I believe in the yang and yang of life that it’s probable a bit of both. 

 Funny how our mind works because thinking about dreams all came about because yesterday I sent a quilt off to Australia that I have been dreaming of making for over two years.  A wedding quilt featuring couples but not just any couples, Day of the Dead couples.  Not your kind of dream you say, that’s OK.  To me, that is the beauty and magic of quilting.  For everyone who’s ever dreamed of creating a double wedding ring quilt there is someone like me who has had a dream of a different sort of quilt.

Quilting is all sorts of dreams to all sorts of people.  Some love the traditional types like flying geese and log cabins. Others like the new improved styles using all the latest cutting tools and shapes. Hand quilting is the only right way for some from beginning to end, and let’s not forget those who make only kit quilts.  Art quilts created with hundreds of pieces of fabric or countless hours of stitching hold a place in some peoples hearts.  Hand dying your own fabric or using old t-shirts and creating a memory quilt is the only way for others.  Mini quilts, felted quilts, quilted wall hangings embroidery quiltingb.   What do they all have in common?  Dreaming.

To see in your head and your heart a finished quilt when you look at a pile of fabric or a bit of color is to dream.  Dreaming is the jumping off stage for any quilter and all the arguments about who is a real quilter or a wanna be are just so silly. I believe we all are just dreamers making our way in this world through quilting.  Quilting makes us smile and warms us from the inside out.  Quilting fills our world with beauty and love and maybe just maybe we can dream of a world wrapped in our quilted beauty.  

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mama Jean's Threaded Words: Learning to be Mama Jean

Mama Jean's Threaded Words: Learning to be Mama Jean: So you would think that after a bit of time I would have this figured out... well I just now feel like I might have a glimmer of an idea of ...

Learning to be Mama Jean

So you would think that after a bit of time I would have this figured out... well I just now feel like I might have a glimmer of an idea of how to.  I discovered through the fall that when you go to festivals and you are successful. yea, that you sell out of stock and if the winter takes you by storm in orders, you don't have time for anything else.  It was an incredible holiday season of filling quilt orders ad I loved it.  What I learned is as I start this new year, to be prepared for festivals, small local shops and being able to create new items that I want to try, I have to dedicate days of my work week to creating. 

I know, seems like a no brainer but hey, it took me a bit of time OK? I am trying to dedicate two days a week to creating items that I can offer at festivals or at small shops as well as creating custom orders for people.  Quilt after quilt is fun but being able to stop and make a Sewphie or two perks up my spirit as they always make me smile for the unique spirits can't help but shine out.  I have wonderful pieces waiting for me to create and I am enjoying being able to start and finish something in a short amount of time compared to the time it takes to make a quilt from start to finish.  It also keeps the creative juices flowing.

So, this past week I made a few new potholders in a great orange jean fabric that was fun to work with and started a few Sewphies.  Finished a couple and have a few more in the almost done stage. Not having all the felts I needed it gave me the opportunity to go out to a fabric store and who doesn't love that?  I especially like visiting a local store that really has fresh and fun fabrics and seeing all the new designs and colors well let's just say I only came home with two new pieces and anyone who knows stashes, knows that's not even a drop in the bucket. 

Now, it's time to start a new quilt for a woman and I can't wait.  A queen size featuring my famous deadly dating couple.  Should be great fun to work them up and have them out into the world again. 
A beautiful wedding quilt goes into the mail today and my little Sewphies that were finished made it down to Trillium Artisans store.  All in all, not a bad way to spend a week.  Maybe I'm getting the hang of this after all.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Queen Size Quilt Custom Orders Featuring Incredible Images Build Your Dream Quilt Today - $350.00

Have you ever dreamed of owning a queen size quilt that features an image that you love? Well dream no more. Art quilts are now available for you.

All quilts are made with 100 % cotton fabrics with warm and natural batting and machine quilted in all cotton threads. Queen size quilts to Throw you make all the choices. Need help with a payment plan, no worries. I will create a lay a way plan that w...

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A New Carbarlick Acid Quilt is Now Available

I am trying to make sure that I am creating new items as well as filling orders and have decided that I need to create at least two days a week with that in mind, and with that in mind, the first quilt for sale is finished and will be posted by 1pm. It turned out so beautiful with black and green botanical fabric as the frame around the image and the detailed quilting just makes it pop.

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Day of the Dead Quilt Custom Order Yours Today From Sizes Queen to Crib - $325.00

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Isn't this a beautiful quilt ? This is a queen size in Day of the Dead. All images of skeletons have been fussy cut to create new blocks using a rainbow of colors. Several different types of Day of the Dead fabrics were used to create this truly one of a kind quilt and you could own your very own as well.

Machine quilting in variegated thread using a meandering stippling pattern adds to the...

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