I haven't shared any quilts for a long time...because I haven't made too many recently! I made two quilts this year; rather, I finished one that I started in 2015 and I made just one quilt from start to finish in 2016. They both stayed in my sewing room closet for a few months. And then....I took them to be quilted on a real longarm quilting machine.
What a difference that longarm makes!
The first one is the one I started in 2015 and then finished this spring. It is my third (and final?) black and white quilt. Obviously I added in a bit of red on this one and love how it looks. This has long been one of my favorite color combinations.
Next up, the Wild Horses quilt. Named after one of my favorite songs. Yes, sometimes quilts need names. Some of you may recognize those Cotton + Steel prints, designed by the fabulous Melody Miller (see my post about my typewriter quilt from 2013).
My photos may not do the quilting justice, but my fellow quilters will understand the huge difference between longarm quilting and quilting it on a regular sewing machine. I'm hooked. I'm hoping to make more quilts in the new year! And that's as close to a resolution as I am going to get.
Thanks for following along with my sporadic posts. For those of you I have met in person at markets & events, thank you for your support of my little handmade business. Online readers and etsy customers, many thanks to you as well. I look forward to more handmade projects and vintage finds in the new year. In light of many events that have occurred in 2016, I find it more important than ever to carve out a happy place for oneself amidst all the bad stuff in the "real world." May you find your happiness in 2017.