Hi folks, I wanted to let you all know that Quest Quilts is not accepting anymore commissions due to Kira going back to grad school. It’ll be a good while before I can take any on. However! I am hoping to post ready made items here and there. Also, I still have plenty of items in the Etsy store. Feel free to message me about those.
If you have a hobby, you tend to get excited when you see examples of it “in the wild.” I was watching the Netflix series Wednesday, and I noticed her bed. A simple-yet-effective patchwork quilt made of neutrals! I had to take some screenshots of it.
I’ve had these two stencils ready to go for a long time, and I was happy to finally be able to put them to use. I’ve done a wall hanging with Baby Yoda and with BB8, so it was time to take it back to the original droid duo – C-3PO and R2-D2!
I had imagined this silhouette to be around the time they were wandering on Tatooine. At times, I had considered making hills and adding jawa eyes, but in the end I rather liked the simple silhouette. The one where they’re facing one another is my favorite of the two because I can hear C-3PO fussing at R2-D2 very clearly in my mind.
I haven’t been taking commissions, but it’s been nice to work on some projects I’ve had on hold while doing grad school stuff. I have been sitting on this Zion National Park quilt panel for a while now. There’s an entire line of them, actually, and I am in love! I haven’t ordered any specific parks, but I was able to find this panel and another Mt. Rainer one at a local fabric store that specializes in remnants. It’s a fun sort of treasure hunt, and there are always a few specific fabric lines I’m on the lookout for when I go. The National Park line is one of them. I was also able to finally give the “flying geese” pattern a try. It was pretty good, actually! The back of the quilt is brown.
When National Parks turned 100 years old in 2016, they released a series of vintage style posters for all of the wilderness parks. This quilt features the Zion National Park panel for their poster. It can be used as a lap quilt or hung up on the wall as wall décor.
I’ve made several Dream Big flower panel wall quilts. They usually measure around 42″x 42″. But when my aunt requested one for her queen sized bed, I knew that smaller panel wouldn’t work. However, it turns out that there were a couple of options in a much bigger size – 108″x 108″ to be precise!
I love all the variations of teal in this quilt, but finding a neat backing was challenging as a result. I was finally able to spot this backing that had most of the same shades represented, and it was also the exact amount I needed. I took it as a sign and went for it.
The panel was much too big to do my typical feathering quilting design, but I knew I wanted something more interesting that an utilitarian stipple. I decided in swirl as it was unusual but also easy to maneuver over the vast size.
I’ve been working on t-shirt quilt commissions lately, but I did manage to squeeze in a couple of the popular flower wall quilts. I made a pink one and a purple one.
The pink one is up for sale in my Etsy shop, and at some point I’ll list the purple one. These are apx 42″ x 42″. If you’re interested in either, feel free to message me here as well. They are $200 each on Etsy- this includes shipping. If you order them through me, then they’re $185.
Did you know that Tacocat spelled backwards is still Tacocat? My niece does, and she loves it. So much so that, when I asked her what kind of quilt she wanted, she asked for a tacocat quilt. My daughter had a tacocat shirt, so I based the concept off her shirt.
Once I drafted an image, I made the applique layers and created a truly unique creation. My niece’s favorite colors are blue and green, so I used them for the backing and border. Another color combo I probably would have used is purple and teal. Either way, I can’t wait to give it to her.
We moved, and one of the best parts is the new sewing set up. That being said, all my sewing stuff was packed up, and I was going slowly crazy running back and forth between two houses. So I’m finally the owner of just one house now – whew!
My stuff is all set up, and I’m officially open again for commissions. I believe I contacted everyone whom I promised I would by now; if I missed you then I apologize.
I’m still undecided about this year’s craft fair schedule, though. 2021 was an awesome season for me, but it really pushed me past my limits considering I have a full time job as a teacher. I’ll post any updates on that front here.
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