Droid Wall Quilts

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.

These guys are for sale in my Etsy shop.

Here’s the one where they’re facing one another.

Here’s the one where they’re walking off.

Zion National Park Lap Quilt

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.

It is now up for sale on Etsy. Click here for link.

Dream Bigger Quilt

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.

Overall, I’m pretty happy with the results!

Flower Panel Wall Quilts

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.

Here’s the Etsy link for the Pink wall hanging.

Here’s the Etsy link for the Purple wall hanging.

TACOCAT Quilt

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.

One last show, here we goooo!

This upcoming weekend is my last show of the fall. To be honest – I’m exhausted. Being a full time teacher and doing multi-day shows over the weekend, in addition to navigating this freaking pandemic and trying to be a decent mom/wife, has really taught me a lot about my own limits. I found them. Actually, I ran into them face first. Color me surprised.

The shows I’ve done have been great, and I’m proud I tried some new venues for sure. I’m going to have to mull over what next year looks like, though. I had hoped to go back to grad school starting this summer, but I think I’ll wait another year. Covid has made for a lot of stress, and adding grad school on top of it feels more like a fool’s errand than a strategic career move. So it’s just delayed for a little while – not canceled.

So what’s the plan for after this last show? Well, I’ll put up the rest of the items not already listed here and on Etsy. I’ll focus on the commissions I have and get them finished by Christmas, and then I’ll slow down and try to make some smaller items.

For those interested, here are the items I have going into the last show.

Stadium Quilt 4′ x 4′- red/white/gray
Unicorn Quilt
Shabby chic – brown
Care Bears Quilt
Violin Quilt 1
Violin Quilt 2
Doll Quilts 9x
Dinosaur Quilt
Dinosaur Doll Quilt
Firetruck Quilt 4′ x 4′
Train Twin Quilt
Rainbow Mariner’s Compass Quilt
Llama Quilt
Llama Doll Quilt
Rainbow Guitar
Rey and BB8 Wall Quilt
Mermaid
Mermaid Doll Quilt
NASA Twin Quilt
Yoga Sloth Quilt
Yoga Sloth doll quilt
Star Trek Quilt
Mandalorian Wall Quilt 2X
Last Unicorn Wall Quilt
Lantern Corps Quilt
African Print Lap Quilt
African Print Doll Quilt 2x
Bookshelf Wall Quilt 2x
Wine Quilt 2x

Lantern Corps Wall Quilt

Here is the Etsy link to the listing.

Quilt measures 61” x 61”

This is meant to be hung on a wall as art. While it would normally also be a lap quilt, the quilted oaths are very delicate. Washing this and using this as a lap quilt will make the oaths fade. To preserve the oaths script on the wall quilt, this will need to be spot cleaned only. Again, this is meant to be wall art.

This is the ideal gift for the Lantern Corps fan in your life and would be great as a birthday, Christmas, or house-warming gift. It would also make a great hanging in a nursery or comic book store!
Also, for guilt-free shopping – the funds from this quilt are going to help pay for my grad school costs.

Lantern Corps Quilt

$300.00

2021 Goals – Another Update

A while back, I posted about my goals for this year. I figured I’d do another check in since the one from May. Three weeks from now I’ll be at the first of three craft fairs, so this is it. What I’ve accomplished is set, and everything else will have to wait until another time.

  1. I want to use some second-hand folding shelves I bought online to make a checkout booth. I was thinking about myself as a customer and realized that I really liked it more when the sales person was at a checkout stand. I felt freer to walk around and look. So I’m taking a cue from myself and working on making one of those. Done!

2. I’d also like to get some padded roof pads, so I can place my grid walls there instead of scraping up the inside of my husband’s Explorer again. It would be nice to drive to shows without having grid walls blocking one side of my car. Done!

3. I also need to get a new phone – if I’m being completely honest with myself here. Mine is old, but I’m stubborn when it comes to replacements. Done!

4. Participate in some new shows for the fall 2021. Registered and Ready!

From an artist standpoint, I have a LOT of quilts I want to make and have on hand for shows. Here’s a short list of some of my more creative ambitions.

  1. Star Wars quilts – lightsaber duels, they just sell too well to not have one on hand. Not yet

2. Mandalorian wall quilt – I had the one I made get claimed before it was even finished! Yes – I made four and have 1 left. I want to make 1 more before the shows begin.

3. Sloth quilt – that fabric is too cute to have gone this long without being made in to something. Done!

4. Hocus Pocus quilt – the last one sold fairly quickly, and it was fun to make something in the “crazy quilt” style. I made 2 – one was claimed before they were finished. I’d like to have 2 on hand before hitting the Yellow Daisy Festival.

5. More doll quilts – they are really fun, and I like the satisfaction of experimenting within a smaller size.  Done! I’ll have about 15 on hand, yay!

6. Christmas snow globe quilt – I saw some designs online and am wanting to try my own spin. Not yet

7. Potty Mouth Quilts – I wanted to make a small line of quilts with grown-up words on them. I like the contrast of a wholesome, traditional craft and a vulgar phrase. Maybe something is wrong with me here, but I won’t be happy until I’ve tried it at least once. Not yet

8. Bargello quilts – I made the rainbow and northern lights ones a while back, and I’m geared up to make more. Not yet

9. Mariner’s Compass – I just really like making these. They’re so satisfying. I have one on hand that I made at the beginning of quarantine.

10. I Spy quilt – I have been sorting little 2″ squares for a planned pattern for an I spy quilt with a geometric twist. It’s all bagged and sorted and ready to make.

11. Zombie girl Pin Up quilt – the first one I made was so much fun!  Done! In fact, I made 2.

12. Baseball girl Pin Up quilt – the other pin up girl quilt was so fun, I wanted to keep a good thing going. I have the fabric, but that’s it.

13. Crayon quilt – this was such a cute quilt, and I really want to make another one. They are also good scrap-busters. I have scraps pre-cut to the sizes I need, so it won’t take too long.

14. I’m also wanting to possibly make some adult bibs since there seems to be a need for them. I’d make some pretty, but I’d probably focus on making them silly. A little humor goes a long way. Can’t stop making quilts long enough to try, ha!

Other stuff I HAVE managed to do since the May update – Flower Panel Wall Quilts, wine quilts, ASL wall quilts, Lantern Corps wall quilt, African fabric quilt, and The Last Unicorn wall quilt.

ASL Wall Quilt Set

I found some batik strips one evening as I was going through a tote of fabric and decided to see what I could make. I thought about what I could do and then settled on the idea of sign language. I sketched an “I love you” sign and heart. From there, I was able to make a matching set of wall quilts.

I believe these have been claimed, but I’ll update this post if I’m wrong.
I’m very happy with how these have come out, and I’m loving the sign language idea and will probably make another set at some point.

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