Shop Update: Three Baby Quilts

muted_hexagon_quilt_mintgraytan_006_550I’ve been making baby quilts lately as a form of therapy and as skill building exercises. The size is perfect because one yard of fabric fits on the back and I can sandwhich everything together on my work table. However my little one is starting to outgrow this size and I really have no use for a stack of baby quilts. Soooo I added them to the shop!

I priced them according to quilts similar in quality and design that I’ve seen online. I don’t plan on taking custom requests and won’t update quilts non stop, but it’s nice to know that if I have an idea I can test it out and it may end up finding a new home one day, not just sit on my shelf and get dusty.

$195.00  Hexagon Baby Quilt - Mint, Gray, Tan & White {an Art School dropout's life}The first three quilts that I added are all completely different. Both in color and design. Theres the light muted tone hexagon quilt above

$200.00  Rows of Plus Signs Quilt - Black, White & Mustard {an Art School Dropout's life}$200.00  Rows of Plus Signs Quilt - Black, White & Mustard {an Art School Dropout's life}

The black in white plus sign quilt with a surprise mustard colored backing

$175.00  Icosahedron Baby Quilt - Blues & Grays {an Art School Dropout's life} $175.00  Icosahedron Baby Quilt - Blues & Grays {an Art School Dropout's life}And the icosahedron quilt made up of lots of blues and grays.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about these pieces and anything else that may be on your mind right now!!

 

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Mini Plus Sign Hanging Quilts

Mini Plus Sign Hanging Quilts {an Art School Dropout's life}

Earlier this week I hit 3,000 followers on Instagram. As a thank you to all of the inspiring, creative, ambitious and supportive people I have met through this social networking portal, I set up a giveaway. I made the above two mini quilts specifically to say thank you. I made one Black, White and Gray for all my followers who I know love the basics, and then I made a rainbow sprinkle one for all those followers who are colorful and bubbly.

They are each 7″ square and hung from a walnut dowel that has not been stained, but was just left its natural color. I loved making these, because I finished them in a day which gave me a feeling of accomplishment. I’m all for projects like that!

Mini Plus Sign Hanging Quilts {an Art School Dropout's life} Mini Plus Sign Hanging Quilts {an Art School Dropout's life}I know I will probably get asked where the sprinkle fabric is from, and I’m sorry to say it can’t be purchased. I made it for my own personal use from a photo I took of an entire bottles worth of sprinkles. I get it printed on a fat quarter and just cut small pieces from it, and I have no idea how to make it into a repeat pattern. If anyone else is interested in just fat quarters too, let me know and I’ll set up a listing on Spoonflower.

Oh and while I have your attention, I would like to thank you too!! Thank you for reading my little blog and encouraging me to continue!!

 

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A Collaboration Between Cloud 9 Fabrics, Silhouette America & Me

A Collaboration Between Cloud 9 Fabrics, Silhouette America & MeBack in July, I took place in a collaboration between Cloud 9 Fabrics and Silhouette America. I was sent an awesome fat quarter bundle of Cloud 9′s new line Arcadia by Sarah Watson to make something using my Silhouette CAMEO. All they asked of me was to make it an applique project.

A Collaboration Between Cloud 9 Fabrics, Silhouette America & Me {an Art School Dropout's life}

A Collaboration Between Cloud 9 Fabrics, Silhouette America & Me {an Art School Dropout's life}

 

I had so much fun designing and making this project! I wrote up a full tutorial, with pictures, over on Silhouette America’s blog. Trust me when I say, this project was way easier to make than it looks!

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Behind the Scenes: Preparing for BlytheCon

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In early August I took a trip to Seattle, WA to be a vendor at BlytheCon 2014. I spent most of June and July preparing for the show. There was lots of casting, cutting, sewing and building.

I had documented some of it over on Instagram and thought it would be neat to put it all together here on the blog.

Blythecon_prep_007 Blythecon_prep_006 Blythecon_prep_005 Blythecon_prep_004 Blythecon_prep_003 Blythecon_prep_002 I had a lot of fun coming up with new designs and trying to figure out how to make a display that would fit in my suitcase. The show itself was sort of a bust (I’ll talk more about that later) but the trip was great! I can’t wait to share more.

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My Doll and Me Coordinating Skirt Set for Silhouette America

I’m super behind in posting all of the projects I’ve been working on. There have been several Silhouette pieces and a bunch of my own. I think I just got to wound up in the making process and never felt like I had the time to sit down and blog.

Well, I decided this week to change that. I love this blog and I feel so bad that I left it alone for TWO whole months! I have a serious backlog of pictures and stuff. It’s been interesting sorting through it all.

So to help jump start everything, here is a project I did for Silhouette America’s blog back in July.

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It was a matching skirt set for CT and one of her American Girl dolls! She had been asking me for awhile to sew up some clothes and I figured a skirt would be the best thing to start out with.

dollyme_skirt_003_550You can see the full post and all of the supplies I used over on the Silhouette America Blog!

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WIP: A Collaboration With Andover Fabrics

WIP: A Collaboration With Andover Fabrics {an Art School Dropout's life}About a month ago the very kind folks over at Andover Fabrics sent me a sweet package filled with some precut bundles of brandnew and yet to be released fabrics for me to play with. They wanted to see what I would come up with.

I’ve been a huge mess lately preparing for BlytheCon (2 WEEKS LEFT TO PREP) and working on my Silhouette America projects so I can focus on that BlytheCon stuff, so I haven’t been able to play with all this fabric uninterrupted.

WIP: A Collaboration With Andover Fabrics {an Art School Dropout's life} work in progress potholders using the new 1Canoe2 fabric line from Andover fabrics #quilting #chevronI did attempt to make a pretty, kinda chevron looking pillow out of the new 1Canoe2 line. Halfway through though I realized I had cut a bunch of pieces wrong and now I am reassembling what I can into pot holders. Luckily the line has food related items in it, which actually makes it PERFECT for potholders. Why didn’t I think of potholders before? I’ll share the finished set soon!

WIP: A Collaboration With Andover Fabrics {an Art School Dropout's life} The new Chillingsworth line in hexie form #hexagon #quiltingI also attacked the Chillingsworth charm packs and made a couple huge piles of hexies. They have already been pieced together and are just in the queue waiting to be quilted. (I like to do all my quilting at once. I may be a weirdo like that) Just like the potholders, I hope to share  the finished piece soon.

I also have BIG plans for those fat quarter bundles shown in the background of the first photo. I’m just not ready to share yet.

So, on a slightly different note, this post is just a sweet reminder of the changes I’ve made in how I spend my days! I can now sit down and sew, draw, bake and more without all the stress involved with what I was previously doing. I feel like I’m actually making progress in my goals I talked about last month and I have learned so much in that time too. I’m happier and a bit less stressed (I’ll be even more stress free after BlytheCon).

So I’d like to say thank you to everyone who encouraged me and has been supportive along the way.

You are all awesome!!!

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