Projects, Projects, everywhere…
Spring is here and no matter what, it always seems to come with a renewed sense of energy. After being couped up for 4 or 5 months of winter people just want to start fresh again. (I guess that where spring cleaning comes from.) This couldn’t be more true this year. My husband is preparing for spring planting and I’ve been diving into project after project. The first project was for a customer who brought me a collection of Crown Royal whiskey bags. They wanted a quilt made from them and I was more than happy to tackle the challenge.
My favorite projects are the ones where I have free reign over the creative aspect. I had so much fun finding these fabrics (that yellow and purple leaf batik is my favorite!), slecting a layout, and even designing my own pantograph (a.k.a. quilting pattern) with little crowns to really tie it all together. It was fun and satisfying to have accomplished something….but wow! There were a lot of pieces in this quilt, especially when I haven’t pieced a larger quilt for awhile.
I have to admit, working as a stay-at-home-mom with small children is quite a challenge… When I finished this quilt, I felt like I just won a Grammy, trying to thank all of the people who made it possible. My husband, my mom, my in-laws…it really takes a village, lol!
So with out further ado, here are some photos of my latest project, the Crown Royal quilt. The batiks and backing are from fabric.com, and the quilting was designed and stitched by yours truly on an APQS Millennium using QuiltPath.
When life brings you 229 Crown Royal bags, you make a quilt…of course! The customers were through the moon with this quilt, and there may be another one in the future. So if you’re looking for a gift made from Crown Royal whiskey bags, a keepsake quilt might be the perfect thing!