Saturday, January 21, 2012

My Oldest Daughter turned 8 last week and her gift was....

For my daughters 8th birthday we decided to give her a "big girl" room... we repainted the room with the colors she wanted (i'm shocked to say how much i love it)...Now we didn't just let her loose in the paint store...what i did was took her to Joann fabrics and let her pick her most favorite fabric that she loved....those are the colors that we painted her room...

To add to her painting the room, my awesome husband is going to make her a beautiful captains bed and shelves and a new desk area...I am going to be doing all the quilts, pillows, blankets, curtains etc.  If it's fabric....I'm making it LOL...

Anyway, she wanted to be apart of the design of her we sat her down with us at Quilt Pro last night and came up with something she loves with her fabric she picked.

This is the drawing of her quilt. (which since today is a snow day - I will get most of it cut and start sewing today hopefully) She picked this design because they look like "Puppy bones)

I hope everyone has a great day!!!!  It's our "first" major snow day this winter.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Crochet anyone????

I saw a few pictures of beautiful afghans in a catalog that was mailed to me....and I knew right then and there that this is something I MUST learn to do... My good friend Liz is going to teach me how to Crochet....I think somewhere down the line, I must have developed OCD...There is a Afghan that i HAVE to make and I will not stop until i do it.

Here are a few pictures of a (few I would like to accomplish)

The 1st and 3rd picture are the ones I MUST do, however I think the 2nd  might be easier to learn with...I sent these pictures to my friend and I am anxiously waiting to see if she thinks any can be done by me as a first crochet afghan...WISH ME LUCK!!!  

( I would love to give credit to those who made the beautiful  creations, but i have no idea who made them)

Nothing says Happy Birthday, than a gift that was custom made just for you.

Good Morning  - I was asked to create a quilt for a client who's mom has a birthday coming up, His words were "nothing major"...then one night i guess he couldn't sleep and he decided to look at quilt pictures online...Next morning I get an email asking if I can make a Celtic Quilt for her?  After going back and fourth and him showing me some of the pictures he found... We came up with a plan.... This is the design I came up with for his mom.  Can't wait to start this project... This quilt top has over 350 pieces in it and I can already tell, It will be one of my most favorites to date.  When the top is all done, i will also embroider a birthday message to his mom from him....I can guarantee, she will cherish this for years and years to come!!! -  Kimberly  (I created the design below with Quilt Pro)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Made with Love to a Teacher from her Students

A client asked me to create something "magical" as a going away gift (the teacher is expecting her first child and decided to stay at home)... After meeting with the parents and getting a general idea what they wanted, The above drawing is what i came up with. I put Freezer paper on the back of Muslin and drew a "outline" of where the students could draw to (so they wouldn't go outside the lines), and sent them to school...The kids all created magic on their ind. blocks (alot of those kids really have talent), then brought them home and heat set each one....Took one of the moms to the fabric store and used the drawing as a quide to pick out fabrics. The following pictures are how it turned out before giving it to the teacher. I received a thank you from one of the moms and how nice it was to see all the kids excited to point out the indiv. blocks to the teacher when the presented it to her on her last day.

A New Year - becomes a new me

Welcome to my blog... Today is January 17th, a little over a month ago, I launched my business, I haven't created a website yet, but i have put it on Facebook ( I will have to figure out how to link this and my FB page.)  I have been creating Quilts for people for about a year, and over and over i hear, do you have a card???  You should start a here we are :-)

I am going to post a bunch of pictures of most of my quilts and other things that i have done for clients...Please feel free to take a look and leave a post or 2 and hopefully i will be able to post patterns and quilts on here for sale (still in the learning process of blogs)  Anything you see can be re-created to fit your liking, colors, size, style etc....  That is the best thing about my business, most of what I do, is custom.  People ask for prices all the time...truth is, it all depends on what exactly you want me to create for you.  Have a great day!!!