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Quilts for Sale!

I’m so happy to write this post with a couple of my little quilts for sale. At this point I’m not setting up a store, I’ll write the prices for each under the photos and you can email me if you’re interested! I hope so much you like them and can think of someone who might enjoy one. Shipping will be something I’ll figure out specific to each country and I think paypal invoicing will be the easiest way to pay, but maybe if things get complicated I’ll figure something else out. Prices are Canadian dollars.

While these look best for smaller folk, please note I have numerous small quilts I use while watching telly and I can’t imagine life without one to snuggle under, so they’re for all ages. Although I do especially love seeing my 3 year old god-daughter sleep under the one I made her when she was born as well as carry it around the house.

I’ve been making a point of using all my FAVOURITE fabrics this year. Often quilters hoard fabric and just pet some of it instead of using it. But I realized they are SO MUCH HAPPIER IN A QUILT. Ha!! Of course. These quilts all use my best fabrics, some of which will be gone for good soon. I like to try different techniques with the little quilts too, so you’ll see a collection of squares and triangles making up different patterns here.

First up, Morning Walk with friends, with the majority of this fabric designed by the amazing Leah Duncan this little quilt is an abstract landscape, dark in one corner, green in another, it is one of my favourites for sure.

$220 + shipping   100% cotton   measures: 45in x 38in (115cm x 96cm)

My second is a variation on the tradition pattern known as the Irish chain, but mine is multicoloured. It was inspired by a similar one I saw posted on Craftsy (I’m not sure who made it originally, sorry whoever made it). I love grey, so I always like to sneak it in as a neutral when I can. Backed in cheery feathers, this one is also one of my favourites ; )

Colourful Irish Chain

$220 + shipping   100% cotton   measures: 53in x 38.5in (135cm x 98cm)

The last quilt I’m posting this month is one you might have glimpsed before (if you follow my instagram). This pattern is known as a version of “Delectable Mountains” which are really fun blocks to arrange in all different patterns! I had a lot of input with choosing this one, which was so fun. It is backed in one of my all time favourite prints (again, Leah Duncan ♥)

Delectable Desert Mountains

SOLD  100% cotton   measures: 44in x 30.5in (112cm x 78cm)

These are all machine washable in cold water and you can dry them on warm too. Especially good if babies and toddlers use them! Don’t forget different computers or devices make colours look a bit different, so if you want to know more, contact me!

That’s it for now. I feel almost nervous posting these for sale. I genuinely love making these and always make them thinking  - oh I’m going to keep this one for myself… While they are all smaller quilts, they take a couple weeks for me to make from start to finish, I’m not so fast and I work full time, so they’re my relaxation and creativity on weekends. Thanks for taking a look and please share if you think someone you know might love one.

PS, more quilts coming next month too, a couple more neutralish and a more ‘boyish’ one too!! Stay tuned.

Happy May!

Aunty time

I had no idea how excited I would be at the prospect of becoming an Aunt (I’m becoming repetitive I know). I’ve been around babies and little kids so much of my life. I like kids, I have a good time with them, but something feels totally different now that I know I’ll be related. I suppose it’s a much watered down version of how you feel about becoming a parent, the idea of welcoming a new peanut into the family is just thrilling!

I made a quilt for the new little guy or girl and thankfully my sister Casey isn’t ridiculous about baby colours, so I could use a full spectrum without fear of the little guy having some pink in his life, if it’s a boy. What a strange thing that is – colour and gender. In any case, I made it a while ago and have given sneak peeks, but here’s the finished quilt. Inspired by Nicole at Bold Goods (it’s basically copied) because I had a similar pastel charm pack and lots of the same prints in my stash. I love this cheaters flying geese, using my fav half square triangles and rainbows : )

Crinkly fresh out of the dryer! For the backing I used a great chevron print I bought while I was visiting family in California last year, I believe it’s from an older Dear Stella collection.

I wrote before that I love to give quilts, because they’re the closest thing to a hug that I can send to someone. I think about chilly evenings snuggled on the couch together, Mum and baby using the little quilt and that a tiny part of me is with them. I hope there are sweet dreams resting underneath and happy days learning to roll over ontop.

Only about a week or so to go and we’ll meet you. Can’t wait!

If you want a similar quilt, I think Nicole’s is still for sale at her etsy store too.