Monday, January 4, 2016

New Beginnings....

Happy New Year!  I know I went missing here in blogland especially these past few months.  Quilt Hollow was super busy quilting for others.  Blogging in 2015 next to nonexistent.

I did manage to make my son's quilts (where are my photos?!) and then a few small quilted gifts to include this cute little mini that I gifted my future DIL at her bridal fitting last month.  It is a free pattern at The Fat Quarter Shop online.  The large ring is a napkin ring holder.

During the holidays I met up for lunch with a very dear friend, Jackie.  When we meet up we spend hours talking.  I gave her these flowers  because I honestly believe flowers need to be given while the person is alive to enjoy them.  Will you consider the gift of a simple flower this next year?

I'm still working on a few quilt tops that I received in 2015.  Below Erica's quilt that I took off the frame today.  She tells me the quilt is called, "Follow the Leader" and can be found in the AP&Q, April 2011, Issue 109.  Also available as a pattern download on the website.  I've frosted her quilt with Flying Paisley as it really spoke to me once I saw the quilt up close and personal.

I've titled this post, New Beginnings not only because of the New Year but some changes here in my hollow.  I'm no longer taking new clients.  My quilt schedule is just about booked for the next few months and after that I'll no longer quilt for others on a regular basis.

This has been a difficult decision to make but the reality is my own stash getting dusty, my bucket list of quilts I want to make longer, and life shorter.  So with the prodding of my hubby to "let go" and work on the wedding quilt for my youngest son's upcoming wedding in September.  This change will mean I'm leaving behind quilts and not stash that would eventually find its way to a garage sale or thrift shop.

My Etsy shop name is QuiltHollowQuilter and will see some action this year too!