This is my first contribution as part of that series. Lots of great ideas for not just quilts, but bags, clothing, and aprons. I felt so honored to be invited!
I’ve had a bunch of new babies to make quilts for recently and liked the idea of using the large-scale prints – like the large Chevrons – as the feature design for the quilt, and then personalize a little by adding a contemporary monogram. In this case, the chevrons also create a perfect guide for the quilting. This quilt was quilted by Melissa Kelly who added the cute pebbles to set off the monogram circle.
I decided to add minkie to the back of one of the quilts. Both are crib sized. Melissa also custom quilted this one as well.
I feel so excited and honored to be invited to be a part of this team. As an added perk, Oliso sent brand new irons to all the members of the Design Team. (You’ll get to see it in action in this tutorial.) SCORE! I was lucky enough to come on board just in time! Thank you Oliso!
This is one of those fancy irons that rises up on “scorch guards” (I had to look up what they were called) without having to tip the iron on it’s end while it’s not in use. I’ve already noticed a difference in my wrists – especially when there’s a lot of back and forth to the iron. Also I’m in love with the yellow color. There was some getting used to the lifting up and down mechanism (it’s activated by touching the handle) at first, but now that I’m used to it, I really like it.
My kids love to touch the handle just to watch the iron go up and down (which you can imagine, gets annoying fast). But at least this way I won’t find a giant scorch mark in the middle of my brand new portable ironing table because someone left the iron flat after ironing a new perler bead creation…
One more fun thing to share. (This one also makes me break out into a cold sweat!) I am going to be teaching this fall at Riley Blake’s Fabric Fest. (What, what, what??) I will admit to getting slightly nauseous when I saw my name on the same schedule as Eleanor Burns, Nancy Zieman, and Lori Holt. That song from Sesame Street “One of these things is not like the others…” kept running through my head.