Saturday, June 25, 2016

Rhymes With Orange Quilt : A Work In Progress

I've been working on this "Rhymes With Orange" quilt for over a year and haven't documented much this beaut. But the time has come... maybe it'll inspire me to finish this puppy! 
I wanted lots of color contrast & pattern contrast with lots of pops of black & white polka dots. 
This is my first improvisational quilt and I've learned a ton along the way. I can't wait to see it all complete. The most challenging part is getting the weird measurements correct. This baby is FAR from perfect, making it a very folksy work of art. 
I used an equal amount of new & vintage fabrics in the design of this and hope to finish it off with a bang! Orange is quickly becoming one of my favorite colors. 

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Custom Baby Blanket

Hey Folks! I gotta show off my latest completed project. A few months back, my Husband's cousin had asked me to make a quilt for her young son with the clothing from his first year. We both decided on a bright fun boys quilt and here is what I came up with.  I had too much fun picking out bright contrasting patterns to offset the designs of the clothing I used in the inner squares pictured above. 
I made it as goofy & kittywampus as possible for a fun children's quilt. 
I have to admit, quilting with stretchy t-shirt material is certainly challenging but a great way to upcycle clothing. I love the results!
For the backing of the quilt I used a thrifted sheet cleaned and pressed with a bright orange binding. 
Here's a shot of my sewing cave where the action happens. You can see the quilt top almost complete. 
It turned out wonderful and I hope they can cherish it for years to come!
I make custom quilts! Need a Quilt? I'm Your Gal! Contact me: angelapwheeler@yahoo.com