2017 is the year we unlock the doors to Quilter’s Hideaway. Every day we are one step closer and yesterday was no exception.
Millie moved into her new and final home at the shop yesterday.
Before we moved her I wanted to play with quilting a quilt using a custom design instead of edge-to-edge or a pantograph. I still needed to quilt Playtime in the Past, so I decided it was the perfect starting point.
I knew what I wanted in the solid squares, but I wasn’t sure what to do in the pinwheel blocks. I really liked the secondary circle created by the design I quilted first, so I decided to play off that with a circular design over the pinwheels. The result was perfect for this fun, playtime quilt.
Once Millie was set up in the shop, I was able to finish two more quilts. It felt amazing to be working in our quilt shop and imagining what is to come.
This quilt is a customer’s baby quilt for a little girl. It will be washed quite a bit, so a dense pattern-meandering circles, was chosen. I love how it adds to the playfulness of this quilt.
The second quilt was a Disappearing Hourglass Quilt done in blue and cream. It was a gorgeous customer quilt. I quilted this with a damask pattern. It was the perfect, subtle touch to finish off the quilt. Look at those points!
Aside from quilting and moving Millie, we were able to finish this 20 foot design wall for use in the classroom. Who wants to be first to have their blocks hanging here?
This was a full and busy weekend: moving Millie, building design walls, quilting, and so much more. We only have 32 days until our grand opening, and many surprises along the way! Make sure you are following us on Facebook and Instagram to be the first to know!
See you at the machine,