Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Bright Colors on a Winter Day

It's been lightly snowing all day here in New Jersey - perfect weather for sitting on the couch and finishing the binding on my latest quilt! I've been addicted to Blue Bloods lately, so I might as well be productive while I'm sitting in front of the TV all day. ;) This quilt was made from a fat quarter bundle that was given to me as a gift two years ago. I love the way the lime green and blue blend together so well.

This quilt top sat 75% finished for almost two years until I recently pulled it out and sewed the strips together. (EDIT: I just realized I didn't get an up-close detail shot, so I'll try to include one of those later.)

I had to get creative with the backing because I only had about two and a half yards to work with and I couldn't remember where I had purchased it so I couldn't get more. I still had some of that awesome IKEA text fabric left, so I added a strip of it and I really like how it breaks up all of the bright green.

I'm still working on my photography and editing skills, but this was the best I could do by myself with my new tripod. Fresh snow is always the nicest, so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to capture it in the background. :)

My next venture is a quilt using fabric and a pattern that I've had for awhile, but never started. I'm pretty sure I'm going to sell this quilt because I don't really have a particular recipient in mind and I think it would have mass appeal (Kate Spain "Cuzco" fabrics, geometric pattern, etc.). I'll probably open an Etsy shop to make the sale and I found a great article from Sew Mama Sew (here) that breaks down the process of pricing your quilts. Lots of good information to learn and absorb. If any of you have any experience selling quilts, please let me know! I'd love to hear what worked and didn't work for someone else.

UPDATE (29 Jan 2015) -- Here are some updated pictures of this quilt on the beach! This quilt is now listed for sale in my Etsy shop, WombleQuilts.


  1. Hi Jessie. I'm so glad I'm able to reach you here. You don't have an e-mail address on your blogger profile so you come up as no-reply. Thanks for your kind words on my blog. This quilt is fabulous! One of my favourite colour combos ; )

  2. I love the colors of this quilt! It looks so pretty against the snowy backdrop. Great job on the back too--I like how you broke up the solid green with the text print. Beautiful finish!