Monday, April 21, 2014

Next quilt for sale - Comma by Moda

Yes, it's me, it's really me.
I didn't drop off the face of the planet.  I'm still here, quilting when I have a spare second, which doesn't come easy these days.
Between a full time job, a full time family, and learning how to say 'no' to taking on too much it's hard to find time to quilt, but I really need to.  It's therapy for me.  From designing quilts to fabric shopping to sewing them together it really is enjoyable and it's the "ME" time I really need. 
SO, with all that, I have finally finished the next quilt that I'll be selling in the Etsy shop.
A dear friend of mine has offered to photograph this quilt and I can't wait to see how beautiful she makes it look with her mad photography skills.  I also just think it's pretty cool to be able to say "the quilt is with my quilt photographer right now."  HA! I love pretending to be so professional.

I pieced this quilt at the last quilt retreat I was at and finally finished quilting it the other day when I was hope with a sick little one. The charm pack used is Comma by Moda. The pattern is my own and is called "Dodge".  I will be releasing it as a pattern eventually, again when I have some spare time, ha!

Speaking of patterns, I'm working on my first pattern now which will be "Square Avenue" and hope to have that for sale in the Etsy shop in a couple more months. "Dodge" will be released after that.
I haven't worked out all the details with those, but I'm hoping to have offered for digital download as a PDF OR ordering a printed pattern through the mail.

More updates to come soon!
Here is a peek at "Dodge".


Friday, October 18, 2013

New Emily Ann Quilts T-Shirts!

I have teamed up with Teespring to offer some super cute Emily Ann Quilts t-shirts.

Teespring basically helps you gain cheap prices in numbers.  We only need 30 people to order a shirt for them to print out shirts at a great price ($16).

Also, please note these are regular t-shirt sizes, NOT those crazy small fitted women's sizes...you can thank me later when you receive your shirt and you can still breathe.  ;)

Here's where you can get YOUR shirt!
  http://teespring.com/emilyannquilts

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Friday, May 31, 2013

OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!!! Etsy shop is OPEN!

I'm so excited to announce that the Emily Ann Quilts Etsy shop is now OPEN!

Check it out here!




Monday, May 13, 2013

Chevron Pillow-Sneak Peek

It's a beautiful day here in the heartland today! Unfortunately I've caught a nasty cold and have been inside for two days. Lots of napping and lots of quilting time! Here's what I've been working on today...


Chevron Pillow Sneak Peek




Friday, May 10, 2013

Molly's Quilt

This is a quilt I made for my youngest Daughter, Molly.  she was too young to be involved with picking the fabric so yours truly got to pick everything out.  Most of the fabrics are from the Moda French General line, but there are a couple others I mixed in that seemed to blend with the Moda line.  The pattern is "Come What May" by Jaybird Quilts.  


If only Photoshop had a "Mow the lawn" filter...this would be perfect!


I added rick rack around the binding and loved how it turned out!


After taking pictures of this quilt I realized Molly had spilled chocolate
milk all over it, so if you spot something...
It's a good thing homemade quilts can stand up to lots of washing!


Molly's quilt is a twin sized quilt measuring approx. 64" x 80"


The quilting I did on this was a loopy loop sort of pattern.  I'm sure there's a technical word for this type
of quilting that sounds more professional than loopy loop, but that's what we're gonna call it for now.    




Monday, May 6, 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Love when this happens...

I love when I buy fabrics on separate occasions that accidentally go together.  The local JoAnn's Fabric store here is moving locations and they are liquidating all of their remaining stock.  I stopped by to see if any higher quality fabric was left that I could get on the cheap and found this cute chick pattern fabric.
Fast forward to last week, I wanted to try a new thread I had heard good things about from Connectingthreads.com  and while I was there picked up a couple solid fabrics. 

While getting started on a quilted table runner I looked over and saw these fabrics thrown into a pile.

What do you think?