Sunset Star

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Here’s the finished Doll Quilt Swap 13 Mini!  I decided to call it Sunset Star.  I based my color choices on a sunset photo taken by one of my friends and used the 3 Layer Star paper piecing pattern by Mommy’s Nap Time.  My partner, who I can now reveal was Paula, asked for modern quilting and bright colors.  I found out through the message boards that her favorite color was purple, but that she’d also been into the pink/orange combination and that she loved paper piecing.  A match made in heaven? Maybe… Enough about that, though.  What I really … Continue reading

Farfalle Baby Quilt

Do you know what Farfalle is?  It’s the pasta that’s shaped like a bow. You know, this stuff: Did you also know that “farfalla” is Italian for butterfly? Neither did I… ANYWAY…this weekend, I made a flying farfalle quilt as a well-past-due gift for the baby of some friends.  (The baby is now 4 months old, so it’s not THAT far past due…) What a fun quilt to make!  I love how this turned out…well, most of it.  I love the wonky triangles and the colors.  I’m not usually a pink girl, but every once in a while I like … Continue reading

Etsy! Etsy! Etsy!

Just a quick annoucement to say that, in time for Small Business Saturday, my Etsy shop is finally open! Visit me here: http://hastyquilter.etsy.com/ And use the coupon code SHIP4FREE for free shipping!

Creative Prompts: Wings

Jaye from Artquiltmaker Blog “dropped by” earlier this week and managed to convince me to give her Create Prompt Project a go.  This week’s prompt was Wings.  I’ve had this moth wing print laying around for a while and I’d been wanting to try my hand at a word quilt. Match made in heaven?  I think maybe: It needs a little beaded dragonfly? moth? fairy? Underneath the “W”, I think.   Not a butterfly, though.  I love a good butterfly as much as the next person, but I don’t think a butterfly works here…