Waggons West Etsy Shop

Thursday, July 5, 2012


 Update:  I added this to the handmade parade because of the second quilt down.  I am getting in to hand quilting with big stitches and perle cotton. 

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Well,  these are the fabrics I've chosen from the audition.  Pretty crazy.  I cut more blocks than I need so I don't know if it will stay this table topper size or if it will grow.

 My intention is to make a table topper/baby quilt similar to this one.  I am having a great deal of difficulty getting any pictures worth posting from my camera today.  The colors on this one are intense, but not as neon as they look.  It is made from a set of Kaffe Fassett charm squares.  I had decided I was going to make a quilt using a complete collection.  There weren't enough squares in the pack to make anything of reasonable size, so I went to the wall of KF fabrics in the shop.  I couldn't find any of the prints from the set  but there was a fabulous orange and pink sand dollar print that fit perfectly.  I brought it home, confident that I was going to be making a designer fabric quilt.  Of course I then discovered that my sand dollars were from a different manufacturer and designer.  Oh well,  I can't jump on the band wagon even when I try!

The think I like the most about this little quilt is the hand quilting.  I used pearl cotton in several of the colors in the fabrics and did a large stitch in a box pattern.  I like the way it turned out.  I'll hand sew the binding when I am traveling later on this summer.

I've also managed to finish several custom orders this week.  This is a set of badges for group that does an annual peeps competition.  Not sure what the competition is.

 I also did a set of badges fora homeschool mom getting ready for a summer adventure.  Each one of these will be given for completing a set of activities.  I was able to digitize the submarine (make a periscope) and the book (read).  The Morse code and the spy decoder were done using machine fonts.  The constellation and paper airplane were modifications.  The rest are commercial designs. 

The mom also requested a sash to display the badges.  This was my first attempt.  Hopefully it will work.  If not, I will work with her to make something that fits better.


  1. What a bright and fun quilt and love the big stitch quilting!!

  2. I love love love the colors. I really need to try hand quilting.

    Fun badges too!

  3. That's some great hand quilting. The cotton colors you're using are so fun.