Friday, May 31, 2013

Another Top Ready to Quilt

This was a fun quilt to assemble.  It is based on the 1600 design for Jelly Rolls.  A large crib size quilt with a nice solid border of Kona Cotton framed by squares from a charm pack of the same fabric line called Seaglass.  Beautiful greens and blue like sea water.  I have been sketching possible quilting stitches that would work with this layout.  I am almost there.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Up and Coming Quilts

So in between other sewing projects, like the flannel, swaddling blankets, I have several quilt tops that need to be layered, pinned, and quilted so that they can get in the shop.  I am going to share these as tops and then track them through to completion.  So here are the first few that are in the pipeline now.  Sometimes I get the top done and then get stuck picking a backing and a binding which means I can move forward.  Once I get the backing picked, I will proceed because I know will be able to take the quilt to find a binding if it is already quilted where I won't be so excited if it is not layered and quilted.

"Love lives Here" is named after the collection of fabric that makes up these squares.  I am so excited to layer and quilt this particular top because I love the way all the colors came together and I am crazy about the background fabric called "Chocolat".  One of my favorite things that I don't get enough of these days as I am watching my intake of everything.

I will share the backing and binding once it is finished.  This is such a rich collection of colors.  There will be more quilts in the future with this fabric collection.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Royal Baby Quilt

Next item for sale in the store this week, is a small baby quilt fit for a King or Queen, entitled Royal Baby.  This quilt measures 37 x 34 just the right size to wrap a baby in love without smothering it.

I created it from a wonderful charm pack of unknown name and backed it with this amazingly rich, Opulence, by  Paula Nadelstern for BENARTEX  loaded with purples and fuchsias mixed with gold.  The binding,  Super Gold by Sotiba Simpafric, takes the cake with bold gold geometric on Magenta background.  I chose to quilt in a light yellow gold thread with a simple block pattern so I would not overwhelm the backing.  The batting is 100% cotton, Warm and Natural.

As always, hop over to the store to see what is available.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Store is Open.

After all these years of designing, creating, gifting, and enjoying among friends and family, I have finally been able to open an Etsy store, Donura Designs.  I look forward to being able to share my handcrafted items with those who don't have time or inclination to create something but can appreciate a uniquely crafted blanket or tote or anything else I have available.

I hope to be able to share here part of the process that goes into the items I create.  Whether it is the design and construction of a quilt or the yarns that I pick for a particular baby blanket, I hope to entice you to come to the store any time you are looking for a gift or an addition to your own home.   Please feel free to leave me comments with questions or suggestions.