At a recent craft show in upstate New York, I came across an interesting display of well executed quilts. Carol Hesselink of cmhCreations displays a number of quilts designed by her after being inspired by a specific fabric. She then adds coordinating and complimentary fabrics. In many of her quilts, the pattern or technique becomes the inspiration.
Check out some of her quilts on line at: Pictue Trail; member name cmhCreations. Carol’s creativity fosters itself in many different ways such as when she designs an item made of ‘fabric leftovers’ as she makes a unique bag or tote. I’m sure her stack of UFO’s is quite a bit smaller than mine. Quite a crafty lady!
Each of Carol’s quilts comes with a digital photo card of the quilt. Not only does the recipient get a beautiful handmade quilt, but also receives a matching note card. She also packages and sells note cards separately.
A brief demonstrations on paper piecing at her booth shows how easy paper piecing is to do .
I enjoyed meeting her and her husband, Chuck at the show. He praises her accomplishments as he shows off some of her quilts, “See what can be made from scraps!”
I also learned that they live in Amsterdam NY – just a few miles from my daughter’s home. Small world!
There is always time to quilt!