After two years, my home business is starting to pick up. It's not enough to actually call it a " business" but it's enough to keep me busy. Because of my disability, I am unable to work. When I make a quilt for someone, I can only sew for maybe 15 to 30 minutes at a time then I have to sit in a recliner to relieve the pain in my hip (I have hip dysplasia which is a birth defect) and the pain in my neck which is caused by nerve damage I sustained in a car accident.
Right now I am working on an order for a Celtic quilt. I've always wanted to make one but never have had the opportunity. This one is going to be a king quilt. I will have the top done is about 2 to 3 weeks but the quilting will take the longest. I don't have a longarm (can't afford one) so I quilt my quilts on my regular sewing machine.
The quilt the I just finished was a king size Broncos quilt. I took the logo of the Denver Broncos and I modified it. I sketched out the horse as best as I could being the I can't draw all that well. I " stained glassed" the design in the middle of the quilt and the border. My customer was really pleased with it.
I also made a horse quilt for a friend of mine. She wanted one for her daughter that was in her first year of college. This one was a lot of fun to make. My favorite book to use for block design is " 501 Quilt Blocks" . I can find anything that I need to make a quilt.
I have made several other quilts but for now, I'll only share these two. I will add more as I have time. So now I have the Celtic quilt to work on then I have two more to work on. Like I said before, I have to stay busy to help keep my mind off the pain that I am in all day, every day. Well, now it's time that I got and work on this new venture. Hope it turns out as well as the others have. Oh yeah, did I tell you that I have only been sewing for a little over 2 years?