IKnitQuiltSew – HAF Blog Ring Feature

Being a knitter, sewer, and crocheter myself, I can recognize talent when I see it. This week’s featured artisan is IKnitQuiltSew from Handmade Artist’s Forum. Her talent is immediately recognizable in her work. While browsing her studio on Etsy, I was so impressed by the arrangement first of all. Her baby items are arranged so attractively by color, so it is not hard to find matching sets for your little one!

Secondly, she gives you these adorable little baby dolls and teddy bears that are practically irresistable.

My babies are growing up and out of the teddy bear and doll baby stages, but they are so great I might just get one for myself. Where I really fell in love, though, was with her Baby Quilt/Wall Hanging. Quilting is a time-consuming, labor intensive act of love, of which I have done once in my life! I know why they are so expensive, but I have never been drawn to one enough to say that I would buy one. HOWEVER… this quilt spoke to my heart.

Welcome Home Quilt
Notice the details
When that happens, I start thinking how will I get the money for this??? It’s not really that expensive, though. Only $150 for this beauty. But with my 5 kiddos I have to carefully gauge each and every dime. This quilt, though, echoes the desires of my heart – a home of our own. We’ve been wanting a home for the last 12 years of our marriage, somewhere our kids can come back to with thier own families eventually. We’ve had heartbreak after heartbreak, but the dream still lives. This would make a beautiful “Welcome home baby” quilt or housewarming gift.
IKnitQuiltSew has a blog that showcases more wonderful artisans from HAF. She let us all know that she is recovering from surgery on her rotator cuff. Anyone that knits, quilts, or sews knows the challenge of not having your primary arm available for your craft. Her tenacity and love for her art shows through again, though, because she is still knitting. Albeit slowly – but still knitting!
 I have thoroughly fallen in love with IKnitQuiltSew’s creations and am just tickled that I can bring them to you through the HAF blog ring.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Larissa
    May 28, 2010 @ 14:43:28

    Awesome blog post, showcasing a great artist. I promise not to buy that quilt out from under you & hope you get both that & the home it represents.


  2. Mewes Mountain Arts
    May 28, 2010 @ 16:53:08

    I can't help but love the bear!! You did a great job with this post!!


  3. jewelry by NaLa
    May 29, 2010 @ 03:47:39

    I love everything she does, but those bears are just so cute … 😉


  4. CraftyMama
    May 29, 2010 @ 14:42:23

    I love her work!!


  5. Christine Burgess
    May 29, 2010 @ 20:22:42

    I love that little bear too, but I know what goes into quilting and admire her work.


  6. DreamBubbles
    May 31, 2010 @ 03:22:02

    Thank you for sharing a piece of yourself in this posting, what a beautiful sentiment to attach to one of her quilts… that's exactly what they are for! Beautiful… absolutely beautiful!


  7. Handmade Artists' Forum
    May 31, 2010 @ 19:24:00

    Love the pink collection. I can see the runway baby now!


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