Make sure you stop by Childtime Creations’ booth to view their handmade quilts. They’ve been working on creations with new, colorful summer fabrics specifically for our festival!
Lindsey of Childtime Creations explained how her quilts are influenced by the fabrics she uses and how she feels that day. First, Lindsey must love a fabric in order for it to be used in one of her creations. Next, the size of the print on the fabric must fit with the pattern of the quilt. Lastly, her work is a product of her mood. “If I’m upbeat, I tend to love the results… I think this shows in my work which is cheerful, fun, and playful.”
Childtime Creations constructs quality quilts that appeal to infants and children, ranging in design among traditional, modern and novelty. They use 100% cotton fabrics, batting, and thread in all of their products to ensure that they will wash and dry similarly and predictably. After all, these are children’s products and accidents happen!
One of Lindsey’s recent favorites is a quilt that uses navy and lime green fabrics, for which her dad named it “Seahawk.” It features different geometric prints of various sizes. Although she usually pairs geometric prints with solids to balance out the final piece, this time she used small pieces of many kinds of fabric without making it look too busy or overpowering.
“The geometric triangle cuts, and rows of one color scheme each, formed naturally while playing with small pieces on the floor of my sewing room. I liked how the patterns in each row would contrast by careful placement of dense patterns with less-dense patterns, and how the colors contrasted each row-to-row, but everything worked together to make a cohesive piece.”
These one-of-a-kind quilts take more than time to create; they also require dedication, vision and creativity. The piece described above took a whole day to construct: the morning to determine how to use the fabric, and the afternoon to make. “The concept can sometimes take the longest, and you hope the end result matches up to what you envisioned in your head while planning.”
Childtime Creations’ quilts are crafted in a spare bedroom turned sewing room and then sold at summer craft shows and online at ChildtimeCreations.com and Etsy.com/shop/ChildtimeCreations. Custom creations are also available by emailing Childtime.Creations@gmail.com.