Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
These are nicely muted colors from a variety of lines. The rules of this swap are that you send your fabric to 11 other people and they all send their fabrics to you. They make you a block with your fabric and send it back to you (with leftovers) and you make a block for each of them with their fabric and send back the block (with the leftovers).
So this swap actually finishes in Feb '09, so I'm not too concerned about the slow holiday mail. Here are some links from a couple of participants from some of the previous swaps:
- Audrey is the one who invited me into this swap, take a look at her blog to see the results of a previous few swaps. (The below links are from Audrey, this is my first time to participate).
- Sew Help Me made a beautiful quilt in browns, greens and pinks from a previous swap.
- QuiltDad has a mosaic in Amy Butler fabrics.
- RitaPizza put together a really nice mosaic on-point of all her swap blocks.
- And Finally AthenaMat put together a great top from her swap blocks.
This should be a fun swap!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
These all have yellow/orange stars on blue backgrounds. Not all of the blocks have been in this color way. It's so much fun to see all the lovely blocks come in!
Because everyone is sending in different numbers of blocks (1, 6, 12) You'll never know which of the blocks I put on this blog you will eventually find in your mailbox!
Friday, November 14, 2008
- My (Very) First Quilt (Ever) This is one of the 'Great Finds' of mine. Years later to find the very first quilt top I ever made. It's certainly not the best workmanship, but back then... well, I was just a newbie!
Progress: Quilting Done, just needs the binding! (Yahoo!)
- Ina's Christmas Quilt This is for my MIL. Top is done, ordered away for the backing fabric. I must send this one off to the UK (Scotland, home of my hubbies birth) so I hope that fabric gets here soon!
- Kayleigh's Christmas Quilt This is a christmas quilt for my oldest daughter. She was always a purple girl, but has recently switched to blue, blue, blue!
Progress: The top is done, so it's just the quilting and binding. (Backing is in same order as Ina's quilt)
- Cricket's Christmas Quilt This is a Christmas quilt for my middle girl. She recently went with me to the LQS and looked at some fabrics. Sadly she picked out a bunch of fabrics that were about as far from what I've made her as possible. Bummer because...
Progress: The top is done! So, she'll get what I've made. It's just the backing, quilting and binding left to do.
- Cameron's Christmas Quilt: Now my little guy doesn't like anything new, unless it's a toy. He is very much into routine. It took him almost a year to grow fond of his other quilts (one from his god mom at his babtism and one from me when he transitioned from a crib to a toddler bed) Now he loves those quilts and a snuggle blanket I made him years ago above all else. I expect it will take him some time to warm up to this blanket as well.
Progress: The top is done! Just the backing, quilting and binding!
- Botanical Shop Hop Quilt : This is the first quilt that I have ever made for myself with the intention of putting it on my bed! My husband said to me one day in passing that we didn't have any of my nice quilts for ourselves!
Progress: Well, I've almost finished the piecing. Just one more 'Element' to finish then I can assemble the top!
- Old Tobacco Road : This is a Bonnie Mystery Quilt that I fell in love with and really would like to finish!
Progress: Well, I've got a long way to go!
Now, some of you might be wondering where the pictures are of the Friendship Star Swap...
Well, you are going to have to wait because I haven't taken the pictures yet! But I will, I promise!
So, keep quiltin'
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
After a near-death experience ~ that my children refer to as 'The Tragic Day' as in... "I missed that soccer practice because it was on The Tragic Day." They are so very dramatic.
Then a somewhat painful and unpleasant recovery.... I am now back after what really seems like a long time gone.
BUT, I have started to sew again, and I am now also beginning to receive 'Friendship Star' squares in the mail for the swap!
I must say, what FUN!!! I love swaps, it's like the fun of sewing, quilting, shopping and having friends to share it all with wrapped up into one nice little package!
So here is my question:
Should I start posting pictures of the squares I receive? Or do you want a surprise?
Now, remember, that some people are sending in 6 blocks to swap and some people are sending in 12 blocks to swap. So while EVERYONE will get new blocks (plus one of their own) they won't necessarily be getting one of EACH block sent in. Do I really make everything difficult or what?!