Sunday, May 30, 2010

Twenty-Four!

Who knew that twenty-four little blocks could be manipulated in so many ways. It took me twice as long to decide on a final layout for these little beauties than it took me to actually make them!

























So, what do you think?
Cheers,

Dionne

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

ATWQS is coming to an end....

This is the last quilt to come through my door. It has been a year in the works; with ups and downs. But here it is, the very last.


I quite like all the motion in this quilt. All, or at least most, of the blocks have the feeling of motion to them. It's like a colorful garden of whirlygigs!
Next ATWQ top to arrive in my mailbox will be mine!


Cheers,

Dionne

Saturday, May 15, 2010

ATWSQ - Scrappy Star


On this swap quilt block I made another scrappy star, but this time I framed it with a nice bright red.
Isn't that postage stamp block great? I love the churn dash block as well.
But the quilt top itself is a lot bigger than just these three blocks.
They all look GREAT. It was too big to get them all together on my design wall. But it's going to look great when it's done!!




Cheers,



Dionne

Monday, May 10, 2010

Cottages for Ginger Monkey

This little village is another swap quilt.

This one is for Ginger Monkey. I love the trees amongst all the cottages.

And that barn is FANTASTIC!! I wish I could say I made it but alas, the block I made is another little cottage.

Cheers,


Dionne

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Lady Belle's Butterfly Garden


I made this butterfly quilt block for Lady Belle's swap quilt.
I actually got the idea and made up a pattern for it from another one of the blocks.
I am really enjoying this quilt. I love how everyone's blocks work so well together. What do you think?
Here is a picture of all the blocks together. The butterflies, the flowers, the bird -- all the colors.
It's really beautiful.

Cheers,


Dionne

Monday, May 3, 2010

Scrappy star for the latest Swap Quilt


Here are all the squares in teh latest swap quilt. This one has a huge variety of colors and designs.
I made the block in the lower right hand corner.
There is a close-up of the block I made.
This is a scrappy star, made with all scraps and a tone on tone background.


These squares are a great way to use up some of your left-over scraps -- especially the smaller ones!

Cheers,

Dionne