I can’t believe it has been so long since I blogged! But I have been busy wrapping up some swaps, finishing some orders and getting ready for an art show which is on Saturday.
I got my Doll Quilt done and according to the tracking it will be delivered to my partner today! I cant wait….hope she likes it 🙂
I also finished a mini quilt for the MiniQT Swap, on Flickr. The theme was 3D.
My partner, sew-amy, has a nice collection of these VW Vans……what a lucky girl!! This is my dream car!
I was also in a private swap with mamacjt with an Easter theme.
She had hinted that she liked this design that I had done on a journal cover, so I added her name to it. Carol is always making others quilts with their names, so I thought she needed one for herself.
A few jewelry orders that I had were……
a set of three pendants for a mother and her two daughters.
And two necklaces like the one above for two friends….”Potcake Love”
Incase you dont know, Potcakes are our local *mutt*, and I am involved in rescue here to give them a better life.
Back to work for me. I have three days before the show on Saturday, and tons of this and that to do!
Have a great week!
I didn’t expect to take so long to show you some more options on my DQS10 quilt, but I wasnt expecting to have a forest fire a quarter of a mile from my house for the last few days!! There was lots and lots of smoke around, ashes falling in the yard and fire department trucks everywhere, but most of the fires are out now and everyone is safe!
Our Volunteer Fire Department is AMAZING!!!
So for my DQS10 quilt…..I got to play with it this morning and finish off the binding.
This is the option I think I am liking, which several people suggested.
It is not ironed on and stitched down yet.
This quilt was inspired by the book “Whimsyland” by Liz & Beth Hawkins. I tried to put a few of my own touches on it.
Thank you so much for all your comments and ideas!! I really appreciated them! Let me know what you think of this before I iron it down.
I also got a UFO finished this week…..
Remember back in one of my late December posts I told you about all these little projects I needed to finish? This is the second of three place mats made from random blocks I had leftover from various projects. Two down and one to go!
Hope you all have an awesome weekend!
In my last post I showed you the beginnings of my quilt for the Doll Quilt Swap. I have been working on it for the last week, hoping to get the finishing touches done on it today.
All I have left to do is the detail on the bottom and sew the binding down by hand.
I had this GREAT idea, in my head, to sew buttons on the bottom to spell out *LAUGH*, but it isnt coming out like my imagination is seeing it. That is so frustrating!!!!
Is it because the buttons are too colorful? Should I use all white buttons? Should I scrap the whole button idea and use fabric? I would love to do something other than fabric…but what?
I know one thing for sure…..I need to step away from this for a few hours, but i would love your input. Give me some ideas!!!
Above is a close-up of the top…..I love how this part turned out….now if I can only *fix* the bottom!!
Sign ups for Doll Quilt Swap 10 were a few weeks ago. Many, many flickr members sign up for this swap but not so many get in. Members are chosen by a lottery and I found out yesterday that I made it!!! I was over the moon!
I am so excited about who I got for a partner! It is a secret, but I am going to have a blast making her quilt! Our *likes* are very similar.
The deadline is March 31st, so after my art show in 2 weeks I will start designing this new quilt. Go ahead and follow along in the fun by clicking on the Doll Quilt Swap tab on the right sidebar. You will see some fantastic quilts made!
For Doll Quilt Swap 9 I made this quilt for my partner:
And I received this beauty from my secret partner:
As some of you know, along with my dogs and cats I also rescue fresh water turtles, so this little quilt was perfect for me.
It has been pretty cold here and my turtles are not liking it. Here are four of them all piled up trying to soak up some sunshine.
Have a great week!