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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Spring Blooms Mini-Quilt Swap



It is finished and I am so happy it is! I never feel comfortable with my machine quilting. I keep swearing when there is a class for hand quilting I am taking it, but I have not found one yet. Being uncomfortable causes stress which of course does not help to make the quilt look like the way I want it. I need to have less on my plate and more faith in myself. I do really like it. I called it Spring is Here. It was very difficult to send away, more so than I expected. This is the first swap I have participated in where you are making a mini quilt. Usually when I am making something as a gift, I know the person and some idea of their likes and dislikes. This time I knew very little. Plus when you are sending away something you love so much ( I want to make one like this for myself now) you just hope the person will like it too. I have not commented on any of the quilts that have been done so far, only because I don't know which one is mine and I don't want to say something that somebody could perceive as negative. I must say that I have found all of the quilts to be beautiful. I am amazed and envious at the incredible talent that is out there. Well, on to the next swap!


PS. There are some fabulous giveaways right now. Please check out Ariane's Crafts, Jaybird Quilts and Highway Cottage. They are all extremely talented women.


8 comments:

Myra said...

Looks good Michelle! 8-)

Took a quick peek at all of them so far. Wonderful! There are so many participants! Wow!

Sandy Shirley said...

Michelle - Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog. I love your quilt and wish it was coming to me! I know what you mean about hoping the recipient will be happy with it. I feel the same way about the one I sent to the other side of the world!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

You should be very proud. It turned out really lovely.

Hillary said...

I love your fabric choices! Great job! And thanks for the giveaway links. It's fun to find such talented quilting bloggers out there :)

Al said...

Hi Michelle,
thank you for the lovely comments on my blog - an entry I posted a while ago has my fabric cupcakes, which you could easily adapt to pincushions. Email me if you want more information about them!

Ariane said...

I love your little quilt. It really does remind me of spring. You did a great job. :o)

Fabric Mom said...

What a beautiful mini quilt. I love anything with butterflies and the flower is just awesome. Pat yourself on the back.

Treevillemary said...

Michelle, I received the Mini yesterday -- what a joy to have a package in the mailbox -- and it truly is beautiful. I can see why you didn't want to send it! (I felt that way about the one I sent also). I guess, you can stop in and visit it the next time you are in South Dakota! Thank you again for your beautiful creation.... have you signed up for the Summer Swap yet?