Showing posts with label Summertime Mini-Quilt Swap. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Summertime Mini-Quilt Swap. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Sun is Shining on Me!

It's a dreary, rainy day here but the sun is shining on me! Here is what I received in the Summertime Mini Quilt Swap.

It is so amazing! I took it to work and showed it around. Everything is incredible! The circles, the triangles, the quilting are all breathtaking. I love the border colour. Turquoise has been my favourite colour for a few years now and I may have already mentioned this but I have loved the colour orange ever since my son was born. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Kathy! She also sent me some lace snowflakes to cool me down after a hot summer. Kathy has a blog as well as a website. Her quilts are stunning!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Ocean Waves

My Summertime Mini-Quilt Swap quilt is finished and in the mail. I am really happy with how it turned out. I call it Sea, Sand, Sky and Sun. It uses a couple of techniques that I am trying to focus more on now ; half square triangles, and the use of white. Except for the sea fabric, all the fabric was from my stash. I hope my partner will like it. Now on to the Friendship Bag Swap!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Hoot, Hoot!

What I like about the swaps is that I get to hoot your horn. I have received incredible items that I feel privileged to own. I did a side swap with Caryn for the Halloween swap. Here is what I received

I love the owl. I am into owls at the moment. It may have something to do with being a former Girl Guide leader. Of course I love the nine patch with the spider web fabric. Caryn was also having a giveaway for her 100th post and I was one of the winners. Here is what I also received :

The pumpkin is a great frangance and I really like the scissors fob. I have been hiding it from my children. The pumpkin pad is so cute. Thank you so much for everything Caryn.

A note about my Summertime Mini-Quilt swap. I now have the top done and need to quilt it. It will be right on time for the deadline tomorrow.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Summertime Mini-Quilt Swap

I have been working on my summertime mini-quilt swap. Here is what I have so far. I was hoping to get a lot done yesterday. When I started sewing again, I realized that some of the triangles are smaller than the others. I am doing paper piecing and had printed out 2 copies. One of the copies must have been scaled smaller and I had mixed up the 2 versions. I think there is only a couple that I will have to redo. Once I get it figured out it will be pretty quick to finish it.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


I won this incredible doll from Raggedy Sandy. Her name is Annie. I got her yesterday in the mail. I have been fighting over her with my children, but I think I am going to keep her for myself.

I have finally picked my fabric and pattern for my Summertime Mini-Quilt Swap. Now I just need to start working on it.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Please, please don't look ....

at my sidebar!

You looked didn't you! One of my favourite books as a kid and one that I now read to my kids is The Monster at the End of the Book starring Grover. He pleads with you not to turn the page, because there is a monster at the end of the book, but of course you have to, to read the story. I won't give away the ending.

Now, what do you see on my sidebar. Yes, you see another swap button.

Please, please don't tell my husband. (He'll find out anyhow. He's one of those guys who pays attention to you when you are talking and knows more about you than you do.) Michele from the Quilting Gallery sent around an email yesterday saying she had extended the deadline for the summer swap because some people had not received the email about it. I took it as a sign and signed up! There are a few reasons why I did it. One, I worried a lot last time that my quilts were not as good as others. When the swap was done, I saw quilts that went from simple to very intricate. I am not trying to say that mine were better than others. Rather I stress that should it be the most complicated quilt possible. The thing is I liked all of them. I want to have more confidence in my voice. The other reason is I want to improve my machine quilting. I was very tense last time about it, and the quilting turned out to be the same as the piecing, from simple to intricate.

I have been talking lately about my lists and the other thing I do is organize my swaps on my blog in order of the date they are due.

I already have my partner. One of the ideas I had for a summer quilt would suit her perfectly. I have a question for you. I came up with a quilt I wanted to make. I was looking to find how to do a specific section on it on the Internet, when I came across my idea, fully formed and planned out. So my question is, with mini swaps does it have to be completely free form, original or you can work from what someone has done, if it is what you had planned in your head?