Wednesday, February 24, 2010

February catch up

I can't believe I haven't blogged in a couple weeks. I am going to catch up on it all hopefully in one. Here goes.
My blocks came in for the No Sew swap I did with Kathleen over on her blog. I even got a little bonus Kleenex holder to go with these great blocks. I hope to get them sewn up soon. 

This is my little quilt I made for the Sweetheart Rock Swap hosted by Pat Sloan on her blog. This was a blast. I made a new sewing friend Patty in California. She has a neat blog with a lot of her great quilts posted on it. She made me the sweetest heart quilt with redwork on it. I also got a great box filled with all kinds of homemade goodies.
She is truly a Patchwork Princess!!! 

Here is my February $5 quilt block from my local shop. I really love how this quilt is coming along. I think it is going to be gorgeous. I need to buy my finishing kit but I just can't decide which fabrics I like the most. 

Monday, February 8, 2010

ILY Quilt (I Love You)

My mom and I made a very special quilt recently. My cousins teenage daughter was severely injured in a car accident the day before Thanksgiving. She suffered some severe head trauma. A lot of her family and friends did different things to reach our to them and show their support. What does a quilter do? She makes a quilt. We used the tossed nine patch pattern from Eleanor Burns to make this quilt.
This picture does not do this quilt justice. It looks like a brand new piece of candy. All bright and fresh. I used one charm pack along with two other small cuts of fabric.
I free motion quilted this quilt but wrote ILY all over it as well. I really like how it came out.
I used my leftover blocks on the back. I really like this look and how it ties it together. This is one of the few quilts I have made that the front and the back of the quilt match. You can kind of see in this photo th binding. It is a cute heart print my friend Joanna gave me that when I put it on the hearts are in a straight row all the way around the quilt.
Here is a picture of the label. I printed this one off on my printer this time instead of hand writing it. There was a lot to write and I wanted it to look real nice.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Letter Challenge!

I was reading thru some of my favorite blogs yesterday. I came across Block Lotto. This is a virtual block of the month. This year they are doing some non traditional piecing methods. They call it liberated piecing. For February they are free piecing words of affection. I thought this was a great variation to paper piecing letters or doing standard piecing. I thought I should give it a try.  Instead of making a word a love I made a name of someone I love. You can find instructions for the wacky type of piecing on Tanya's blog.
I am going to now send this to Celine and challenge her to make something out of it and send me a pic so I can post it. She has not been able to sew much since she went back home to Switzerland so this should give her the boost she needs.

If you try this type of piecing please send me a pic so I can see your spin on this.

I spy swap

I recently signed up for an I spy swap over on the obsessively stitching blog. I have considered making a quilt like this for quite some time. I thought this would be a fun way to make one and some interesting fabrics from other peoples stashes. Ladies from 13 different states as well as Germany and Greece have signed up for the fun. I mailed my squares off last week.
 I can't wait to see what I get back.