Sunday, October 18, 2009


Lately, I am missing cooler weather. Heat makes me cranky. In my life, I can't afford to be cranky. I don't like trying not to be cranky. If only the weather would cooperate *sigh.* This little pumpkin is working it's charms over me. Even though it's hot this picture makes me happy, and that's good.

Lately, I have been participating in quilting swaps, it's been a lot of fun. It's also scary making something for someone you know nothing about, except a few hints as to likes and dislikes that they disclose. This is the quilt I received in the DQS7 during late summer. It has 3 dogs in it. That made me smile.

Lately, I have been creating a placemat. I can't show the whole placemat, because I haven't mailed it to it's new owner in Canada, and it suppose to be a surprise. I took a bunch of leftovers from a quilt I made and turned them into the placemat. Crazy Fun!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I am so excited that Amy has once again hosted the Blogger's Quilt Festival. In fact it was Amy that got me into blogging! Participation in the BQF required a blog, so I took a deep breath and took the plunge. It was an amazing experience, one I know everyone will enjoy.

This little quilt was an original creation for Doll Quilt Swap 7 over on Flickr. This was a secret swap, so I only had hints and pictures of what my partner would like to receive. She really likes bold colors and art quilting.

I really worked outside my comfort zone on this one, and to my surprise I really enjoyed the process. My biggest stretch was to try trapunto using a technique I read about in a quilting magazine. It involved soluble thread and cutting backing... <<<<STRESS>>>>>! I am happy with the way it turned out. Happy Stitching!