Sunday, January 31, 2010

Random Catching Up

This the quilt mini sent to me by QuiltinKimmie for the January swap . The theme was rainbows. I feel so honored to have this beautiful quilt.
This is the quilt I sent to Kimmie.

This wonderful table runner was from Erin in New York. She and I did a Valentine Swap. I sent her the bird and heart quilt shown in the last post.

The AccuQuilt GO! cutter helped me make this last minute Christmas Eve gift for my SIL.

And finally, a picture of a birthday present for a friend. I took this picture a night and the colors are washed out. It's actually a bright and sunny little table topper.

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Workin' on Sending Out Some Love 4

Thanks everyone for the encouragement and fun today. I was able to finish my project. Now I can move on to the next quilting project! Yay! Too tired to do anything else tonight, so I am calling it quits!

Workin' on Sending Out Some Love 3

Well, I decided to go with some echo quilting around the applique and some fake hand stitching around the bordering blocks. I am very pleased with the outcome. Just need to take care of some stitching around the hearts and bind. Putting Green Fried Tomatoes (or Working Girl or Pride and Prejudice)(it's a real tough choice!) in to watch while stitching down the binding!

Workin' on Sending Out Some Love 2

Well I've put it all together and now am finding a backing and deciding on how to quilt this little gem. Hopefully a miracle will occur ...

Workin' on Sending Out Some Love

The wonderful woman behind Charming Chatter is hosting this party to give quilter's a chance to encourage and be inspired by one another. Please go and check out what the other quilters are creating.

This is a project I am working on for a swap. Obviously I can't say much or it would ruin the surprise for my partner. I just finished all the embroidery and stitching down the applique. Next up ... putting the pieces together!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Catching Up

What did the Mama Tomato say to the Baby Tomato? Ketchup your falling behind. (I can hear you groaning :o/) The truth is, I have too many things to share. So, I guess I should just get started.

Over the summer Cher and I took went on an adventure in Tennessee. We came across this quilt somewhere along the way to Kentucky. Sandy Gervais is the designer of the pattern and the line of fabric, Crazy 8. The polka dots nearly knocked me over, I just love them. The Reindeer make me laugh nearly as much as Snowmen.

My zigzag quilt entry into SewCalGal's Virtual Christmas Quilt Show earned me a prize! It's not that I am such a great quilter, the random prize generator picked my number. I am claiming my fame any way it comes. I won this incredible package of 30 fat quarters from FatQuarters, a wonderful online quilt store. I just love Odyssea by MoMo. I would have never gotten this for myself so I am drooling over this fabric. I was thinking it would look good in a Storm at Sea or Snails Trail pattern.

One of my Swap groups needed an Angel quilt for someone whose quilt went missing, so I volunteered. I paper pieced this doll quilt for the recipient and the bunny and blankie for his/her child. The pattern for the bunny and blankie is available on Esty from mmmcrafts. Go on over and check out her patterns.

This is the Christmas Eve quilt. Rolling Thunder's family decided the Sunday before Christmas we should do a Yankee Swap. Rolling Thunder wanted me to make a quilt for the swap so I made this Easy 3~D quilt from a quilt block by Maria Umhey at Cheerful Quilts. I used this Christmas/Birthday present Cher and I decided to purchase for each other to share and came up with this quilt in practically no time at all. Thanks to AccuQuilts and Go! for lowering my stress level during the Christmas season :o)

I was so thrilled with my (and Cher's) GO! that I used it to cut out a bunch of hexagons to make this vintage looking table topper. Some how I was able to figure out how to sew them with my machine rather than hand stitching all of them together. Hopefully I will post a tutorial on how I managed to make this happen.

I was accepted into a swap group named Swap 'Til You Drop or STUD. An incredible group of people that create quilts that are 15 inches or smaller each month. This month the theme is rainbows ... yea, that's what I thought, but I managed to come up with something I could live with. That picture will have to wait because I haven't sent it yet and it would spoil the surprise.

But I can show you the block I made for the Charming Robin! Liz wanted a liberated log cabin so I made this block. She picked a Wonderland charm pack by MoMo. I am excited to be included in this group, but it deserves a post of its own.

I think that should bring you fairly up to date and I can now say I am KETCHUP!