Friday, August 26, 2011


I just can’t seem to resist signing up for the Doll Quilt Swap on Flickr.  It is such a great swap and so much fun.  It is a secret swap where stalking your partner is encouraged.  Who knew stalking could be so fun!  (scary!)  The person you give to and the person you receive a quilt from are two different people.  My partner was the famous Terrie Sandelin who has a published book called Miniatures in Minutes.  She likes the designer Aneela Hoey and I happened to have some Sherbet Pips so I designed a fun little quilt using some Sherbet Pips and coordinating stash.  Here is what I sent off to Terrie along with some civil war reproduction fabric since she is a fan…


I got a thank you note from Terrie and she loves it!  Hooray!!


Can you believe that was my first attempt at wonky maverick stars?  Yep, and they are really fun too!  Someday I would love to make a bigger quilt with them.


A few days after I sent my quilt off I received a little surprise in the mail for me!


Isn’t it cute!  I love the colors and the cute design.  Jeanette (scrapnchick on flickr)  sent me this and I love it.  It is temporarily living in my daughter’s room on her dresser because it matches her room perfectly.  We needed something to sit on her dresser to look nice while we have the house for sale and it works beautifully.  Jeanette sent me some fun goodies.  Lots of trim, a flower pin to dress up a sweater or blouse, a magnetic pin to hold my needle when I am hand sewing, and the tiniest little block I have ever seen.  Fun!   

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Teacups and Pumpkins

What in the world do those two have to do with each other?  They are two projects that I recently finished for Barb from The Quilted B. 

First is this pretty quilt.  The fabric in this quilt is Penelope by Lakehouse and it is so beautiful.



The border on this quilt was the trickiest I have ever done.  I had to match the gingham on all four sides!  It was not easy but so worth the effort in the result that it gives. 




I pieced the back because well…I just can’t help myself!  Something about a pieced back finishes off the quilt better and is more satisfying.  It’s like as the quilt hangs on the wall it has a secret and only I know what it is. 





When I get this one back I think it will hang in my future dining room.  (still staying positive over here that my house will sell)




I also made this cute little runner.  Isn’t it so perfect for fall?




As always, Barb has these both in kit form if you would like to make one of your own.  Just look on her website or send her an e-mail.

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