Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer is going too fast once again

Hello Friends!

Can I just say how addicted I am to making doll quilts?  I never really thought about doll quilts.  Who has the time for something so small?  Well I joined the facebook group-Doll Quilt Swap.  Please join us if you are interested.  I am having so much fun.  I am a little too motivated.  I don't even have a partner for next month but my quilt is done.  The theme is summer.  Here is a picture of my inspiration:

and here is my version:

I love this swap!  I can't wait to see my two quilts that I get back for this month.  Names are going to be drawn today for next month so if you want to join do it now.  You can always join and prepare for September too.  I am using new skills and I love it.  I am free motion quilting more and this has some applique.  The back is a textured pink and white gingham.

I am currently making a couple of cross body bags for my mom and a friend.  I will post again when those are done.  What are you working on?
Thanks for following along in my little sewing world!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Doll Quilt Swap

Hello Friends!

A follow-up to my last post-three of my quilts are hanging in the local library.  A group of us and my son went on Friday night to hang them.  They are all beautiful!  I will post some pictures when I get over there again.

So my friend Charisma decided to do a Doll Quilt Swap on Facebook.  You are all invited to check it out.  This month was Christmas in July.  For my partner I made this little quilt with scraps I had around.  I love buttons!!!

This swap has been so fun!  I have been making things that I have always wanted to try but was too nervous to tackle.  Like free motion quilting and tying a quilt.  Next month we are doing a summer theme.  I already have an idea and it will involve applique.  Wish me luck!

I has lucky enough to make two doll quilts this month.  There were some late sign ups and I was given another name.  This quilt is a play on Christmas in July.  I am posting two pictures so you can see the back.  There is Christmas fabric there!  I am so happy that I could use up some scraps for both little quilts!

They both need the labels sewed on.  They were so fun to make.  I can't wait to start on next months quilt.  Please consider joining us!
Hope you all have a blessed week!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Swoon Finish!!!!

After only 1 year of working on this I can finally say I am done with my Swoon.  If you remember my post from last summer, this was made from my Amy Butler Lark fabric.  I absolutely love this quilt.  Everything about it!  My dear friend Charisma quilted this for me.  I wish my camera took better pictures and you could see the detail.  It is beautiful!  The Madison Modern Quilt Guild was invited to do a quilt show at a local library.  We have a meeting tomorrow night and I am hoping they like this enough for the show.

The back and binding are the blue from the top right block.  Hope you like this as much as I do.

I have labeled all but two of my quilts.  I need to finish two doll quilts for this months swap then I think I will either quilt a baby blanket that is due in November or I may start something new.  What are you working on?

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