Sunday, November 22, 2009

Show N Tell

Here are the other things that I've been working on lately.

This mini is going to a lovely lady in a personal swap:


It actually has been bound already, just need to label it.

Here's a close up of the hand quilting:

And this real mini quilt will be going in the package as well:
Mini Quilt KeyChain

For Scale:
Miniature Quilt Key Chain

For Aunt Pitty Pat's Christmas Swap:
I'm in 2 groups, so I need to make 24 9-Patch blocks.
Here are 12 for Group 2.
Blocks for a Swap

This shows a truer color:
Blocks for a swap

4 Seasons Holiday Quilt Swap:
This is it unbound, I just need to upload one of it that was bound.

Idea for the Inspired by the Fall swap:

I didn't sew anything for it yet - just playing with some placement.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Some of what I've been working on

Showing off some of the mini quilts I was alluding to yesterday.

For Dena: She should be getting this one any day now:
For the My Favorite Quilters 6" and under swap:

Mini Quilt - 6 inches square

And the back:
Back of 6 inch mini

For Jess:
The October (I was a little late finishing) STUD quilt:
Fall into Fall Close Up

Fall into Fall

And the back of it: (Hand Quilted)

For Kathy J:
October STUD Anything Goes - we both chose to do Halloween:
Hand Quilted:
Pumpkin Kitties

For Ruthie:
6"-12" Swap Group - Theme - Hawaiian. This is a bit larger than the 12", its 16" and all hand quilted. In the center I quilted a dolphin, then there is a star, a swirl, seaweed and a shell. I chose bright colors because to me Hawaii was all about brightness and fun.

I'm so proud of this one I pieced another top and will eventually quilt the other one or me.

Hawaiian Dreams

True brightness:

Stitching close-ups (some are in black and white so you can see the contrast):
Close Up of hand quilting on Hawaiian Dreams

Close Up of hand quilting on Hawaiian Dreams

Close Up of hand quilting on Hawaiian Dreams

Close Up of hand quilting on Hawaiian Dreams

Close Up of hand quilting on Hawaiian Dreams

Close Up of hand quilting on Hawaiian Dreams

And the Back of the quilt:
Back of Hawaiian Dreams

Monday, November 16, 2009

Complete - 4 Seasons Quilt Swap

I am so very proud of this quilt that I just put the finishing stitches on yesterday!

I'm not showing it yet until my partner receives it - she should soon, at least in about 5 days or so. :)

My partner wanted a winter theme, she didn't want Christmas since she's not Christian, so I went with blues and whites. I also quilted it for the first time using Warm & Natural batting and that was a dream!! I think it's my new favorite batting. I did both hand and machine quilting on it and I'm super pleased. It's not really perfect, but it's been made with tons of love.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Catching Up Photos


1st Halloween

New York:

Washington DC
Washington Monument at Night


And in Washington, just look at this architecture!
Look at this architecture

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Phew - Finally!

I'm so back. We had a friend come over from the UK and spend some time with us. I kept meaning to post, but when the hubby and Bob got together, I got all the baby care, cooking and cleaning duties - no help whatsoever! Plus, then I had stuff to do for work, and that's a ton of stuff, especially since it's the end of the marking period.

We had a great Halloween, Jellybean went as Elmo! I'll get some pictures up soon. :)