I received my swap quilt from Maria in Denmark. She is a beautiful seamstress and was super generous with all the extra gifts. She included a gift to open for each Sunday in December. By month's end, I'll have an advent quilt for Christmas. Her paper piecing is impeccable. I am thrilled!
P.S. I wonder if she has a cat. Rusty was all over the box.
Thank you Maria!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I was determined to make this swap quilt from scraps and only scraps. I used an idea from a blog post at Library Gal Quilts. I just love the way it turned out. It almost didn't get mailed to my swap partner. I pieced another basket at the same time. It will be MINE! I quilted it with little packages, stars, and pine boughs.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tomorrow is Settlement Day. We have been pilgrims for 66 days and now it is time to make our pilgrim home. Parents are coming to help with gardening, quilting, rug making, mattress making, and fireplace building. While I was busy getting everything ready, Rusty was warming his perfect spot and keeping my husband from HIS favorite spot. The cat always wins.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I have been saving pink scraps and buying pink for the sake of pink fabric for years. Every now and then I make up a bunch of these. I had fun making the border quilting different. This one has daisies. I made another one with butterflies. I hope they find a good home through my etsy site.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
The house quilt was finished ahead of time, not my usual last minute sewing on binding on the way to the event. I had so much fun, real fun, quilting it. There was a freedom in the whimsy. Nothing had to be just so. I think it is the best quilting I have done to date. I used 15 different colors of thread and over 25 different fabrics. It ended up making a nice sum for the PTA and was purchased by one of the parents in my class.