Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Swappy Stuff

I've been playing along in several swaps recently, and I finally have something to show for it.  Being gone so much and then being sick really put me behind, but thank goodness, I think I am finally almost caught up.


Taking advantage of our love for Denyse Schmidt, Leona put together a fun Flickr swap using DS Quilts fabrics.  Have you ever had a project that just wouldn't work?  I had what I thought was a great idea, and it just would NOT go together and look like it did in my head.  After several frustrating sewing sessions, I finally scrapped it and set about to do something different, and frankly, I think this idea was far superior to my first one.  I really like how this one turned out.  I hand quilted inside each of the circles and echo quilted the outside.  It honestly turned out better than I imagined it.  I hope my partner likes it.



The pattern was inspired by a quilt in the book BD#1 got me for Mother's Day.  Timely, huh?


And I finished my "for real" mannequin pinnie.  She is ready to fly off to her new home.  I hope my partner likes her.  As I was creating her, I decided that I really have a love-hate relationship with hot glue.  I haven't used it in awhile - in fact, I had to buy a new glue gun because I have no idea where the old one ran off to - and if I don't use it again soon, it will be OK.  The stuff goes everywhere except where you want it, and then cools too fast to stick your stuff together - except when it gets on your fingers.  Hmmmpft.  Anyway, she is finally finished.

Partners, here they come!

3 comments:

  1. Oh Wow! The hand quilting is just spectacular and goes so perfectly with the piecing. Lovely.

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  2. Your swap quilt is so pretty. I love the pattern and the hand quilting. I am sure your partner will love it.

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  3. I LOVE this quilt! It helps that it is done in some of my favorite fabrics--Densye Schmidt anything! LOL I would love the pattern. If I got the book, would I be able to create this? (I am a newer quilter...)

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