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!


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

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

  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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