Friday, July 24, 2009

Looking for a Project?

Do you ever find a couple of fat quarters, or a pack of charm squares and not sure what to do with them? Moda Bake Shop is where I go. There's a huge assortment of projects using Moda's Pre-cuts, created by fellow quilters.

Today's post was created by Kim from CUTE, CUTE little gift bags made with 4 fat quarters - you'll get three bags out of the 4 fat quarters!!! Perfect size for a charm pack, or maybe a little present.... possibilities are endless.

Well off to finish to finish making a Peach and Blackberry teacake - courtesy of Rustic Fruits Desserts. I believe it's really called "Stone Fruit Tea Cake". Will "share" with you tomorrow :)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Doll Quilt Swap plus some updates

SOOOO... today is the day we should be finding out who our swap partners are!!! I'm excited and a little nervous (never done this type of swap before). It's a secret though..... we can leave little hints but nothing too obvious. I'm looking forward to trying to figure out which one will come live with me!!

Below are the blankets I sent off to Craft Hope. Just little receiving blankets with cotton on one side and flannel on the other - and some cute stitching around to keep it all together!

And here are a couple of photos of a quilt i finished this past weekend as a wedding gift. I have to admit that it was difficult to part with it. I love those Amy Butler fabrics mixed with batiks and prints. It was the first time I had stippled a whole quilt. I've stitched in the ditch and done some straight stitch quilting and stippled a couple of small wall hangings, but not a big (well lap size!!) quilt fully stippled. I was pretty proud of myself and thought it really turned out well. Not too many "noticeable" bloops!!!

this is the "flip side" of the quilt. I backed it with a cream tone on tone and stripped in some of the extra 4-square patches and pieces of left over fabrics. I liked the overall effect.

Off to create some more.....

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Tasha

Wow!  17!  
Wishing for you many wonderful adventures girlie.  
Oodles of fun; wonderful friendships; your dreams come true.
We are so proud of your accomplishments, your big heart and sense of fairness, your dedication to your passions, but most of all - your love of family. 
Have a glorious year girlie.  We love you so very much.