Sunday, July 26, 2009

Doll Quilt Swap 7!

I'm so excited! I signed up to participate in Doll Quilt Swap 7. I've seen doll quilt swaps going on in blogland but never have seen them during the signups until now.

I've gotten my partner's info and checked out his or her likes and dislikes and I have a few ideas ruminating around in my head. There are quite a few doll quilts that I've been thinking of making so I think between now and September (the deadline) I will be making more than one and as I get to know my partner better I will then decide which one I will send.

We are supposed to post some of our likes and dislikes so that our partners have an idea of what we like. So - to whoever has been assigned to send me a doll quilt - as my profile on my sidebar says, I like just about everything! Brights, pastels, reproductions, thirties, Kaffe, Amy Butler, modern, Kansas Troubles, Thimbleberries, Asian, Art Quilts, applique, piecing, paper piecing, hand quilting, machine quilting, ric rac, beads, buttons, yo yo's, you name it! Seriously, there are very few types of quilts I DON'T like. There may be types I don't MAKE, but not many I don't LIKE. So partner - please feel free to do whatever moves you and I am sure i will love it. I did add a bunch of photos to my favorites on flickr - but really, I just like everything!

Well, DH and I are back to work tomorrow after a week's vacation - ugh! I really could use another week!

Have a pieceful day!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Here is another quilt I finished recently. This was a UFO and I finished it for my niece as a graduation quilt. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture before I gave it to her (do you see a pattern here LOL!) so all I have is the pictures she took and emailed me. Since she was by herself in her dorm room with no one to hold it there is no full size view.

I tried sewing the binding on completely by machine and was pretty pleased with the results. I also tried something new (for me) - instead of a label - which I am very bad about doing- I stitched the info onto the binding with the alphabet feature on my machine. I have to work on the mechanics of this but I was very happy with the way it turned out!

Have a pieceful day!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

A finish!

I have been doing some quilting even if I haven't been posting! Here is one of the things I've been working on - a baby quilt for my first great niece Ella. My nephew and his wife are stationed in Okinawa Japan so my sister-in-law (the proud grandma) hand delivered the quilt for me. The center is a hand embroidered paper doll and surrounding it are hand embroidered doll dresses. This was a lot of fun to make!
Some of the other things I've been working on are my Gail Pan BOM blocks (all caught up!) a graduation signature quilt for DD (not done yet!) and another baby quilt. Pics of all of those are coming soon.

I also just joined the Doll Quilt Swap 7 so I started loading a lot of pics to my flickr account - same name - piecefulchaos - there are more pics of the embroidery on Ella's quilt posted there.

Have a pieceful day!