Saturday, March 29, 2008

Doll Quilt Swap

I just realized I forgot to post a picture of the lovely doll quilt that I received in the recent swap I participated in. It's a beautiful pink civil war repro sawtooth star pattern and is hand quilted! The little gem was made for me by Ginger at Ginger was the hostess for the swap and did a lovely job on my quilt.

I've been off of work this past week and have enjoyed it. I didn't get much done on the quilting front though. I have made 6 blocks for the star quilt I'm making for QOV to send to Alycia at If you have a chance check out her blog & see if you can help her in her effort to collect 400 quilts by May for QOV.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Quilts of Valor

Just a quick post about QOV. I live in Colorado Springs and come in contact with quite a few people in the military. Also, many of my students are military wives whose husbands are in Iraq or have been to Iraq. Anyway, there is a blogger here in Colorado who dedicates a lot of her quilting to QOV. She is trying to bring 400 quilts to Fort Carson in May for wounded soldiers. I am off next week and am going to make a quilt for her to bring. Can anyone else help? Regardless of how you feel about the war, these soldiers are over there doing their job FOR US. anyway, if you are interested, her blog is

Monday, March 10, 2008

Dear Jane & Doll Quilt Swap II

I mailed my little doll quilt this am. I sure hope the recipient likes it! I managed to make enough 4 patches to make one for myself but haven't made the half square triangle blocks yet. I only thought I would work on both of them at the same time! This little quilt would have looked better hand quilted, but I was out of time and I am still practicing my hand quilting stitch - I hate to send out something that looks bad! I put the binding on in seperate pieces and I will never do that again really didn't care for the end result! Oh time.

I joined the Dear Baby Jane online group and am ashamed to say I am already behind! I was sure I could manage two blocks a week. Anyway, I 'll have to try and catch up this week.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Doll Quilt Swap

I finished my quilt top today for the doll quilt swap. I love how it turned out and would hate to let it go, but I made enough four patches to make one for me. I don't have enough of the blue and pink to use those fabrics on mine, but I'm sure there's something in my stash of Civil War repros that will work! I would love to hand quilt it , but I've been practicing and I don't think my hand quilting looks very good. I may just machine quilt this one and keep practicing my hand quilt stitch for the future. I sure love making these little quilts!