Monday, May 12, 2008

4 Seasons Spring Quilt Swap

My quilt arrived on Saturday from Leah ( in Australia. It's a lovely applique flowerpot and is handquilted with echo quilting! It is lovely and will look great with the others that I am collecting for my miniature wall in the family room. She also sent some fabric with acacia plant on it. She tells me that this is the first plant to bloom in the Australian spring. It is really a small world because I had this plant in my front yard in my Florida home!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Quilt Show

I went to a quilt show in Denver today and it was great fun! I actually got to see my first Baby Jane and boy am I motivated to start now! There were a lot of art quilts there - more so than traditional. I took a few photos of some that I really liked & of course I went by to study Jane twice! I didn't do too bad as far as purchases are concerned. Some lovely hand dyed merino from Cheryl Oberle to make a gorgeous shawl that she has posted on her website www. under "favorite things". She sells the merino on her site - it is so soft! I also bought a "few" fat quarters to add to my Civil War repros so I can start my own Dear Jane journey!

Friday, May 2, 2008

4 Seasons Quilt Swap

Well, the semester is coming to a close and I am finally coming up for air! I can't believe I haven't posted for over a month. I have been busy with little projects though. I just put the label on my little quilt for the 4 seasons quilt swap. The only hint I can give is that it has a bit of a journey before it gets to it's new owner & I sure hope she likes it. This little basket quilt is made from a pattern that I had from a 2006 copy of a Quilter's Newsletter Magazine's Scrap Quilting edition. The pattern is by Gwen Marston and is one that I have wanted to make for a long while. Gwen's version is subdued with mainly solid fabrics. Mine is a bit louder because I chose the floral for the background. honestly it turned out a bit louder than I intended! It is far from perfect and is the first time I've made basket blocks. They were fun but quite tedious with 19 pieces per block. My points definitely leave something to be desired!