Saturday, November 15, 2008

October Swap Round-Up

I have just received my the last quilt to finish up October swaps.

Swap Till You Drop October ~ Theme: Halloween
Sent to upstatelisa

Swap-till-you-drop Oct Made for upstatelisa

Received from upstatelisa

Swap Till You Drop October Received from upstatelisa

6"-12" mini quilt trading swap October ~ Theme: Out of the Box (nothing square or rectangle shaped)
Sent to WendyWTN

October Minis

Received from WendyWTN

6"-12" mini quilt trading swap received from WendyWTN

The month of October was really fun to work on. Since then, as you know I've completed my quiltie for Doll Quilt Swap. I will post more about that when I do the Sent ~ Received roundup.

For November I am only in the Swap Till You Drop 2 colour swap. I have already received mine from tlhcrawford very fun blue and white 30's prints, but she hasn't received mine yet. When she does I'll write more about it.

I've also joined the Mini Quilt in A Bag swap. What you do is fill a ziploc with fabrics and trims and send it to your partner. They take what you've sent them, and maybe add a bit, and make you a little quilt using your fabrics and send you the finished product. The good news is the deadline is January 26th, which won't be hard to remember because it's year 1 wedding anniversary. And it means I can get Christmas gifts done first. It will be fun to see what Kathleen does with this...

Mini Quilt In a Bag Sent

Till next time. I haven't forgot about my Christmas gift post, I'm waiting till I have more to show.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Busy Bee

Still plugging away on my projects. My next post will have some progress shots. Trying to stay away from as much computer as possible.

DQS5 Done

My Doll Quilt Swap 5 quiltie and it's twin. Ready to mail out to a secret person.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

It’s that time of year again...

I’m starting to feel overwhelmed by the amount of things I need to complete for/before Christmas. I figured if I write it down, it might occur to me that I need to kick it up a notch on the productivity side.
Here is my current to do.

~October 6”-12” mini – Need to cut, piece, quilt, label, bind, package, mail.

~October Swap Till You Drop- Need to package, mail.

~Doll Quilt Swap 5 – Need to cut, piece, quilt , label, bind, package, mail.

~November swaps (I shouldn’t even sign up for these but I know I will).

~Black& White Quilt - Needs back pieced, quilted, label made, binding.

~Nintendo Quilt - Needs 8 more blocks cross stitched, top pieced, quilted, label, binding.

~Table runner - Needs hand quilting and label. (see sneak peek photo below).

~Table runner - Need to decide pattern, pieced, quilted, binding, label.

~Ornaments for friends – decide what to do and do it.

~Baby Quilt 1- Needs rows sewn, quilted, label, binding.

~Baby Quilt 2 - Need to decide pattern, cut, piece, quilt, bind, label.

Did I mention that I want to be finished before December 1st so I can enjoy the month? haha

Anyone else in this boat?

Here is a picture of one of table runners.

Christmas Sneak Peek

The fabric is It’s Snowing Charm Pack from Moda. Purchased from The binding which you can't really see in this photo is from the same line from the Fat Quarter Shop. The other table runner I will be making is from the Moda Peace on Earth also from crazyquiltgirl. The Peace on Earth charm pack is beautiful.

Friday, October 10, 2008


I've started joining swaps on Flickr. It all started when I noticed what was going on at the Doll Quilt Swap. I had to get involved. But the sign up had already closed for DQS4 so I waited patiently for DQS5 and signed up right away.

In the mean time I joined two more groups. Swap Till You Drop and 6"-12" mini quilt trading swap. After planning my designs and jumping in with so much enthusiasm, I think I may be hooked.

Swap Till You Drop September theme: Hearts
This is the quilt I made for Swap Till You Drop for quiltinkimmie.

Swap Till You Drop - Sept Hearts

And this is the lovely I received! Very pretty. The flower blocks were fussy cut from the same fabric. And I love the striped binding.

Swap Till You Drop September Received

Then I got smart and realized how sad it is to send away little quilt babies, so for the 6"-12" mini quilt trading swap I decided to make twins. This way I could send away my quilt baby without being sad that I would never see it again.

6"-12" mini quilt trading swap September theme: Quilter's Choice
This is the quilt I made for sew-do-i


And this is the rainbow wonder I received from her. I love flying geese blocks and colour. Couldn’t be more perfect.


I’ve signed up for October in both of these groups. Theme is 'Halloween' for Swap Till You Drop and 'Out-of-the-box' for 6"-12" mini quilt trading swap. I have ideas for both of these but haven’t started cutting yet. I also need to make two of each so I can keep up this twin thing. I may regret this decision.

Oh and the best news is the swap partners are announced for DQS5, a bit of technical difficulties with my first match up, but the swap mama is getting it worked out.

Happy Thanksgiving fellow Canadians!

My next post will be about the many Christmas gifts I am making.
Take care, see you soon!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

It's been a while

It's been a while since I've posted. Lots of things have happened. Got married, went on a cruise...worked on lots of craft project.

I’m not going to start back where I left off. I've been posting on Flickr just not writing anything over here.

I've started working on Christmas gifts. Still not sure what to make for my parents and my new in-laws. I know what I'm making for my sister in-law (M) and husband (Shawn). Quilts! I've got the top made for M's quilt, and just bought tons of embroidery floss for Shawn's Nintendo Quilt. It's going to be a labour of love for sure. He knows about it. So I’m sure expectations are high.

Starting New Project

My friend T is having a baby in September and I just finished a quilt for her. And some super cute bibs from Amy Karol's book Bend the Rules Sewing. It took about an hour to make all three.


Take care, I'll write again soon.