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!