Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Churn Dash Love

I get carried away with new projects and forget to post 
what I'm currently working on or just finished up. 
Maybe its because it usually takes over an hour to post.
I know, I know if I blogged more often, it would get easier and faster.  
Hopefully I can get to that point this summer when I'm off work. 
 Anyway, I'm starting some new projects so I will stop and bask in my completed projects for a moment.

I showed you the fabulous little doll quilt I received from the Doll Quilt Swap 12, 
but I didn't show you what I made. 

Here are the beginnings

Can you find the word spelled here?

The completed flimsy

Now for a label
I wonder who its for?

Along the way I had some decisions to make. 
I decided what would really be cool, would be to continue the color 
theme and bind each quarter of the quilt in its matching color. 
The red corner in red, the yellow corner in yellow and so on. 
Then I thought, oh no, lots of work with that idea and 
I probably couldn't get it lined up well anyway, 
which would result in failed attempt yuckiness. 

I decided to bind it with the word fabric from the center.

I didn't like it from the start, it was too light and the original idea kept creeping into my mind. 
I took it off and gave idea number one a try. 
To my surprise it worked up perfectly and turned out pretty well.

Ahhh, so much better, don't you think?

Label attached

I have to say I love this little quilt. It was very hard to send it off. 
I don't think I captured my partners tastes, but I hope she loves it anyway.
She still has not received it. I sent it a few days late, 
as it took three trips to the post office to get it sent, long story. 
Let's just say I need to learn more about the options of sending packages, 
and sending outside the U.S.

This is my "side of the barn" photo
The sent and received doll quilts side by side.

Churn Dash Love
18.5 X 18.5

Until next time   : )

Monday, April 9, 2012

Look What I Got!

It's been crazy busy around our home, 
so I haven't posted much, but I want to stop and show you all the
amazing little doll quilt I received from Mona Keegan 
for the Doll Quilt Swap 12 group.
You can find her on flickr as Quilting Cyclist

The Doll Quilt Swap 12 ended today. 
The deadline to mail was today, but I received my quilt a few days ago. 
In fact, it arrived on my porch on Thursday, 
but no one was home and we didn't see the package until Friday.
My husband is home most everyday, but just happened to be gone on the day it arrived. 

We brought it in and hubby cut the box open while it was in my lap, 
I lifted the lid in his direction, 
I was on the backside of the box and couldn't see the quilt, 
as I am in the middle of saying "Am I going to like it" his jaw dropped. 
He says "Yes, you are going to love it. "

And I do, 

I   L O V E  it!

Wouldn't you?  

some close - ups

The idea that someone, a stranger, would create something for me this fabulous, this gorgeous is, well,  overwhelming. I could not take my eyes off of it.  The photos do not capture its beauty.

 Everything about it is beautiful, the color & fabric choices, 
the piecing, the quilting.... 

It truly is a fabulous little quilt.

Thank you mona!   : )