Thursday, September 10, 2009

Friendship Bag Swap 2009

How cute is this?

I took part in a Friendship Bag Swap by Quilting Gallery. The pattern was so simple... thanks to the great tutorial @ p.s. i quilt you can make this in an evening. I ended up making one as a trial which is now the home of a beanie baby or two in my daughter's room. I had never tried free motion quilting before, but I think with practice it could be really fun.
My secret partner was Jen over @ Miss. Punkie Pie. I know she loved it... she told me so! I used some "scrappy" strips I had and the bag turned out really great. I added a decoupaged picture frame, a covered sketch book, and some extra strips for her stash.

Next up, Quilting Gallery is hosting a Christmas Swap featuring Inchie Ornament. Nadine Ruggles @ DreamWeaverQuilts has shared her love of Inchie Quilts with a simplistic tutorial for making these ornaments. I have never made one of these super mini quilts so this will something new for me... wish me luck! I have a feeling these may be very addictive!!!

Spirit Jump Quilt Squares

If you are a crafter or just a person with a BIG heart, check out the group Spirit Jump.

They are an amazing bunch of caring people who FLOOD cancer and other ill people with small gifts, cards, and tokens of love to lift their spirits during their treatments and recovery.

Recently I sent in a bunch of squares to be put into a quilt for a woman struggling with cancer. Since the quilt is a surprise, I will not give any more details but to say she is loved beyond measure by this group... I will post the finished project and the recipient when I get the OK.

Another Quilting Bee 1: August Blocks

Do you love my light box?

I will finish this post tomorrow... I am tired.

Another Quilting Bee 1: July Blocks

July is/was my month for Another Quilting Bee 1! WOOHOO!!! I had made a slew of 9 patch blocks for a 6 month LQS block exchange (look back here) that have been sitting peacefully in a bin, waiting to be needed. I sent out each quilter, including myself, some greens, one flower print, and a white. I asked that the sewers NOT add color, but said they could add greens. In the final quilt there will be 12 sets of 9 patch blocks that work with each set from the group. I made it quilter's choice for patten, but requested either 6.5" or 12.5" blocks.

These women are amazingly creative and the blocks I received were more then I could have ever dreamed. I can't wait to share then with you... but I am posting the blocks I made. The first is 12.5" and the other three are 6.5". The third picture is of the back of one of the small "garbage" blocks. So many seems to press... ugh!

They were fun to make... looking at the fabric as if it was to be sent to someone else and then getting to keep the blocks.

Another Quilting Bee 1: June Blocks

So I am WAY behind on my blog... oh boy am I behind!

Here are the blocks I made for Another Quilting Bee 1 back in June. JMBMommy made this amazing tree for the center of her quilt. She wanted to use black as a background color rather than white. You should go look as some of the blocks she received... they really were great. She has yet to post a finished quilt, BUT if you stop by her blog, there is a cute picture of her new little baby girl! Congrats my friend!