Friday, July 29, 2011

Reverse Applique

Last Saturday we had our monthly BMQG meeting where Pippa taught us her reverse applique technique. Below is what I was able to make during the lesson.
I liked this hand sewing technique and could see myself taking this along with me on trips to have some handwork to do.

I used some of my hand dyed fabrics for this and I think I'll probably make a small wall hanging out of this.  I'll do a bunch of different types of circles in many sizes and colors.  

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Doll Quilt Swap 11

I signed up for the Doll Quilt Swap 11 lottery on Flickr about a month ago.  I was hoping I would get selected, but wasn't sure if I would since it was my first time signing up.  I've been following the group for a little while, admiring the work of so many of the women and their talent.

I was selected to participate and was given a partner that seemed to like a lot of oranges, blues and greens.  The problem for me? Orange is my least favorite color and I only had one orange fabric in my stash.
After digging through my stash, I decided on the above fabrics.  My partner also seemed to like a lot of straight, clean lines, so I decided to do a mini bento box quilt.

Here's what I've come up with so far.  The bottom left three blocks are out of place, but I'll fix that before I sew it together.  I still need to make a few more before I piece the top.  Right now it will measure at 10" x 10".  I'll probably make it 10" x 15" or 15" x 15".  The requirement is that the quilt must be at least 9" x 9" to 18" x 18" or anywhere in between.
I really hope my partner likes it.  She didn't comment on my first post showing the fabric choices.  I'm just going to move forward hoping that she just missed it and really does like it.  

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

And it's Off...

No, I'm not talking about a race, I'm talking about my Moonlit Sky quilt.
Yup, there it is all finished, packaged up and ready to mail out.  I just got back from the post office to send it off to the Lowell Quilt Festival.  In just a few short weeks, this beauty will be hanging on the show floor.  Whoo Hooo. 

I decided to wait to unveil the quilt and its 3000+ crystals until the actual show.  Not buying it?  Okay, you caught me.  I was so excited to finish and get it mailed out by the deadline that I forgot to get a final photo of it.  I promise to get a photo of it at the show.  Promise. 

Onto my next deadline, finishing my Doll Quilt Swap quilt.  But that's another post.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

While I Was Away

I've been quite on the blogging front because I've been head down trying to finish my Moonlit Sky quilt for the Lowell Quilt Festival.  I have to send it out by the end of this week, so I've been working on it any time I have some free time.  Yesterday I finished adding the last of the 3000 Swarovski crystals and added and finished the binding.  All that is left is the hanging sleeve and the label.  I'll post pictures once I'm done.

In the mean time, I thought I'd share the project that i took with me to Georgia and the Bahamas.

I started making some hexi's using a free mini charm pack that I won a while back.  This totally isn't my style, but I thought I'd make this into a wall hanging as a gift for someone else.  I laid out all of the hexagons on the piece of paper behind it and taped them to it as I was sewing it together.  This helped me keep the layout that I wanted without hexi's moving all over the place.

I'll probably put this aside for a bit now and pick it up when it comes time to travel another time.  We shall see.  Maybe I'll bring it with my on our upcoming trip to Paris.