Monday, August 10, 2009

I have been having fun with my DQS7 ideas and have almost made 2 quilts.

My original idea (before getting my partners info) was a scene from my window. I wanted to include the mountains, a patchwork sky and a bunch of brightly colored flowers. I really really want to try the quilting in the details method that is becoming so popular with the flowers.

Here is a pic before quilting and binding...
DQS7 Flowers

Then I got my partner info and was super excited that she liked all the same fabric types and colors that I did, but she was not big on scenic quilts. So I saw a picture of a fun 'star' shaped table topper and modified it to include themes and fabrics my partner would like. It turned out really cute and forced me to cut into some of my favorite fat quarters (something I have been dreading). It is really cute and still needs bound and the gnome faces added...
DQS7 Gnomes

I have also been working on the binding of my Father-in-law's golf quilt and should have that finished in a couple days.

I also participated in the Mini Quilt in a Bag Round 4 on flickr. Jessie from Tiny House sent me a charm pack of Moda's Wonderfland by Momo and this is what I made her...
MQiaB #4 Front for Tiny House
and the back...
MQiaB #4 Back for Tiny House

I sent her a Moda's Swell charm pack and this is what she made me!
Mini Quilt in a Bag Swap
and the back...
Mini Quilt in a Bag Swap
and it came in the cutest little bag!
Mini Quilt in a Bag Swap

Of course, I have been continuing to crank out Bee blocks, including...

July's Sweet Dream Quilting bee blocks for Julie Antinucci
Julie's Block July 2009 #1
Julie's Block July 2009 #2

For Rachel in the August Sweet Dream Quilting Bee
Sweet Dreams Quilting Bee August
Sweet Dreams Quilting Bee August 2009 002

Wonky Stars for Melissa in the August Stash Busting Bee
Stash Busting Bee August 2009

So now I really need to go work on binding and finishing my Doll Quilt Swap #7 quilt so I can mail it soon.

1 comment:

Erin said...

They are all stunning! Your partner is going to flip when they open their quilt in the mail!!! I had teh same issue doing my DQS7 - I had to cut into fat quarets that I had been saving but seeing the quilt come together I am so glad that I did! :)