Thursday, July 30, 2009

I like this one!

I think this one has definite possibilities. I've always wanted to try curved piecing; I'll just have to try it out to see if I can do this. I like the Orange Peel pattern; very simple but visually pleasing. I'll have to see how difficult it is to piece with tiny pieces. That is one drawback of making doll quilts: sometimes the pieces get too tiny to work with and the seam allowances become a nightmare. I'll make some templates and see if this is do-able. The other one I've always wanted to try is a New York Beauty style...maybe I'll try that out, too.

Happy Quilting!!


Had a bit of an epiphany while driving today. Yes...I know, I probably shouldn't daydream about quilts while driving on the highway. But you just have to make use of the time you have, if you know what I mean. Now I think I know what I will make for DQS7...just have to decide on the fabrics. I'll play around with EQ later this evening and see if I can draft something do-able. I think it will be fun!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Still Debating...

what to do for the DQS7. My partner was very specific about his/her likes and dislikes. I did break down and buy some "designer" fat quarters today...not sure if I'll use them in this quilt or for some other project. We'll see what I think of them when they arrive. I've never been much of a "trendy" quilter; I tend to be happiest working with colors/fabrics I love - not just because they are by popular designers. In fact, I seem to choose things that are different just because they are different. A bit perverse, I know. But I don't like my quilts to look like I copied someone else. I would like to be original. And there are so many possibilities! Look at all the fabrics and colors and patterns - so many quilts and so little time!

So how about this one? (Playing with EQ5 is so much fun!!)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Getting Started...DQS7

Hmm...where has all the time gone? My last post was about my last swap quilt, DQS6. I really have to get better about that.

I got my partner today after a bit of a wait, so I'm a couple of days behind the others. I did do my internet snooping and have a pretty good idea what my partner will like. Here are my initial ideas from EQ5:

I think I kind of like it. Not sure which I prefer, the random sizes or the more traditional layout. I guess I think about it for a bit; I still have to decide on the fabrics to use. I wanted to use my stash, but after seeing my partner's preferences, I'm not sure the stash will work.

Happy Quilting!!