Thursday, August 11, 2011

Tiny bear paws...almost done

Lots of little stitches! Just about finished with the piecing, then to put the blocks together with the sashing. I'm very pleased with how it is coming together.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Catchin' Up!

That's the goal of the next week or so...the end of the school year and early summer are always the busiest time of the year at my house. Next year will be even worse with a high school graduation to add into the mix. (Not even thinking about that one yet...) Anyway, I hope to do some catching up on things I enjoy, but have to set aside when family activities call.

So here is a much overdue blog post.

My last post was about DQS10. As usual, I stalked my partner and came up with a multitude of quilt ideas. I only wish I had time to make all of them into real quilts. After much deliberation, here is the quilt I made:

I had been wanting to make a Wedding Ring quilt for a very long time, but wanted to try to make it more modern looking. I decided on this setting which looks like a chain. I was very happy with how it turned out. I think my partner liked it, too. I have some other ideas I'd like to try with variations on the wedding ring pattern. Maybe someday...

And here is the fabulous little quiltlet I received:

I just love the colors and the much fun to look at. It is currently hanging on the wall in my sewing room where I can see it when I sew. It was made by Tina (aka needles-n-notions). And she kindly sent some very fun little extras, too!

I just love my growing collection of doll quilts! I've had so much fun swapping with other quilters around the world!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Ten - I'm in!

So happy and excited to be chosen for DQS10! I got my partner's info and I've been happily lurking about the web, trying to decide on the perfect quilt to make.

Off we go - another adventure in quilting!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Well, another year over...

And a new one just begun (love that song!)

Anyway, here I am on the first day of a new year (again). Just looking backing over the past year and my blog posts...I really didn't have the year I had hoped. And I'm an awful blogger.

So, while I don't make resolutions, I am resolved to do better this year! It is always good to be hopeful and optimistic :D

I did not get to quilt as much as I would have liked last year. And that makes me very sad. Sure, life is busy. So many things to do, so many obligations and chores. It is hard to keep up with them all. However, life is short. And spending time doing what you love is sweet. So I am going to make more things because I want to, because they make me happy. I may not take as many commissions for various things - I hope people understand.

I started today by putting my name in for DQS10...hope I get in. I LOVE doing that swap! I haven't posted many quilty photos on my flickr stream, especially at toward end of the year.

Hello 2011! Here's to a year with lots of quilting!