Wednesday, May 25, 2016

WIP Wednesday

I can't remember the last time I posted a work in progress photo, on a Wednesday no less! Here is the table runner that I've been working on. I just finished piecing the top today. It needs to be trimmed to a rectangle and I'm considering adding a bit of a white border around it. I plan on trying a new binding on this one - the flanged binding that Lorna, from Sew Fresh Quilts, uses, and I think having the white border will help that pop a bit.

The colors in this photo aren't very accurate. The blues look good but that lemongrass color is definitely off. But I really like how this is turning out.  Linking up to any of these parties.

Friday, May 20, 2016

My First Swap

I like making quilts and wallhangings for others but swaps have always intimidated me. They seem to have a higher expectation than just a gift, at least that's my perception. When my local guild decided to partner with the Vegas MQG for a mini swap I knew it was time for me to take the leap. This was a mystery swap so I was given the quilter's name and a few likes/dislikes and that was it. Not a whole lot to go on so I stalked her instagram feed and her blog. This is what I came up with.

The colors in this photo are a bit off but I had forgotten to take a good photo of it until I was already at my guild meeting handing it over. The quilts will be mailed out on June 1st.  I liked the idea of a paper pieced medallion center and even paper pieced the tiny pinwheels. I quilted it using white Aurifil and variegated King Tut threads. It measures 17" square. I hope my swap partner likes it!

This project is also one of my 2nd quarter finishes for the 2016 Finish Along.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

May Stash Bee

We're almost halfway through the Stash Bee year.  Here is my May block that will be heading across the pond to Gina in Wales.

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