I have to show this lovely piece first. The lovely Danette of The Quilting Chemist sent me this wonderful quiltlet as the 'Father's Day' season (Aussie) of the 12" Mini Swap. Since that title didn't fit, I left the option to my swapmate to chose a theme. She sweetly toured my blog and chose things that I love. Flowers, and Birds, embellishments, and stitching all into this little special quilt. A cute gingerbread ornie pattern, table runner quickie, and sweet card with a red tabby that looks like my Bella. How thoughtful. Thank you Danette.
This was the mini I made for my partner, Linda of Sew Nicely in Ireland. I took a look thru her blog to piece together things that were special to her and family. The beach, lighthouses, fishing, and boating. Walks along the coastline (they just lost their faithful companion Barney) looking for seashells and special stones. The striped binding reminded me of the many flags you see on boats and along the water markers.
And the last Tetris block of Melissa's fun quilt along. I really enjoyed this and it was so doable - a block a week. Although I used 2.5" squares - so my blocks were smaller thus needing something more to make a nice size quilt...........
I wanted it to look like a colorful game board - 42" x 60" - a fun child's quilt. Now to find some backing and get this quilted.
All my blocks are made for the Dump Quilt Challenge. These are so fun, check Beth's tutorial and join the challenge. I hope to have these into a flimsie by this weekend.
This was the 'monster' under my tiny machine last post. This is my entry into the Scrap Quilt Challenge at Fabrics N Quilts. It is 72" square, paper pieced scrap strips with Kona Black for the Roman Stripe blocks, set as stars. I used Connecting Threads PRO thread for the top - Plum, Lime Green, Robin Blue - their Egyptian Cotton for the bottom thread in the Plum. The backing as an RJR fabric called 'Witchy Poo' - I fell in love with this! And I used an orphan HST for the label. Binding is a black with tiny red and green dot called 'Basically Beautiful' by Maywood Studio.
And then we go back to small again. This is the doll/quilt that I made for my partner Miki . Our monthly theme was 'Sunny & Warm' and sunflowers just speak that to me. I tried a lot of new techniques with this piece. This swap is part of Monthly Doll Quilt Swap group and we are always accepting new members.
The Bowls with Borders Blog Hop continues until the 28th - I hope you are enjoying all the inspiration that is coming from this one pattern.
Please check the updates on the Traveling Stash - boxes are moving fast, so be on top of it.
http://quiltinggallery.com/quilters-fun/quilters-blog-hop-party/ starts this Sunday. If you wish to participate with your blog, get registered. I will be sitting this one out as I will be away a few days.
"Whilst August yet wears her golden crown,
Ripening fields lush- bright with promise;
Summer waxes long, then wanes, quietly passing
Her fading green glory on to riotous Autumn."
- Michelle L. Thieme, August's Crown