Monday, May 05, 2008

Spring Quilt Swap

This is the newest quilt I made for the Four Seasons Quilt Swap. I love it. I found the inspiration in a vintage (60's? 70's?) craft book. I sketched out what I wanted, chose the fabric and then used freezer paper to make the pattern and fusible web to iron it down to the backing fabric. Then I machine quilted it and embellished it with beads and buttons. Cute, right? I had a lot of fun making it. I never used applique before but this technique was really easy. I don't think I can participate in any more swaps though. I barely have any time to do any sewing and with swaps I have no time to do my own projects. I love the challenge of it and the deadline does force me to make time for crafting. I just need a break to complete a handful of projects for the summer and fall. Thanks for the fun though!
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hooli said...

It has arrived and it is amazing. Thank you so much for the obvious time and energy you put into this little piece of art. I love it, seriously love it. I've been coveting it ever since I saw it posted to flikr. Seriously I am so happy to hang it in my home. Thank you!
I'm sad to hear you won't be in the swap this next go around. You're talent will be missed. But, I understand. Believe me, I understand.

fiona said...

nooooooo you cant stop now!i just put you down as a request for the next swap!i love your spring quilt truly amazing!

nkd said...

Wow! I can't believe someone put ME down as a request! That's possibly the most flattering thing that has happened to me in a LONG time! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Perhaps I'll sign up again for fall-- I just really want to make this summer picnic blanket!