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!
36 year old mother to 6 1/2 year old Talia, 3 yr old Alex, and 7 month old Shayna. I retired from Pediatric Intensive Care Nursing in 2007. My family moved from Philadelphia to Madison, Wisconsin in July 07. I love to craft, quilt, cook and read. Spending time with my kids is ok too! In the last few years I've gotten into green living by trying to eat local, compost, cloth diaper and garden. As a family we are enjoying exploring Madison and transitioning from being East Coast people to Midwesterners. (Updated 09/10)