Saturday, March 10, 2012

swaps and this and that...

i have been busy, busy.....working and sewing.  It is Big 12 basketball week and being in the parking business in downtown kansas city means i have been busy.  how great it is to see the mass of humanity descend on the city, it is fantastic.  really cuts into my sewing time!

i have once again, against my more intelligent inner voice, joined my two favorite flickr swaps, for the love of solids 2 and the doll quilt swap 12.  both are almost at an end so i will soon be swap less again which is my current goal.  time to get started on those three christmas quilts i want to get done.

this is my main item for floss 2 and my first ever pillow cover.  i will be making more pillows.  it turned out quite nice i think

for the doll quilt swap 12 we had certain blocks that we were allowed to choose from to make our doll quilts.  the quilts are very small of course, and  must contain at least 6 blocks.  We could choose drunkards path, which you would think would be my choice, log cabin, churn dash....etc.  i chose to make these.  more on this later!

i made this quilt  several years ago from a quilting magazine love the fabric but would not be my chosen pattern today.  the fabulous angela quilted it for me and my great niece chloe got it for christmas.  from the scraps of this quilt came this quilt...

i like this one much better for some reason!!!  it will go on the quilter today so i can get it finished up.  it is going to a friends first female grandchild.  I do love this one.  hope the quilting turns out well...we shall see!

i bought this backing fabric for less than $5 a yard.  i get excited when i get fabulous quilting fabric for less than $5 a yard!  especially when it is such a fabulous purple.

Hope you have a great weekend sewing.

Sharon...hope you like the mug rug!  Forgot to take a photo before the kcmqg meeting!