Sunday, February 19, 2012

Just a few things......

Since I haven't finished the quilt for my partner yet for the Fab Little Quilt Swap, I thought I'd show you something else.  (Actually a few "something elses"  lol)  Remember when I was in the Potholder Pass and made these:

Wacky Log Cabin Potholders

Well, look at at the cool ones I got in return:

Pretty potholder package from Sue

They kinda look like I could have made them for myself, huh?  They are SOOOO my taste?  Well, Sue (beachgirlsews) had me for a partner and we've been paired up before, so she is pretty used to what I like and she nailed it on the head with those beauties.  Think they will ever touch a hot pot?  NOT!!  Waaaay too pretty!

Then, we finally voted in the Little Quilt - Sew, Vote, Swap group (I always have to double check the name of that one, I get so confused with all these groups.  Duh!!) so I'm able to show you what I made.  I got the idea from someone's pinterest board.......(e-gads those boards come in handy sometimes).......they were paintings (and I looked them up to give proper credit by Lisa DeJohn,) that I thought would look perfect in fabric.  Here is one of the drawings and the beginning:

And here they are, ready for shipping to a partner yet to be revealed.  (That's the swap where we vote and what you get is a surprise depending on how your quilt fares in the voting....long process and I really can't explain the whole thing now.....)  Anyway, I made a pair of quilts and called them, "Flowers - a pair".  (Another one of my clever names, dontcha know???)

Flowers - A pair

Each was 8 inches by 13 inches on a background of a very dark blue....."midnight" I think in the Kona line.

Then, I have something else in mind I want to try soon, so I searched the web and finally found what I needed and they are sooooo yummy:

Do you know what they are?  18 Hand Dyed fat quarters!!  Beautiful hand dyed fabrics that are sooo gorgeous, you wouldn't believe it!  I want to play and I hope things turn out like I have in my head.  BUT,  before I can do that, I have to finish the swap quilt for my partner and I'm telling you, this one is taking an age.  I sure hope she likes it when it's done.  You'll see soon..........probably next time!!  Until then, have a great week!!!  Spring is on it's way!!


2ne said...

Wow, you are so coloursfull :-)

Debra ~ Outback Crafter said...

HI Carol
You are right about those pot holders. Are you sure you didn't make them for yourself? And those flowers are great. I can see them on the wall in the resort we holiday at. Striking and demanding their own space.
Well done. I love the freshness you bring into my day.

Amy Friend said...

Darn, I didn't know you had been paired up before. I try to avoid that but something told me that she'd sew something you liked...and she did!

Mimi said...

Beautiful applique - very dramatic and eye catching!!

Annie said...

I ran for my sunglasses! I love the potholders, the ones you made and the ones you received. Cool quilt pair too.

I sure am anxious to see your fab quilt all finished AND to see what you have in mind with all those hand dyeds (dyeds?-is that a word?)

Dianne said...

These are fabulous Carol as is the name!!!

scooters said...

Different designs and fabulous color combination are look so nice.Color combination are so attractive.So it look so beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I love how you always use such bright colors. Beautiful!