Finally, things are arriving at their destinations so I can show you some stuff!
For the QT swap our theme for April/May was "ticker tape quilts". Now, I really do know the ins and outs of a normal ticker tape quilt, but if you know me, you MUST realize that I HAD to do something a bit "out of the box". What can I say? Me, normal? Nah! I had a plan in mind right from the beginning. I did not do it in the normal manner of just sewing pieces onto the sandwiched fabrics, but fused pieces to a front piece just as I would for a normal applique quilt. (Call me a cheater!!)
Do you see where this is going? I wanted to do a flower scene. Cutting all those teeny bits and pieces to fit was no picnic, believe me! Thankfully, after I was all done, it looked just as I had imagined.
I did get a normal ticker tape quilt in return though. Karin, from Sweden sent me this beauty:
She really did her homework and discovered my love of red and white together. Aren't those free motion dog bones just the sweetest? She must know about my, Toby too, huh? I bet!
Then, we finally voted in the Little Quilt, Sew-Vote-Swap group. This was round 4 and I think there were more entries than ever before. I made mine a long time ago. Someone mentioned that she thought it looked like a bunch of boobs and ever since then, that's all I see when I look at it. lol I'm really glad I'll be sending it off to "who knows who" soon so I won't see them anymore. See what you think:
I have been making a few more pincushions..........here's one I came up with outside of my norm:
It looks a bit Asian to me. Perhaps I was inspired by those Asian bitty blocks I made awhile ago, who knows? I'm happy to report that it has a new home already! My friend, Shirley, fell in love with it so it's now with her! I sure hope she's using it and not putting it in a drawer somewhere. lol
So, that's the news. I have a project to do for my LQS so I'll be working on that. It's going to be a surprise for the Moda club at the end of May. Then too, I want to do another pincushion for my swap partner. It's a long story and after I send it all out I will tell you the theme and my thoughts on what I did. I hope it's as much of a hit as I hope! I will show you both of the pincushions for her next time. Until then, have a great weekend and have fun!!!