Sunday, November 9, 2008

A quilting we will go...

So I've started finishing the quilts from the Lap Quilt Swap... I've convinced my Hubby to let me join the next round. Well let me clarify that... I've convinced him that it will be worth the money I'll be spending... the two or three(haven't decided how many I'll do) quilts I'll get out of this round will be birthday gifts for my nieces. With finances so tight lately, we're both sure to discuss any extra spending... Anything to keep the marriage wheel rolling! Anyway, back to the quilts...

Sadly, we had a flaker in the last round; meaning I sent her my fabrics and she sent me hers, I made her a square and mailed it back to her and she did not. But it's on a grander scale than just that... she did this to every participant. 33 quilt squares not made and returned... OY! I was only in two groups so I was out two squares. Fortunately I had enough scraps to easily make these...

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For my daughter's quilt.

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For my son's quilt. I entered this swap knowing that these would be for Christmas... Despite their being right there in the next room while I'm sewing, I don't think they have a clue... =D Weekends are the only time I get to sew, and also the only time the kids are really allowed to watch TV. PBS is a beautiful thing!!!

After completing these I collected all the squares for the quilts and started to construct the tops...

Three Quilts

I started with the bright quilt from my first round. I figured that this would be my practice quilt... It's sooooo not perfect, but I love it just the same.

Holy Busy Quilt Batman!

Apparently, so does my daughter...

She wanted to help.

She looks rather smitten if you ask me. The corners don't match up and I had to fudge a few seams. I'm just not one of those "precision quilters." Oh well, even my son said that it was "really lovely" without being prompted to do so... =D

Craft On All!

5 comments:

ziarah said...

Found your blog through the RAK group on Ravelry - these quilts look awesome! I especially like the last one (the one that your daughter is looking at in the last picture). The "stars" on it makes it look really complicated (and it probably is too).

I really admire people who have the patience and precision to do quilting - my mother has done some quilts as well - one of them is my bed cover (is that even a word in English? It lays on top of my bed during day time when I'm not using the bed).

audreypawdrey said...

I love how your quilts are coming along from the quilt swap! I just found your blog but I am going to add it to my reader.:) It definitely stinks about the whole flaker situation.

Christina said...

I think it is beautiful, and I'm sorry about what happened to you. That is why I have hesatated to do one of those. I did do a block swap and that was fun. I think I'll add your blog to my roll, your very creative.

craftyshanna said...

Your daughter's quilt is fabulous! I love it!!!

Found you thru Ravelry

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is stunning! I wish I could sew - but have to rely on my best friend's Mom to do my quilting. She gave us one for Christmas one year and I just love it!

Have a great weekend!

- from, your Spoiler.