Friday, January 21, 2011

Mailbox Surprise!

Today I received my first Aussie Swap Block from Beth D., in QLD, Australia! I was so excited when I saw the package. I love the colors and the card- thank you so much, Beth. 

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"Say Please" Quilt Top

I have been given'r like crazy trying to finish a project that is quilted but unbound for next week's Binding Basics class. I made this table topper out of a charm pack and three extra fat quarters. I just love Pure by Sweetwater for Moda- especially the argyle prints.

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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Today's Forecast: BLIZZARD!

..."Seriously, I am not going outside!" I have spent most of today working on my Orange Peel and Aussie Block Swap.  

 My swap partner for January is Cathy and she requested a surprise block of harvest colors or purples. I ended up botching the harvest block. I tried to remake it twice and in the end I didn't have any more harvest-colored fabric left. It was a very frustrating morning but with a 1/2 a pot of coffee I got back on track. So Cathy- you are getting a purple block!!!  

It seems a tad bit darker than it really is.

For my Orange Peel, I am having a hard time deciding what color binding to go with. Should I stick with the same teal as the outer border or go with the inner black border color? 

Bye for now,