Thursday, August 4, 2011

getting (and giving) presents.

I received a package in the mail from Elizabeth (QuiltyGirl2) for the Sewn Spaces Needlebook swap.  Either she's psychic or I did a great job on my survey, because she was dead on

The basket and needle book are absolutely beautiful and I'm seriously drooling over the Little Apples charm pack.  I'm going to be spending a good part of my day today searching for the perfect quilt pattern for this line!  So far I'm loving this and this, but I think I'm leaning toward a version of this

I've been working on several gifts as well.  I'm still plugging away at my MMM Swap projects.  My partner gave me virtually - no, literally - no information about herself.  I've been going off of the five or six favorites she finally added to her profile and some pictures in her photostream.  So frustrating.  But, being the perfectionist I am, I'm driving myself nuts trying to make sure that she will like what I've put together for her.

mmm peek

This is slowing becoming a wall hanging.  I am really enjoying the Japanese x and + pattern and will probably be doing a version of this for my home at some point as well.  The wall hanging is ready for binding now, and I'll be sharing photos of the finished product soon.

It's quite a year for babies as well.  So far I know of three couples that are all expecting their first, and I'm sure I will find out about more when I return to school in the fall.  I have a few plans for various baby quilts, of course.  I'm loving this pattern, which I'm playing around with using my Wee Folks charm pack.  I've also been working on this...

monkey baby quilt

I'm not sure what line this is.  It's actually a fat quarter stack that I picked up at Joann Fabrics because I thought it would make an adorable baby quilt.  The pattern is my own design and I'm completely smitten.  I will definitely use this pattern over and over again.

I randomly pieced the leftovers for the quilt back.

monkey baby quilt back

No rhyme or reason to this, I just played.  And I love the result.  And I loved the process.  I will definitely do this again and again!

Ready for quilting and binding...I have a busy last few weeks of summer vacation ahead of me! :)

1 comment:

  1. I love little apples! I'm thinking of get a fat quarter set of sherbet pips and little apples and hoping that Aneela comes out with 2 more lines and do a seasonal quilt. .

    Great choices on quilts!