Saturday, June 25, 2011

Another HST project and another trade

Oh, look at what I got in the mail this week!!  These lovely fabrics were in trade for a Bargello book.  I just absolutely love them!!  And was surprised that the blue one was 1/2 yard cut!!  With the wonderful success of that trade, I think I'm going to try another trade.  I have the pattern from the Baltimore  album quilt from Garden City Gateworks  This set contains 101 - 112 plus the floral vine border.  All 13 patterns for 3 fat quarters of your choosing.  Here's a picture of the top that I have completed (oops never took a picture of the full completed top, but you get the idea).  I do tend to number my applique pieces so there will be numbering on the patterns, but they are all perfectly usable.  Here's a picture of the patterns that I have (picture does not include the vine pattern, but it's there).  Leave a comment if you would like to trade and I'll send you information privately.

And that's not all I got in the mail this week.  I won my second giveaway!!  This is from 100 Quilts for Kids those fabrics are just too fun!!  But it is a great cause trying to raise 100 quilts for kids by mid Oct.  I also read on one of the groups that project Linus and Quilts for Kids are in need of boy quilts.  Those girl quilts are cute and fun to make, but the boys need some cuddle time too!  If you have a chance and some extra scraps you may want to give it a try.

And  I did start a new project.  I know I am suppose to be quilting the Baltimore Album, but ugh, just not quite in the mood for that right now .  Another HST project. I saw this gorgeous quilt on Kati from the blue chair.  Here's the pattern from Lily's Quilts.   I love this pattern.  I have one block sewn together.  It's a big block, I used 3.5 in HST (unfiinished) so it's an 18 in block.  16 of those blocks will make a nice size quilt! 


I started quilting the Baltimore Album.  Honestly I had no idea how I was going to do it.  I know I wanted feather fill around the applique and some loose sort of McTavishing in between the applique.  I just got tired of not quilting it, so I jumped in - marked a few feather veins and went for it.  How terrifying!!!  But I think it's a good start.  Why are those first few stitches always the hardest???

9 comments:

  1. I love the fabrics you received in your trade! Oh, a Baltimore Album is beyond me - I just love them, but my applique is limited - we have to know our limits. I have way to much on my plate or I would join you in the HST block.

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  2. the fabrics in the hst block look wonderful!!

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  3. Your quilting is beautiful. Your finished quilt will be spectacular.

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  4. I love that block. The way you did it gives it such movement.

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  5. Love your 1/2 square block/quilt. Your quilting is beautiful on the Baltimore quilt. You do beautiful work.

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  6. I'm glad you liked the fabrics. It is always hard to know what someone else might like (or dislike). I thought that 2 FQ was a little light on trade for the book, so figured the 1/2 yd piece was a bargain. Have fun with them! And thanks for the book!! Sarah

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  7. Oh look what a wonderful set of blocks you made - are you on flickr and could add them to my group page? If not, please let me know how you progress on this - wonderful!

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  8. Your quilting is wonderful - I love those feathers! But what is Mctavishing?

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  9. Just popped over from the Stashbusters group to see your quilting - WOWZER!! I'm just getting to grips with feathers myself - these are STUNNING!! Keep up the great work :)

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