Tuesday, September 15, 2009

my mojo is back

well I am much happier this time.. I had no idea what I was going to make for my summer mini quilt swap.. I was blank. The person that I have to make this for is sort of a fibre artist. I have no fibre art skills...but I think my piecing skills are good..so I gave her a little of me.


I took an old fashion pattern "Waves" and thought this was a perfect way to celebrate summer. I grew up on the lake for a short time (Lake St. Clair) and loved it. So first come picking the fabric and then cutting and piecing and ironing



Then it was cutting those lovely little corners off... in building this quilt I realized that I didn't have enough wave fabric.. back to checking out the stash...found something!! WHEW!!

above you can see the fabric that I didn't have enough of all those wonderful waves..the off white fabric has little dots that looks like rain drops hitting the water and then we have those triangle as the waves.

This was all built in a day machine quilting is very simple I think the pattern shows enough movement...but if the receiver wants to quilt more in the water blocks they can.. I will not be offended.. I still am not the best machinequilter. The quilt is 18in square..hope she likes it.. this is summer to me.
I have lots of photos uploaded but don't want to overload the people on dialup so will post more tomorrow...just glad my mojo is back.. now i have to make one more project and then I am not signing up for anything els..nothing!! I have so many projects on the go right now.. as you all know.
Don't forget to check out the side bar Dorothy has now posted her first "Sweet Nostalgia" Block
Quilt on ladies and gents and thanks so much for visiting.. I am going to Sew Sisters for their 29 % off birthday sale.






17 comments:

  1. Just beautiful!!!! I'm sure your swap partner will be thrilled! It says summer and ocean and blue skies to me. Great job!

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  2. It turned out wonderful, your partner is gonna love it!!

    Crispy

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  3. It turned out wonderful, your partner is gonna love it!!

    Crispy

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  4. It is beautiful. I am doing some paper piecing for the swap as well. I think that if your partner is a fibre artist she would appreciate a quilt that she wouldn't make for herself. I know I would.

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous, Deb! How could anyone not appreciate the work and thought that went into creating this mini.

    Super job!

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  6. It's gorgeous

    love and hugs Gina xxx

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  7. Have fun at the sale! I wanted to go but - not easy. So I'll have to go online and buy something instead! ;-)

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  8. Beautiful... your swap partner will be thrilled to get it.

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  9. What a beautiful quilt, you partner is going to love it for sure.

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  10. Blue, my fav. Will you show us what you got at Sew Sisters?

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  11. Have fun at the sale! now if only they had waited for a few weeks to have it......

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  12. I love the comments on why you picked the fabric and what the pattern means to you and why you picked it. Your piecing is wonderful. I'm with you though machine quilting is not my cup of tea either. LOL Another great mini!

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  13. It is just beautiful, and your stitching is just wonderful!
    Micki

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  14. What a fantastic little quilt. Great job.

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  15. Love the mini, Debra! It definitely says summer and lake to me!

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  16. Awesome little quilt! Love it! 8-)

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  17. What a wonderful little quilt! And I can't believe you put it together so quickly. Beautiful work!

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