Wednesday, July 9, 2008

See! I have gotten some sewing done

I have gotten my last two blocks for last year's shop hop finished. The tree uses English Paper Piecing and they supplied the little hexagons but I didn't like the stiffer paper as well as regular printer paper so I will continue just printing them and cutting them out myself if I do any more. I am not a huge fan of doing EPP but you do get nice results.

This little sailboat is cute but not my favorite pattern. I really don't like appliquéing those triangle points. I would much rather paper piece and get a nicer point.

Here is my Four Seasons Quilt Swap Summer Edition. Had fun with the yo-yos and vintage ric-rac (from my mother's boxes). I quilted in the ditch around the fence and then was at a loss for what to do up at the top. I decided on floss flowers in the background. Just need to write on the label and it will be ready to send.

And here is my quilt for the Doll Quilt Swap 4. It also just needs the label written on and it can be mailed.

I also have the first of my mini quilts pieced and I will work on it as time allows but tomorrow will be a bit hectic what with the baby coming and taking care of big brother. It will be interesting to see his reaction to the new baby since he is just two and a half and though he understands that there is a baby in mommy's tummy he doesn't seem to get that it will be coming out soon.

Thanks to my daughter and son-in-law for the pictures as I didn't bring my camera with me since both they and my son have much nicer cameras and will take plenty of shots of the new baby and the big brother.


Tracy said...

LOVE this zig-zag quilt!!!

ROZ said...

You have been a busy bee! Charming quilts.

Rose Marie said...

Your summer swap quilt is delightful .... love what you did with yo-yo's and rick rac.

Christie said...

I just got the beautiful doll quilt in the mail & I LOVE it! Thanks you so much :-)