Sunday, July 10, 2011

I suck at blogging

I had a few email conversations with Gina in Missouri from the QuiltvilleSwap yahoo group yesterday and she politely reminded me that I haven't posted anything on my blog since March.  ugh!  Thanks for the nudge Gina :)

It's not that I haven't done anything, moreso that I've been so busy and don't think to take too many pictures or post them.

So, first off, I didn't take pictures of that last batch of snow dyeing results.  They turned out alright, but not as vibrant as the first batch.  I think probably because there were 2 yards in each container, therefore, the dye didn't seep in and penetrate as much as it did in the first batch.  They're still pretty and will make great backings for quilts.

Secondly, I finished the baby girl crib quilt for my friend Robbie to give away to a couple she knows for Easter.

Here are some pics.

I free motion quilted the entire center with a butterfly pattern I printed on newsprint (kids doodle pads from the dollar store), spray basted them where I wanted, then stitched through the paper.  Connecting each one with trailing lines to small flowers, to connect to the next.  The border I had a stencil that I used a washable fabric marker to trace, then just free motioned following the lines.

I'm happy with the result and Robbie and the couple she gave it to were very impressed and grateful.

I have all my blocks for RRCB done, including all the part triangle string blocks for the edges and corners.  Unfortunately, finding a place to lay them all out so I can check the arrangement has been an issue.  Guess I'm going to have to use our bed. 

There's a wedding quilt I have all the blocks completed for, from Bonnie Hunter's Pineapple Blossom pattern.  I should take a picture soon.  Once I lay them out so I can figure out the arrangment I like with the sashing and cornerstones, I can put the center together and then the borders.  Again, going to have to use our bed, 2 floors up to do this, then bring it down in sections to sew together.

There are a few other blocks I've played with, some batik pyramids that are just awesome!  They'll make a beautifully bright quilt when I get it done.

Ok, enough for now.  Have to head out with hubby to find him a new bike.

Oh!  and in 7 weeks we're going on Bonnie's Cruise  Counting down the days!

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