oh ladies i am in such a good mood, i think i will do the happy dance....happy happy joy joy!! my partner received my/her quilt today! yippee, and she loves it! i think that is the whole reason i do this swap, to have a partner that loves want you send and is something that they would have picked out. i love reading their blog and surfing their flickr account (oo sounds kind of like stalking, doesnt it?). i like to make something my partner would like, not necessarily what i would like, but hey if they happen to have the same kind of taste, all the better!! altho to be honest, if they dont have the same taste i think its easier to give it away! which brings me to this little quilt
now before you say, hey, thats the same quilt as the one in the pic above....its not. this is quilt no. 2 for the quilt swap. the one above is quilt no.3, and the one i actually sent. it was taking so long to quilt this one (bad choice of stencil) that i couldnt part with it. when i was about 2/3 done quilting, i stopped and made quilt no.3. which still took awhile to quilt, but not quite as long. and i really do love how the one i sent turned out. the stencil that i used was so much easier to follow and i just like the pattern it made. the quilt that i kept i just finished the binding tonight and chucked it into the washer. it scrunched up nicely.
i hope you dont think horribly of me, but i had to drop out of the lemonade doll quilt swap. for all the reasons i mentioned earlier about these little doll quilts in general. plus with the flickr group of 6" quilties starting up may 1, i was worried about the amount of time i would be spending on making my quilt for the swap. summer is coming soon, and a trip in the beginning of june to denver to my nieces grad school graduation.....i was just getting stressed thinking about it all. so i am hoping now i will feel more peaceful and relaxed!
scratch that. it hadnt occurred to me that the lemonade swap was already a month in when i decided to drop out. i guess i was caught up in myself because i wasnt planning on starting until doll quilt swap 3 was over. but i found out my partner had already started on my quilt and it would have been terrible of me to bail, so i am still in the swap. matter of fact i finished up my quilt for it already!i will post a pic in the next day or two.
last week i went to visit family (the great nephews baptism dontcha' know) and i had time to kill in between baptism and the party(which we ended up not making it to, long story, dont ask). so of course i stopped in at my favorite local quilt shop and to my horror(yes horror, folks this is a biggie), they are closing at the end of may!!! aghhhhhhhhhhhhhh, say it isnt so. since this might be the last time i have a chance to get some goodies.... i spent some money i prolly shouldnt have, but hey, it was an emergency, right???
everything in the store was 20% off except the bear making supplies, which were 50% off!!!! i got two sweet patterns. these are both big guys, because i have a lot of smaller bear patterns, and i thought it would be nice to have some bigger ones for gifties for the wee ones
i had just come across a bag online that someone had made with this amy butler pattern that i thought was so sweet, so i had to have this. the quilt pattern looked too kewl to pass up, dont you think??
saw these online last week and couldnt believe my luck, that they only had one and it was the one i wanted. be on the lookout in the near future for sweet little felted flowers here!!
and lastly i got this pattern, its just a sheet of paper, for a super adorable bag. its by moda and its a "just for you" pattern. let me know if you cant find it and i will be happy to send you a copy
it doesnt say anything on it about copyright, so i just may have to make up a few of these for my etsy shop! g'nite everyone