Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Vote for me!

I've participated in Sew Happy Geek's Play Competition, and the voting has just started.  It's my Ghastlie Queen of Spades quilt (see post).  If you like the quilt, please vote for me!  I know that I'm shamelessly lobbying for votes, but it's my competitive nature. LOL. 

Actually, all the quilts are great, so visit the site to check them out anyway.  The link is:



Monday, May 21, 2012

Modern She Made Swap - Finished!

May's been a busy month!  I signed up for a bunch of swaps and didn't realize what I had committed to until I made a list and saw what had to be done.  What was I thinking????

Every spare moment I've had this month has been working on projects.  This quilt is one of them.  It's for the Modern She Made Swap, in which you make an item for a secret partner and I'm very happy with the end product.  My partner didn't have a preference on what item she wanted, and based on her Flickr photostream, she likes rainbow- colored quilts.  As a result, my choice of fabrics was pretty easy.  The only stipulation of this swap is that there needs to be something circular in the quilt.  I thought this was a good opportunity to practice the 6 minute circle.  I love this technique - it's so easy! 

I hope my partner likes this quilt because it's on its way to her country, with a few treats.  Enjoy!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Ghastlie Queen of Spades

I finally finished my entry for the Play - A Miniquilt Competition hosted by sewhappygeek.  For this competition, you select a playing card and interpret it in a miniquilt.  My entry is:

Close up of the spider web quilting:

The Ghastlie Queen of Spades, Mathilda Ghastlie, is attended by her niece, Cordelia.  I wonder why Cordelia needs a hammer?  Must be to knock the competition out of the way. ;)

The miniquilt was inspired by this version of the Ace of Spades image that I found on Google.  Is there anything you can't find on Google?

This card design was perfect to showcase the Ghastlie fabrics that I love.  In fact, I've been playing with the idea of hosting a Ghastlie art quilt swap with other Ghastlie aficionados.  Wouldn't that be ghastlie fun?  (Sorry, couldn't resist!)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Just 3 for May!

Setting a quilty goals for the month was really helpful in getting some of the projects done.  I'll start with my new goals and then updates on the projects that I wanted to finally finish. 

My three goals for May are:

1.  Finish my Oh My Stars quilt.  As you can see, most of the blocks are done, and just have to be sewn together, as well as adding the sashing and border.  I haven't decided how to quilt it, but I'll be happy if the top is finally done!

2.  Finish the Quartered Log Cabin quilt.  I was the Queen bee for 2012 Modern Block Swap in November, and my bee-mates made such amazing blocks for me, with the exception of one person who never returned the block.  Hate when that happens. :(  The quilt will be a wallhanging for my living room, and the layout will be 5 X 3 blocks, so I have to make 2 more blocks to finish this wallhanging.  I plan to quilt this wallhanging and I hope to do so by the end of May.

3.  Finish the Retro Flower quilt.  I hope to finish this quilt within the timeframe of the quilt along.  At first, I was going to make only 12 blocks, but once I started, decided to make 16.  Unfortunately, I only cut enough fabric for 12 blocks, so I have to make the remaining 4.  I still haven't figured out how to quilt it, but like the Oh My Stars quilt, I'll just be happy if the top is done. 

Update for April's goals:

My three goals were to:
a) finish binding 3 wallhangings
b) finish my niece's quilt before she turned 1 (within a week of the original post)
c) making my sister's Braided Star quilt

The biggest accomplishment was finishing Selah's quilt just in time for her birthday!  I was so happy and she liked it a lot, or at least her mother said so. :)  I also finished the wallhangings and either displayed them or finally gave them to their intended recipients.  The only goal I didn't achieve was the Braided Star quilt, but my sister was fine with it because I decided to dye some fabric for the quilt in her favorite colors.  So overall, a successful month! 

Thanks Tracy Jay for setting this linky party up!  My WIP pile is slowly going down!