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Thursday, June 2, 2011

It was definitely a good mail week!

Just this past Monday I wrote that I was sending my parcel to my QT Swap partner, and guess what?  It arrived today!  That means I can now show you what I made.  I teased you before like this
But here's the whole mini for you to see now


I had so much fun making this!  I had thought about it for days okay, weeks, but it wasn't until last Friday that I actually started!  By the end of Friday, it was complete except for the binding and buttons, and now here it is less than a week later and it's already on Tina's wall!  Go see it on Tina's blog - needles-n-notions - as well,.  Tina has got some really great closeups of areas that I didn't think to take pictures of - duh!

Edit:  I was asked what my inspiration was for this piece, and I have to say there was no one single thing.  I've been greatly admiring some of Melody Johnson's work for a while, and that had a strong influence on the idea I wanted to communicate.  As well, I took a workshop with Judy Farrow a couple of years back and just love the freeform curved piecing that she taught us.  Add to that a class with Bonnie Hwang, doing free form leaves - which is what I just recently used to make my leaf place mats - put them together, along with my love of red and neutrals, and there you have it!  Lucky for me that in the making of this piece, I still have two of the red on white backgrounds and 4 white on red background curved pieces, and I'll be having more fun soon!

Well, if that wasn't enough excitement, I received my quilt from Tina today, too!  Check it out!
The lovely mini qt received from needles-n-notions

the back, showcasing the fabulous quilting

the goodies that came with
Isn't that all just wonderful?

But wait, the fun does'ot stop there!  Yesterday was also a fabulous mail day as I finally received my DQS10 Swap quilt.  Now this little beauty took the long road to get here from Bulgaria, but it was worth the wait!  Look!
(that's disappointing - blogger is insisting on putting it on its side!) This little quiltie has fabulous hand embroidery and quilting on it 
 Go here to see it upright in all it's glory!  Thank you Domoshar for creating this and sending it to me!

the pile of goodies that I got - wow! tons of stuff!
 What a good week it has been!  Now, if only the sun would appear.....

Happy quilting!

14 comments:

JB said...

What an unusual, intriguing design. It is quirky, cheery and so neatly assembled. I am impressed!! What was your inspiration?

Desley said...

All three are great. I love how yours is so unusual. And the red and grey look so good together.

nicolette said...

Lovely mini quilts, made and received. I’m in awe over yours! I admire Melody‘s work too. I love her use of colours and shapes.

Beth said...

Wow! Your red and grey is just fantastic.It has so much texture and movement and I keep seeing new things.
I like the one you got too. Great pops of color.
The third little quilt is so sweet. Looks like you got lots of other goodies too. It really was a good mail week.

moosestashquilting said...

I absolutely love your swap quilt. You did a marvelous job!

Joan said...

Your little quilt is wonderful. Havnt you been a lucky one with all those goodies :)

Beverly said...

I love your mini-quiilt, and that is one of my favorite color palettes. The more I look, the more I see--

Linda said...

I love your little quilt. So creative. Awesome design!

Poppyprint said...

What an awesome Mini QT swap you had on both sides - your quilt is stunning (as always, your creative quilting takes everything to a whole other level of awesomeness!) and the one you received is gorgeous, too!!

Vicki said...

I do like your abstract design and the irregular shape is great. I would love to be able to design abstract things like this. You have had a good week, obviously, but you always seem to be busy at something, so no wonder it all comes back to you

TheaM said...

your design skills continue to impress and fascinate me - you did a magnificent job on that little gray/red circles etc... I'm inspired to try those split leaves! Wonderful!!!

Maggi said...

What a great week for you. I love your red and grey quilt, it looks very sophisticated.

2ne said...

A great design you have made - just love it - all the details is doing your quilt.

PatchworkPottery said...

OOOOOOH Janet! I love how you finished the curves quilt! I love that dark grey border and the red buttons!!!