Miniature Booty Swap Quiltlet

I got my quiltlet done tonight for the Miniature Booty Swap. I’m running a bit behind (today was the mail date), but it’ll go out tomorrow so it should be A-OK. This swap was a kitchen quilt swap – and in addition to the quiltlet, we had to come up with a dishtowel to coordinate. I made a little crocheted one with variegated red/white yarn, to be used as a dishcloth for washing dishes rather than drying them. The yarn started out making kind of a cool pattern, but then it changed. I tried to square it up when done, but alas, no luck. It also has bits of pink where the colors transition…I hope it’s okay!

My partner said she has retro red, white, and yellow in her kitchen, so when I saw the little bee fabric (a 30’s repro I actually LIKE) I knew it was perfect! I like vertical layouts on quilts, but don’t usually make them, so I decided to do it here. I left the inner columns (note: I *hate* that quilting instructions call them “vertical rows”!) shorter on purpose, to draw attention to the vertical aspect. It is just quilted in the ditch, and backing fabric is the WoW of the front, which has little line hearts on it.

ALQS replacement

I recieved an adorable little quiltlet from Kate today. She hostesses the ALQS miniature quilt swaps. My first time to participate resulted in the mail losing the quilt sent to me, but Kate was generous enough to make me a replacement one. I love it! It’s bright and cheerful, and in one of my favorite colorways. I think I’m going to hang this one either in my sewing room or near my computer desk so I can admire it frequently. ๐Ÿ˜€

Round Robin quilts

I’m in the process of two Round Robin quilt swaps. One is with the Quilt Squad group, and is nearing completion. The other is just starting on LiveJournal (where I keep my “life” blog).

This is the center I made for the QS group. I still need to embroider the last eye:

Here is my center for the LJ RR quilt. Toni will appreciate this one. ๐Ÿ˜€ (Yes, it’s dark purple Toni, not blue. I promise!) We are also sending some of the fabrics to be used in the quilt, but others can add to it as they see fit.

Fabric close-up – yay for bugs!

Fabrics I’m sending along:

The time has come…

…that is, taking Jรถran (my Viking Sapphire sewing machine) in to be serviced this weekend. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ They said it could take up to two weeks, and is contingent upon not needing new parts (it shouldn’t, it’s less than a year old!), and it’s on a first-come, first-serve basis. I won’t need it over the weekend, as the DH and I will be at a weekend-long LAN party (furkiddos will be kenneled). But man, I feel like I’m checking my right arm into the hospital or something. ๐Ÿ™„ At least I have Jenny, my trusty ’51 Singer, so I can do some piecing while Jรถran is away.

I need to start two new projects – both are bright colors, whee!! I’m going cross-eyed looking at the browns and creams. I am halfway done with the quilting on the borders of Color-Blind Coffee, and then it will be ready for blocking and binding! Yay! The show is in about a month and a half, so I’m on schedule.

Need to make birthday blocks tonight.

I signed for Another Little Quilt Swap (ALQS) – read about it here! I’m hoping to meet some new folks in quiltblog land, and maybe get some traffic on this journal besides my two faithful readers. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love swaps, and I can’t wait to see what my partner wants. I enjoy the challenges with swaps.