Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Bumblebee Quilt

Before I forget-- blogger doesn't always show email addresses (actually hardly ever shows) with the comments. Which stinks because I want to email everyone back and chat. I love speaking with like minded folks. If you have asked me a question and I never got back to you- check back in the comments. I know I hardly ever go back into comments I left somewhere, but unfortunately it is the only I way I can think of to respond to people. So Lori with the Chinese Lantern Quilt question- check back in the comments. I don't want you to think I didn't write back. I too have many precious yard sale finds that were the ones that got away.

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This little quilted project was inspired by one of Small Fox's doll quilts. Hers had a bird cage on the lower right corner, but the same squares across the top and basically the same quilting. I loved how her quilt had lots of white space, so I created a similar one.

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I enjoyed making this one very much. I particularly liked how easy and rewarding it was to quilt. This was the first time I did this cross hatch quilting pattern. I am not sure I could have done it on a larger quilt, since I have a hard time twisting anything bigger than lap sized around the sewing machine. Also, I am finding that I am getting better and better at my bindings.

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The little beehive was appliqued using a machine zig zag stitch around the edges.

This quilt I plan to give to one of my best friends-Stephanie. She has a four month old little boy. Maybe it would be nice on the wall in his room. I need to get her address again because she has moved and I have been very bad about actually getting packages out to people. In fact, I haven't. I haven't gotten any out. But February has become my new New Year's and I plan to become a changed women. Today on my lunch I am mailing out Shelby's Gritty Girl Quilt and clutch. See a person can change.

6 comments:

Sarah and Jack said...

As usual, I love it!

People have to change their blogger profiles in order for you to get their email address when they leave a comment. There is a box on the profile that says "show email address" and people need to tick that box! I do a PSA about it once in awhile, and it never hurts for other people to do the same.

(It does NOT mean that your email is open to spammers, only to those people whose blogs you comment on.)

Karyn said...

Love this quilt! It's adorable. Your friend is going to love it.

bettyninja said...

I found the little box for my email address to appear! Who would have known it was in the profile? I kept looking for it under my comments settings. I'll start spreading the word. Thanks!

Karin said...

The quilt is fantastic! I love the colors and fabrics The quilting looks great, too. I really like the ideas of empty space and asymmetry in quilts. You did a great job!

g said...

super cute quilt! I have only made one quilt and the binding was by far the hardest part for me...

sarah said...

Awesome!