Thursday, June 26, 2008

Projects: Present and Future

Today I finished piecing my quilt top for Doll Quilt Swap 4. Since this is a secret round robin swap, I can show you my progress without spoiling the surprise for my partner. Even if they would happen across this post, they wouldn't know the quilt is for them.

I'm pretty pleased with the results so far--I really like the colors.

Also today, in the mail, I received the purchase I made for a future project, this beautiful vintage rosette fabric from paperhillfabrics:

Don't you just love when your purchases come wrapped like this?!

And you get an unexpected extra giftie that you adore?! This fat quarter is just that and I think it's gorgeous!

I found this incredible seller when I came across her new blog Hometown Girl. Susan sells other vintage goodness too--gifts, wallpaper, jewelry, etc., not just fabric.

I bought this book today and it is SURE to inspire a future project!

These two quilting artists use lots of wonderful color and free-form construction--my head is already spinning with ideas! I love when that happens and it often happens when I'm already working on something (or two or three somethings). I do believe that creating begets creativity.



paperhill said...

Marilyn, that quilt is so sweet, I love the colors! Thank you so much for mentioning my shop & visiting my blog! Have a wonderful day!

Beth Leintz said...

Lol! I think you're so right about creativity begats creativity. You've made me want to quilt! I'm really not a sewer, but when I saw your doll quilt, and all those beautiful fabrics, I want to make something with them.

cindy said...

Love those fabrics! That's a color combo I'm into right now. And yeah, isn't a pretty wrapped package just icing on the cake? I think so. The cherry on top! : D

And I agreed, I think the more one tends to encourage their creativity, the more it grows. Yep.


3rdEyeMuse said...

I am so with you & think that I just might have to quote you, "I do believe that creating begets creativity." Nice.

That doll quilt looks GORGEOUS. I love those colors together - almost makes me want to try my hand at quilting. :) ~M~

ps - thanks for stopping by the wedding party. it was a lot of fun playing along with that one.

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Beautiful quilt project. The book looks fun :)

My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Marilyn. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your kind words. Your doll quilt is beautiful! I love the colors and the fabric designs. Oh...the FQ is one I would need! You make me want to do some quilting! Thanks for sharing! Hope your weekend is a wonderful and safe one. Hugs, Sharon

Cami said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Great colors. And I discovered chocolate skittles a few months back and you'd think I'd won Publishers Clearing House. Haven't had them since, but enjoyed them at the time! Thanks for the inspiration. I've conquered many artist fronts, but quilting is not one of them. Makes me admire you even more. I don't think making yo yo's counts does it?!!!

Jenn said...

Hi Marilyn! Thank you so much for stopping by my tea party:):) I just LOVE your quilt for the swap...the colors are wonderful!! oooooh how I wish I knew how to quilt!! I've had so much fun looking around your lovely blog:) Happy weekend to you Marilyn!!!

3rdEyeMuse said...

Hi, Marilyn!

I am so glad that you made an appearance on the way to the tea party & thanks for mentioning the background ... wanna know the secret? they calendar pics!

see you soon! ~M~ said...

I'd like to invite you and all your readers to my new blog that Darcy designed at
Hope to see you,