Thursday, August 28, 2008

Something Finished, Something New

(Monday, Sept. 1st - UPDATE - I wanted to share with you that my swap partner received my package on Friday and it was every bit as exciting as when I received my package from Tina. John (Quilt Dad) is a terrific guy and creates some amazing quilts and quilt blocks. It's been nice to finally "meet" him. It was a secret swap, so I've been keeping my identity quiet all summer. He's been incredibly gracious in his thanking me and you know how great that feels--what a gift! On his blog, he's posted some beautiful photos of the quilt I made for him and also says some very nice things about it. It's enough to make a girl blush!)


I finished my quilt for Doll Quilt Swap 4. I shared the quilt top with you back in June and since the deadline to mail the quilts was September 1st, I was feeling kinda pleased with myself to be that far along so early.

However, it was suddenly late-August and even though I managed to mail out my quilt before the deadline--I sent it yesterday--I'm wondering where did the summer go? It wasn't that long ago that I was thinking our vacation seemed so far away and now it's come and gone, *sigh*. But pondering that mystery is not what I'm here to do...

I wanted to show you a sneak peek of what I mailed to my swap partner.

I hope they like their quilt...and the other little somethin' I sent along with it.

I've also started a new project. Remember this stack of fabric? I don't have a complete plan in mind yet, but I put together these two Liberated Log Cabin blocks.My inspiration came from Collaborative Quilting, the book I bought earlier this summer. The blocks were a lot of fun to sew and, well, you know how I love color! I'm excited to see where this project takes me. Don't you love to just jump in and play?


9 comments: said...

What beautiful colors. I'm sure your swap partner will be thrilled :)

Shonna said...

ooh! I love the colors you used! Your swap partner is LUCKY!!!

John said...


WOO-HOO!! Thank you SO MUCH, Marilyn! I received your package today, and I can't even describe how much I love this quilt. It features some of my most favorite fabrics. And, to boot, the colors (brown and teal) are the EXACT colors of our living room. My wife is already trying to decide where to hang it!

And that label is AMAZING. I hope it's sunny here in NC tomorrow so I can take some good pics for my blog.

Anyhow, thanks again -- good job being so stealthy -- I am glad to now be aware of your blog, as I will certainly be back.

Oh, and thanks too for the cube frame -- I will fill it with some recent beach pics of the kids and put it on my desk at work.


Tina said...

So John was the lucky receiver of your quilt! I love the fabrics you chose and the striped binding! Your new project looks intriguing...I'm excited to watch it develop!

3rdEyeMuse said...

Even if John hadn't commented I would be certain that your swap partner would be thrilled to receive that quilt - it's GORGEOUS!

I remember the stack! so cool to see you playing with it. :)

paperhill said...

Your quilt for the swap is beautiful, they are going to love it! I know what you mean about the summer.......goes way too fast.

Lynn said...

John is right - teach us all how to do those labels - maybe a tutorial for those of us who are labelly challanged?

cindy said...

Love the colors in the little doll quilt...too pretty.


Shasta said...

That is a pretty quilt. Love the pretty colors.