Monday, October 6, 2008

Fiesta, a Party and a Swap

Here it is Monday again, the start of a new week which just so happens to coincide with my readiness for a new project.

I finished this last night and listed it in my Etsy shop...another little art quilt (13" x 13"):


I've had the Terrie Mangat fabric that is the outside border and binding for a while--I knew, someday, it would be just the piece I needed for something.


I tried a pieced backing for this project and like the result--something a little different.


I can't remember if I titled this quilt "Fiesta" before or after the yo-yo border was added, but the yo-yo's (with faux turquoise and coral bead centers) remind me of all the flowers I see in pictures of Mexican fiestas.



On to new projects...

I signed up for Doll Quilt Swap 5. My head is already swimming with visions of sugarplums, OOPs, I mean visions of color and fabric and patterns! But I'll wait to see who I'm creating for before I make decisions. Sign ups continue through tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 7) if you'd like to join in. C'mon, I know you want to!


Then there's this!


Vanessa, A Fanciful Twist is hostess-ing a Halloween Blog Party and I'm excited to be joining in with a 'weenie party of my very own right here! I'll be linking up with Vanessa who will have links to soirées and extravaganzas being held all over blog-land that same day! Isn't that going to be FUN!?


Happy Monday to you:)

Marilyn

6 comments:

Beth Leintz said...

Love all the little details on your quilt- I just started one of my own (just a tiny thing- about 4" x 8") You've inspired me to go a little further!

cindy said...

Turned out really, really cute! And yeah, I saw that party...already working on a postie! : D

c

Shonna said...

Gorgeous piece!! Thanks for the birthday wishes for my son!!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Marilyn,

this quilt is amazing! I love how crisp and clear your photos are too... almost like holding this in my hands!

So great to be by here, missed your smiling posts!

See you soon at the Halloween blog party!

xo, Monica

Lynn said...

I love the fiesta quilt - the embellishments on it are great. What wonderful fabric!

3rdEyeMuse said...

Fiest makes me want to get up and DANCE! gorgeous!