I am alive and well...to quote a few bloggers who have been AWOL for more than a week. I have just been busy. Sewing for swaps, training for the 5K, and trying to deal with my diabetes through eating and medicine management. I have still been taking pictures and infact have about 7 pages in flickr I havent shared. Instagram is addictive and I tend to fb, tweet, and flickr pics. Don't worry I will spread the photos out over the week. Which by the way is my spring break! Yeah! A sewcation!
First up the Dress your roll competition has ended and the voting has begun! Please go to see Quilt Jane and vote for me LuckyDuckDreams-Dresden chic!
Now a finish. I participated in the Pillow Talk Swap on flickr. My partner was none other then QuiltDad ! That kind of had me nervous, but I put that aside and let the stalking begin. That is one of my favorite parts of swaps! Not because I'm crazy, but because I never know what will inspire my design. In swaps I think you should have something that fits your partner, but also something that reflects you. I already followed Quilt Dad in the blogs and had met him at Triangle Modern Quilt Guild where he is the swap swami. I use him as a guide when I plan swaps for the Triad Modern Quilt Guild. On his inspiration mosaic was a photo of a block made up of 9 Polaroid style quilt blocks. I had been wanting to try that idea and so this pillow was born.
I chose fabric very specifically and even wrote a little story to go along with the pictures. I didn't like the idea of just the pictures so thought I would make more of a quilty scrapbooking style.
So I made some hexies with the fabric scraps.
And a little partial dresden,
I also used the hexie paper to quilt with coordinating purple and orange pearl cottons.
I even put in a hidden zipper which was super easy following this tutorial. I'm very pleased with how it turned out.
Even the back is too cool! I was going to use the typewriter as one of the Polaroids but didn't realize that they were 6" wide!
I also took the scraps of Lizzy House and whipped up a little box bag, pin cushion, and notepad cover. Then I want through my notions stash and filled it with great stuff.
Here is the incredible awesome perfect-for-me pillow I received from Mo Bedell.
I just love it!
|My red and white quilt won honorable mention in the challenge quilt category.|