Showing posts with label doll quilts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label doll quilts. Show all posts

Friday, April 18, 2014

Doll Quilt Finale-2 days

I hope your little doll quilt is in the mail to your recipient. If you are like me, I'm trying to be patient. I have seen several lovely dolly quilts from the swap and am thrilled with them.
I did not make any one of these little quilts in my post. Aren't they cute?
If you have received a quilt from the swap, please be courteous and send them a thank you. If you do not have their email address please contact me and I will give it to you.
If you receive a quilt that you are not happy with because of poor workmanship, (I cut points off all the time, but I do put time and effort into the quilting and binding) please send me photos so I can see for myself. I do think it is only fair to put effort into a quilt and receive a little quilt that you think had effort put into it. I really want to know.

If you are going to be late sending your quilt, please let the recipient know and when she can expect its arrival. If you have forgotten who you are sending to, please ask me.

Feel free to show your exchange quilt or the quilt you made on your blog. We will be linking these up,  I suppose about the beginning of May.

Am I forgetting anything else?

Happy weekend and happy Easter!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Doll Swap minus 14 days...

 My quilt is done.......... We spent 9 hours on Saturday in the truck traveling  to and from my dad's memorial and I was able to get it all quilted.
 I'm calling it "Off the Beaten Path" to commemorate all the backroads and hikes we used to take with my dad while growing up.  My label is a bit messy, but the info is what is important not my handwriting.
 I washed and dried it. I am having issues with it though. I worked on this little quilt while at my dad's bedside and it made 3 trips with me to Moses Lake. I thought I could part with it, but as I prepared it for shipping, I decided I couldn't part with it. I know I have 2 weeks to make another one but I can't find it in me to make another one quickly. I hope my swap partner will understand.
I even found the inspiration for my doll quilt on a trip to my dads! 

So, I will send my version of the quiltalong "Faithful" to my partner and I hope she will understand and accept the "already made" quilt and love it just as much as my newer creation.

Some housekeeping issues:

  • Hand or machine quilting is fine. Quilted with a few ties is fine. Ties only is not.
  • Please attach a label and add a note so the recipient knows who to thank.
  • Thank the person who sent you a quilt.
  • If the workmanship is very poor and it looks like it was done very unthoughtfully I want to know and I'd like to see photos. 
  • We will have a linky party so we will be able to see all the little quilts!
That's all I can think of. Anything else?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Little Quilt Swap

My quilting is not supposed to look like  the big stitch!

Thank you all so much for your outpouring of love and support after the loss of my dad. Words cannot express my gratitude. Xoxoxo

Monday, March 24, 2014

Doll Quilt Swap

If you signed up to be in the swap you should have gotten your information and know who you are sending to.  Check your spam folder before contacting me.

I've had a few questions. Is Jo Morton Civil War era, yes, generally, but I wouldn't say the batik lines she is creating are. It is so hard to generalize.  When I say reproductions we don't want the cute 1930's fabric.  I'm sure if you are reading my blog you are familiar with Civil War repro's. If you need to get re-acquainted HERE. Margo at Reproduction Fabrics has a wonderful assortment of fabric which is accurate and you can see online.

Now, let's have fun and get sewing!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Doll Quilt Swap?

The Swap is now CLOSED with 61 participants!

I just adore little quilts and am feeling a need to make one. Finishing a big, long term project like the Sally Post quilt drives me to a cute simple one.
I was wondering if anyone would be interested in doing a little swap. I would collect names and hook you up with a partner.
Rules? 24" x 24" or smaller. (It doesn't have to be square), Civil War reproductions, a label, with a deadline of mailing before Easter, which falls on April 20th.

If you cannot (for whatever reason) send international please let me know.

If you are interested please send me your full name, mailing address and if you do NOT want an international partner.   (I really should change that since I no longer work for WW)
I will send you your swap partner over the weekend.

You do not need to have a blog to participate, but I would prefer if I know you or you are a regular commenter on my blog.

Below are a few I've made.

The Swap is now CLOSED with 61 participants!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Cavalcade of Little Quilts

 I'm working on a project that will be published! (Yay! I'm so excited!) The only bad thing is I cannot show you yet. I finished machine quilting so I can start some regular sewing soon!! Whoop! Whoop!
I thought I'd show you a few of the little quilts I finished in 2013. These do not include the AAQI quilts. I had a heck of time finding these online, so hopefully they were all made in 2013.
A Country Threads design from Charm School- This one is on my coffee table right now and I love it!

Vermont Challenge- gifted this year
   Baby quit for my grand nephew. (so many of you generously donated cowboy fabric to the cause)
Abundance quiltalong

Juniper Flats

Mini version of Scandinavian Christmas

 Medallion Quiltalong
Tea Time- gifted

Faithful Quiltalong 
Harmony Quitlalong

Braided quilt from Tara Darr

I hope you enjoyed those. I like being able to go back and see what quilting I got accomplished.
I think 2013 was a good year.

I've been asked a couple of times about a winter quiltalong. There is always so much going on at the beginning of the year, but I do enjoy them, so even if one person (Lizzy!) sews along I can have a good time. Be patient a little while longer.

Have a wonderful weekend! We are supposed to have high winds- ugh! Football and sewing are on my agenda!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Juniper Flats & Elm Creek Giveaway

I know many of you are decorating for Christmas already. It doesn't matter how late Thanksgiving falls in November there will be no Christmas decor up until AFTER Thanksgiving.
I realized I never showed you this fun little quilt I reproduced from an antique. I call it Juniper Flats since the high desert is rather brown a good part of the season. It suits the fall theme really well.
I hand quilted fans across the whole thing.
I used a bunch of scraps, but you know, it hardly made a dent.
Here is the vintage one.

As you may or may not know I am having a giveaway of the Elm Creek Quilt Companion.

Here are the quilts that were recreated from the novels! I'm a sucker for a sampler quilt!
You still have time to enter! Go here and leave a comment. Many of you that commented are no reply bloggers and I have no way of contacting you. I left a message after your comment. Please go check and see if you are one of them, then either hit reply and put in your email or email me and I will tell you how to update your settings. It doesn't do you any good to try and win something from a blog if we cannot contact you. (it makes me sad)

Have an awesome day!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Variety is the Spice of Life

 Here are my March Sally Post blocks. I'm attempting 3 a month to have the blocks completed by the end of 2013.
 They will be sashed in pink with green cornerstones, like the original. Don't ask me why that photo is tipped!
 Here's my braided quilt, quilted and bound. I'm loving it!!
 Here's a sneak peak at my Jubilee quilt!! It's lovely and my friend Kat did a remarkable job of quilting it!! Feel free to check out her quilting link.

I got photos! That's kind of like I've got mail! Marei was a real creative machine when it came to making Mountains Trails quilts. Look at these fantastic quilts she made and donated to her quilt guild!! Thank you Marei for sending me your photos.

Have a fantastic weekend!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

 Here's a little quilt I finished while in Ohio. It is from the book Charm School by Country Threads. I reviewed the book here.

 Frosty mugs is complete!
 I won this adorable needle keeper from Kaaren at Painted Quilt. Isn't is wonderful?!
I couldn't be more thrilled. Thanks again Kaaren!!

My first blog post on Humble Quilts was February 11, 2009. I just passed the 4 year mark and will celebrate with my own giveaway very soon! That first post has one of my very favorite quilts pictured. Check it out!

Happy Valentines day!

Friday, January 18, 2013

2013 Quiltalong- Abundance

Here's the little vintage doll quilt we will be reproducing. Adorable,  huh?
All the fabrics are printed. As you look through your scraps there are 2 different faded pinks in this little cutie and two double pinks.  The "plain" looking blocks are a light pink stripe and the flying geese with the brown print have a faded pink as well.
The hourglass blocks are a printed/faded tan and blue/brown checked.
As hard as I tried I couldn't find a gold/cheddar that didn't look completely pukey. I'm sure someone will put it in there anyway and it will look super charming, I opted not to.
Isn't it adorable? I'm calling it Abundance. It is so easy to take things for granted. As we move on into 2013 I want to be thankful for the Abundance I have, including family, friendship, health, food, a house, a paycheck and a substantial fabric stash.
Now, you've got the weekend to search through your scraps. I'm not telling you how much you need because it is such a small amount. You may opt to make 4 blocks and put them together. The one I made finishes at 12".
Come back Monday for directions!!



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