I have loved Harry Potter since it came out, first the books, then the movies. There was a mini quilt swap for Harry Potter, so I had to sign up!
This is what I made my partner. A mini with the crest. I also sent along some gryffindor goodies.
Here is what my partner sent me! She made the wrapping paper herself!! and look at those adorable cross stitch characters!!
Here is my mini, the picture is kind of crappy because I took the picture in my car, and I keep forgetting to take a picture in the house! She said this was her first mini and I think she did LOVELY!!!
I've been doing swaps on instagram, and although I have been only trying to sign up for mini quilt swaps there have been a few that I had to sign up for! This was a fun little thing to make up. I made a few to try to sell at the craft fair this year.
We had a lot of guests this summer. One my friends is kind of artsy, so I asked if she wanted to do a "paint night" but instead of going out, we did it at home. We found a picture we liked and did something similar.
The one of the left is my friends, the one in the middle is mine, and the right one is my foster daughters. I love how we all looked at the same picture but they all came out different!
My sister recently had a baby girl. They waited to find out if it was a boy or a girl, so I came up with a quilt pattern that wouldn't require me to know. Since they conceived in Ireland, I thought this would be a cute pattern.
Here is a portion of the back. Once I found out the baby was a girl I knew this floral would be perfect, since it had green & orange. But I didn't have enough, but I did have this cute pink.
I posted about the Nerds swap here. It was a swap I found on instagram.
Here is what I made for my partner. It wasn't listed in her likes, but she mentioned she liked psych.
I love the pineapples. I chose to go with minimal quilting since it's a wall hanging.
Here is a collage of the things I got from my nerds swap partner. The top is a pin that looks like animal crossing. Then some chocolate, a mini notebook and a laser light. Then a painting! With the Vulcan salute!
She also made me a mini!!!! With Tetris blocks!!!! OMG!! SO in love!! This isn't where it will hang forever, but I wanted it put up for now!
I have been a part of the scrappy trip along bee for a few rounds now (I think this will be my third time?)
I enjoy being a part of it!! There is SO much variety!! I also use it as time to make myself a few extra quilt blocks. so hopefully I will have a top done. . .Sometime! This was after the last round, I need to get a more up to date picture done!
Here are all the blocks I received from the Stash bee (hive 7). OH MY GOSH!! The blocks are lovely!! I cannot wait to get them into a quilt together!
This picture shows all the blocks I have received plus some I have made myself. I was thinking I would need A LOT more blocks, but I think a few more (because I am going to use a sashing) will be perfect.
I joined instagram and have been using that as a way for me to share with the quilting community. One of the more recent swaps I joined was the spring fling mini swap.
I was a little late in making it, but here is the collage I made. It was one of the first surveys I filled out, so I wasn't sure what to say, but I said I liked the color purple (quite an understatement!) But I enjoy paper pieced things, snails trail is my favorite block, I love Shrek, vintage singers and anything cat or appliqué.
Here is the sneak peak I posted on Instagram for my partner. I really hope she enjoys what I am making for her!
It is due this Friday, I need to finish the quilting on it and package it up!
The second swap I joined on instagram I HAD to because it was about CATS! And if you couldn't tell I love kitties!
This was the collage I made. I love that little kitty at the piano, I think him at a sewing machine would be adorable!! I probably could have found about twenty other pictures I liked (and I made a pinterest board, called Cat blocks) but I limited my collage to these that I thought were most adorable!
Here is a sneak peek at what my partner is getting!