Monday, July 5, 2010

DQS9 quilted

DQS9 quilted
Originally uploaded by nanotchka
I am in the final stages of the quilt I am making for the DQS9 swap. I am still playing with alot of birds and these are perched on limbs with raw edge applique leaves and lots of free motion stitching on the birds and the leaves! The background is HST's in white and soft muted aqua prints. I wanted the background to be pieced, but very subdued so that the bierds could pop along with the brances and leaves....The border is a favorite butterfly print in chocolate brown and white that seemed to be perfect with the rest of the quilt.... I hope it is something that my partner will like...

Charm mini swap sent

This is the mini that I made for the Charm mini swap. My partner sent me a charm pack to work with and 1/2 yard of fabric and this is the result. Charm packs are perfect for stacking and I couldn't resist doing some of my birds on a wire! The finished size was about 18X26. It is backed with a fun Moda vintage red print. It turned out so fun that I think I will make a few for the art show I am doing on labor Day! If anyone is going to be in Utah for Labor Day, let me know you won't want to miss this art show! They usually get 70,000 to 80,000 people attending every year for this two day event!