Friday, September 17, 2010

little bouquet quilt along quilted

I've been looking back at the quilts and projects that I've done in the past year. This has to be one of my favorites. It was a quilt along and you can find the button on the side of this blog. It is still up and well worth the time to follow the instruction and make one of these beauties. I added the flower pot to mine made out of a hand dyed vintage linen that had a hand crocheted edging on it. I quilted it heavily used cottons for the pieced background and all silks for the bouquet of flowers! The leaves are also hand dyed fabrics that I purchased at Houston Quilt Festival one year! Enjoy!

scrappy pincushion sneak peak is the twist! I've added a pincushion in the shape of a fish with beaded detailing and a fin that serves as a needle case! So is this for the scrappy pincushion swap or for the mug rug swap?

scrappy mug swap

scrappy mug swap
Originally uploaded by nanotchka
One of my recent swaps is making a "mug rug"! But this one has taken a twist! Stay tune to see what did when I was too tired to pay attention to a few minor details! I wanted my partner to get away from it all when it's time to take a break! So....This is a little carribiean retreat complete with a porthole on the cruise ship to the Matisse style bright colored buildings under the palm trees!