Sunday, March 8, 2009

Weekend Projects

I've been working on a few things this weekend...

First, on the Bee Inspired front, I am still waiting (rather impatiently I must add) for my fabric. The joys of living in the middle of nowhere. One positive side effect of being one of the last to receive my fabric is that I get to see everyone's finished blocks before I even start mine. And they are beautiful! Rachel has picked gorgeous fabric and a block that is very versatile. Go check them out! In the spirit of Rachel's pinwheel quilt, here is a photo of the pinwheel quilt I made for my son before he was born last year:
Next, I have been working madly on my Doll Quilt Swap 6 quilt. Here's a peek. In fact I have an entire quilt top made, but now I am having second thoughts. Last night I created a second, practice quilt to work on my free-motion quilting. Here is my practice stippling:I also tried the "sketch" method outlined here. I love this method because it doesn't have to be perfect. Heck, even better, it isn't supposed to be perfect because it is meant to look like a sketch! That's my kind of quilting.This is a picture of the back: I'm pretty happy with the quilting. But I also like my mock-up way better than the actual Doll Quilt that I made so I think I may have to rethink my creation. Perhaps change the borders, or maybe the centre, or maybe start all over??? At least I have some time to dwell on it. Overall, I am so impressed with the creative and beautifully constructed quilts in the DQS pool that I'm feeling a wee bit insecure about my own talents. I think I just need to take a step back, relax, and pick it up again later in the week.
And because I am Canadian, this entry wouldn't really be complete without a comment on the weather. So here it is: It snowed here again this weekend. Almost 6 inches. I don't think winter will ever be over! My husband and are already dreaming of becoming 'Snow Birds.' I'm not even 30...doh!

5 comments:

Lisa said...

Your pinwheel is great! I am all inspired to make myself a pinwheel quilt now.

Anita said...

Don't feel insecure about the doll quilt swap! I'm sure your quilt will be awesome. Your little sneak peeks look great!

I think I might be part Canadian because I'm always tempted to comment on the weather too! ;) I actually grew up in Iowa and we always talked about the weather. And the weather has been weird lately, hasn't it? I'm definitely ready for spring!!!

Sarah said...

i think they look great barb. your quilting is amazing. i'm still terrified of free motion. i'm sure whatever you decide to make, your partner will love it!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Love the sneaks of your doll quilt! your quilting looks great :)

Biddy22 said...

I found your blog while jumping from one blog to another this morning. Had to stop jumping and start reading when I saw your bold blue/lime Wonky Log Cabin blocks. Those blocks make me smile. Cute, trendy, colorful, totally fun! Looks like we're both beginning bloggers. I'm looking forward to seeing your future projects, Barb.