Monday, February 14, 2011

Catching Up....

We're having computer/camera/Internet issues here at the Quilting Barbie house. Each works independently but they are not play nicely together. Finally today I figured out how to get some photos onto the laptop (which still has Internet access), so I thought I should give a quick update on what I've been up to.

I'm working away on my quiltie for the Doll Quilt Swap. My partner is pretty darn quiet, but since I signed up for the quiet group, I guess that is to be expected. While not the most creative choice, I figured I couldn't go wrong with a Dresden plate. Everyone likes Dresdens, right? I used the tutorial from Elizabeth at Oh Fransson.

My initial idea for the centre was some yummy HR Owl and the Pussy Cat, but in practice it turned out terrible. The linen blend was just too thick to get a nice curve. So I'm back to the drawing board...any suggestions?
Dresden Plate for DQS10. Any great ideas for the centre?

I'm also sewing away like a mad woman on my Spicing Up the Kitchen Swap package. I broke out my gorgeous Amy Butler thread last night for some quilting. Hmmmm....I wonder what colour(s) I used???? More photos to come, I promise.

Gorgeous AB thread for my SUTK Swap project.

And finally, I had a great time in the big city of Vancouver...and I made a few fabric purchases I'll share those soon too.


~Michelle~ said...

how did you do the center? for the linen blend, I would have tried to sew it to a backing piece from muslin, clip the curves, and turn that right side out.

Have you posted any teasers to SUTK? I'm sure I would love whatever you made me if I were your partner :)

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

I like what Michelle suggested about the circle center. I do enjoy that Owl and Pussycat. :-) I like the colors you chose for the block!

Poppyprint said...

What? You were here and didn't call? Don't do that again!!! (please). Did you break the bank at Spool of Thread??

I hear ya on the linen centre. It's hard enough with quilting weight cotton to get the nice curve, I have found. I'm not sure I have any brilliant ideas, but at first glance I'm wondering how would a centre that is the same as the dark grey background fabric, but with something embroidered on it, look?

Also, how is that luscious Amy thread for quilting with? I'd love to get some feedback before buying a box!

Darci said...

I am dying to see what you are doing for the SUTK swap. I love all the colors in the threads!

Nanette Merrill said...

Dresdens are so so much fun. I love making them. Yours is so darling.