Saturday, November 5, 2011

Short and Sweet

Not much going on here today, but I just wanted to pop in a show you a few things.  First off, I got this gorgeous quilt from the "Little Quilt - sew,vote, swap" group:

The quilt I got from Julie for the "Little Quilt - Sew, Vote, and Swap group".

That was made by "jgmehlin" aka Julie and was all paper pieced (if you can believe??)  Flips me out because I still cannot, for the life of me, do paper piecing.......'course, I haven't really had the time to try lately, but I don't think I would be any better now than before, so why bother???  (You know what they say about teaching old dogs new tricks!!)  My talents go in other directions, I guess, and that's why I so appreciate the talents of those fine paper-piecers.  WOW!!

I did finish two other smallish quilts for swaps, BUT because I haven't even sent one out yet, and the other apparently has not arrived to that partner yet, I can only show you sneak peeks.  (Bummer, I know!)

Sneak peek for Nannette

Sneak Peek - STUD

So, that's it for today.  I'm working on some other stuff, in my head if no where else.  LOL  I get these crazy ideas and then I pull out all this fabric for one or another and then I have such a mess I don't know where to go, or what I was doing in the first place.  EIKES!!!!  Does that ever happen to you???  It's not a wonder my dining room table looks like a quilt shop exploded!  If I could only stick to one thing, I'd probably be lots better off.  Does this sound like ADD????  Kinda, huh?  Can you get ADD at my age?

14 comments:

Annie said...

What size is that quilt from Julie? That looks like a ton of paper piecing! I love those two sneak peeks, both flower styles are so cute!

Klaudia said...

Hi Carol,

ohh, what a wonderful quilt...so nice...and so pretty colours....(sorry, my english is not so good)

Geetings from Klaudia
(Germany)

Michele said...

Holy cow! Your partner is the paper piecing master. Gorgeous!

Belinda said...

Merciful heavens at that quilt! And the sneak peeks are making me want more for sure!

CJ said...

This may be a silly question. But I'm curious, how do you keep the fabric from fraying when you do sewing like that with the flowers? I'm honestly asking because I do not know because I am a beginner quilter and love learning new things. :)

Tracee said...

Oh my gosh! Lucky you to receive such a gorgeous little quilt.
Actually I was wondering about the fraying also when you machine appliqué, that's one reason I've never done it.

carol said...

When I raw edge applique (like I did on the flower sneak peek, I fuse the fabric pieces down before I sew them down with a product like Steam a Seam (I actually like that product best, but there are many fusible products). Since this is a wall hanging and probably will not be washed, there is little chance of fraying. Sometimes, I zig zag all the pieces down. It depends upon the piece I'm working on. If the pieces are tiny, I have no choice but to raw edge applique.

bhafer said...

Wow that is beautiful!

Sonia said...

Awesome!! :)

Beezus said...

That quilt from Julie is amazing! Wow!

MariQuilts said...

That's a gorgeous little quilt you received....lucky you.

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! I am so happy that I found your blog! Your quilts are so fantastic! It’s so nice to find other quilters all around the world!

Sara said...

Paper pieced how unbelievably breathtaking! Wonder if she came up with that pattern.

Love your 2 projects--much detail and TALENT lady!

Do you go to the quilt shop in West Bend? I sent my FIL in there the a week ago to get me some goodies for Christmas. {He asked!} Then my MIL went in there with him again the other day and she loves it {she doesn't even quilt} She loves the ladies int here! Isn't that funny??!

Rettabug said...

What a GREAT paper pieced project! I'm impressed!

Your sneak peeks are soooo tantalizing. Can't wait to see them in full!