Thursday, June 14, 2007

on Quilting... & a challenge

Thanks for the many opinions expressed here about my courthouse steps quilt, it is now a complete top. :o)
Freshcut courthouse steps

And I got my Doll Quilt Swap II partner's name yesterday... We were allowed to express one like or dislike... I did not want a holiday quilt, I plan to display these year round & a Halloween quilt in the spring would not work for me. She asked for "Quilter's Choice" - which is the same as no specific likes or dislikes. So I stalked her blog. That so did not help. (At least my partner did not specifically request a genre that I do not own already...)

I was about to assume that just because blogger "A" is on my bloglines (I'm up to 150+), that I am on hers or that she reads my blog.
With that said, there are about 10 bloggers on my bloglines that are participating in Doll Quilt Swap II! My challenge to you (& any other Doll Quilt Swapper's reading this post) is to post a "sneak peak" of your doll quilt. The sneak peak can be a fabric bundle, a pile of scraps, a pattern, a photograph - yesterday one of the Doll Quilt Swappers (sorry no hyperlink - there are 100 of you & that was yesterday) posted her inspiration - children's books - & it inspired me too! (No I am not taking her idea, well I am by posting this challenge!)

After checking out about 100 Doll Quilt Swapper II blogs, I found that there are a lot of knitters participating! (Granted I did not delve deep into the blogs, but I did see more yarn that fabric) This excites me, because I think knitters see color, design, patterns differently than quilters... They also do not seem to be hung up on rules - like you need a light, medium, & dark, small, medium, & large scale print in your quilt...

Since I issued the challenge...
Here are my 2 pieces of inspiration... I may or may not use these & I am not 100% sure how I will use them... Even if I only use them to make a doll quilt for me - I am inspired by them...
charm 1
&
charm 2
Both are older Moda Charm packs... I just love to have the "Complete" line. Which is odd for my "I love scrappy" brain to comprehend. Although 40 of anything is scrappy. Maybe thats it. Have I just figured somthing else out about me? YAY!

14 comments:

Screen Door said...

I love the older charm pack, I just purchased the Chelsea Boutique charm packs for a project I'm on. Never thought it was enough fabric until recently. Now I wished I had started buying them sooner. They've got a lot of cute quilted handbags with them now. Beautiful colors-- definitely Jealous*s*

Quilting Pirate said...

I can't wait to get my swapper's name, I'm itching to get started on the doll quilt!

I love charm packs, I have collected now several new books and patterns just for noodles and charms!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I haven't ever collected charm "Packs" as such, your are very pretty. Good luck on the doll swap.

swooze said...

Your top turned out great! How will you quilt it?

goneaussiequilter said...

I just love that quilt! Heather Bailey's fabrics are so beautiful!

meggie said...

Thise charm packs look nice! Love your Courthouse steps, very nice.

Jeanne said...

You got me going on a doll quilt!
Not in the swap, but playing along ...
Jeanne :)

Marisa said...

These packs are ADORABLE! I'm probably not your swap partner, but I really do like them!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Love how heather Bailey's worked out, have you been to her page yet?? Tracey

Karen said...

Hi, Amy, loved reading about your Doll Quilt Swap activities; toyed with joining but I'm not keeping up very well with things these days so thought I shouldn't. Sounds like fun though and I'm watching the site.

Rhonda said...

Love your fabric choices on the courthouse quilt. Great work!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

I don't have my swap partner yet, but I'm thinking about what I'll do. It has to be a secret doesn't it? Sneak peeks it will have to be then. Love your courthouse steps. I saw a similar one to yours in Kaffe fabrics once, which really made an impression on me.

cher said...

Amy, you just keep so busy in various quilty projects-good finish on your courthouse top...150+ blogs to read, oh my. I will check back to see what you come up with on this latest doll quilt swap thing.

Holly said...

Hey Amy, I love how your courthouse steps turned out. Those colors are awesome. Those inspiration packets are wonderful too.

How the heck do you keep up with so many blogs and still get so much done plus school and work... You must be superwoman.