Wednesday, June 2, 2010

MT Quilt Swap

The quilt for the MT Quilt Swap is almost ready for quilting. When I got the name of the person I was making the quilt for, it turned out to be someone whose blog I follow, so I actually "know" her. Even though she had posted some pictures of quilts she likes as inspiration, I was completely stumped as to which direction to take. Then I had one of those lightbulb moments where I think there was actually a flash of light above my head. Do you ever get those? One of those forehead-slapping moments when you can only say, "DUH!" Since I'm in my selvage-obsessed phase, and having recently been totally blown away from this quilt by Jacquie at Tallgrass Prairie Studio, of course my quilt had to incorporate selvages. Lucky for me that I have them all categorized!

It then became my mission to personalize it as much as possible. Of course I can't show the parts that are especially related to her, like her name, something related to where she lives and her occupation, because it's a surprise!

But here are a few glimpses of the not-secret parts.

A little selvage from the state I live in. See it?
Some of my favorite things, so she gets to know me a little better, and of course the famous "dumb dot," the selvage that started it all.

Hope you like it, _____________!

Don't forget the giveaways:

For Laurie Wisbrun's purple pincushion, leave a comment here.
For Laurie's red/orange pincushion, leave a comment here.
For the many giveaways at Film in the Fridge, including a pincushion, leave a comment here.

Joan at Wishes True and Kind is having charm square giveaway throughout the entire month of June, and Heather at A La Mode Fabric is also giving away from great stuff, including *sigh* Flea Market Fancy fabric!

Quilters are amazingly inspiring and generous. I read this line yesterday in the introduction to
Material Obsession Two: Making quilts connects quilters to each other. I couldn't have said it better.

7 comments:

  1. Cindy that block is fantastic! I love it!
    Are you suuuure youre not going to make a whole quilt like that?

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  2. That is so cool! What a lucky partner!!

    Jennifer :)

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  3. I'm loving it! Lovely quote too.

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  4. I am so impressed with all the projects for that MT swap. You will have a lucky partner indeed! I would envy you all of your selvages, but you do such beautiful work with them I just can't!

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  5. Love the block you are working on and live the pincushions in the giveaway. Great work!

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  6. What impeccable work you do!!!

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