Tag Archives: swap

AMH Diamonds Mini — Bloggers Quilt Festival

For my second entry in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival at Amy’s Creative Side, I thought I would revisit the mini quilt I made in 2015 for an instagram swap.  I used big stitch quiting with floss to emphasize the linen diamonds, then free motion quilting for the prints in matching thread.   In case you […]

Paris Swap Pillow Finish

Another one of those tempting instagram swaps, this one had a theme of anything Paris. It wasn’t limited to quilting either–there were some awesome bags and cross stitch creations as well. (Go over to instagram and search #parisswap. I’ll wait here.) I was tickled to receive a swap partner who I was already following on […]

AMH Diamonds Mini Quilt (TGIFF)

You know how you feel you have lots of time, and you’re coasting along, having finished piecing your quilt plenty early, then all of a sudden you’re at the due date and you’re still putting the binding on? Yeah, I knew you would understand. This was another swap (#annamariahornerminiquiltswap, on Instagram) that really inspired me, […]

One Singular Finish

Today I am sharing a small yet very cute finish. I am an individual member of the Modern Quilt Guild, and one of my peers (Nina with Freckles) organized a mug rug swap with a spring theme. To me, spring means flowers, so I selected the Swedish Bloom pattern. The single flower motif is paper […]

WIP Wednesday – AMH Diamonds Mini Quilt

Leaving this quilt (which is my creation for the annamariahornerminiquiltswap on instagram) for a couple of weeks to ponder the quilting was fruitful. One day, after scrolling through the latest lovelies on my instagram feed, I had an epiphany–big stitch quilting! And it’s amazingly fast too, this only took two days of commutes to work […]

WIP Saturday

Yes, I know, it’s not alliterative. But here it is anyway. I put together the top for my Anna Maria Horner mini quilt swap on instagram. This started with the purchase of the tri-recs rulers (since I had free shipping on Amazon anyway with my husband’s birthday present). Several sketches later, I pulled out a […]

Lotus Pillow (TGIFF)

Hurray for another finish! This was the pillow I made for the Great Pillow Fight swap on Flickr, a fantastic group of ladies swapping fantastic pillows. After a false start or two, I pulled out my Hex’n’More ruler and selected fabrics to match the colours in the Koi low volume print. With my pals in […]

Rainbow Mini Swap Finish

Now that my partner has received her mini quilt, I will share with you my design process for this mini quilt. I’m not sure if the instagram quilting community is just exploding with swap activity, or that I am just more aware of it, but this was my second instagram swap and I have two […]

March goal and an ambitious list

I am trying to be more focused this year, although I keep getting sucked into instagram and flickr swaps. I don’t know what it is, the extra challenge of making something for another person–with a deadline–just makes my heart race. It is March, and I have finished exactly zero of my Q1 Finish A-Long goals […]

Even small finishes count

I don’t think I would sew this much if it weren’t for the online Community. Yes, capital C. It’s a big gang of girl- (and a few guy-) friends I hang out with on a regular basis. Some are more into modern quilting, others more traditional, some dabble in many crafts, others are more focused. […]