Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Blog hop party 2

     So even though I complained about it the other day, I went to another blog hop. It was Quilting Gallery's fifth birthday "party", so they hosted a blog hop. Over 150 bloggers participated in various giveaways. I ended up looking at waaaaaay more of the blogs then I had planned. Some of the giveaways were very generous, others were nice but I just didn't want what they had to offer. Of course, looking at the blogs gave me new ideas for quilts to try.
     One quilt block that I found is called the Eternity Knot. It involves paper piecing, but it looks so nice when it's done, I think I'll have to try it sometime. I also found that a couple of the bloggers will be hosting blocks of the month opportunities next year. I am very interested in those but I am very concerned about being able to keep up with the work. And then there all those quilts that I already have planned out in my mind. I don't want to get behind again (or should I say further behind?).
     A quilt that needs the binding finished is my first Lil' Twister quilt. I loved the Domestic Bliss charm pack and purchased it on a whim. I also saw the little twister tool and decided that would be the perfect thing to use with this charm pack. Of course, I added background fabric - I wanted to break up the charms a bit - but I really like how this turned out. I know this isn't the best picture, it's draped over some other items so it's a little bit wonky looking. I love the swirly quilting that Lisa B. did for me. I think it needed a different "motion" to break up the blocky twists.

I started another quilt using the Lil' Twister tool. I think it will be really cute. The background fabric has little bees which complements the other fabrics I'm using. 

 Another quilt that I need to tie and bind is what I call my purple mess or purple puke quilt. Now, I know it is not a nice reference but it really is a bit of a mess. It was intended to be a scrappy quilt that I was making for my mother-in-law. Unfortunately she passed away before I could finish it. My niece-in-law now likes the quilt and I'm finishing it for her. She loves purple, even this jumble of colors! I know she appreciates everything I've tried to do with it, so if she wants it - she can have it!

I guess that is all for today! Thanks for stopping by!

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