Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Parallel Paths

Would you believe that the day after I finished the pillow above, the quilt below arrived in my mailbox?!?!
By Emily
(isn't it the cutest mini quilt ever?!)

One of my Dad's favorite sayings has always been "Great minds run in parallel paths," so I couldn't help but think of this phrase after I opened my DQS13 package!   How fun!

I made this for my daughter for Valentine's Day -- I thought that she'd have fun hiding stuffed animals and secret notes in the pocket.  And I had considered making the rounded petal version like Emily did, but figured that it would be easier to make the pointed Dresdens (much less hand sewing!).  So I just smiled and laughed when Emily's mini quilt arrived!
I would highly recommend this pattern (by Nova at acuppaandacatchup) -- it was easy to read and quick to make.  I sewed everything by machine, while Emily did most of her mini-quilt sewing by hand.  And both look great!
I finished it off with light quilting on the back, and a flap covered zipper:

Linking up to Fabric Tuesday at Quiltstory!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Works in Progress, 2/6/13

So happy to be done with this bookshelf mini quilt
for DQS13.  Hope my partner loves it!

I made a few blocks this week too:
Susannah block (Quilters Ten BOM)

And I just finished up this little Asterisk Quilt for my front door . . . .
I'll write up a full post on this fun little quilt soon!

Linking up to:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Doll Quilt Swap 13

  I was lucky enough to get a spot in the
Doll Quilt Swap on flickr this round!
My partner likes bright colors, grays,
and one of her favorite mini quilts is
So here is what I came up with:
 I added selvages to some books,
and quilted straight lines or zig zags on others.
I did a small FMQ stipple in the background,
and backed it with an Ikea print.

I hope my partner loves her new bookshelf mini quilt!