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61  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Lap Quilts For All Swap: Round 4 Gallery on: August 26, 2009 10:36:28 AM
It's done!!

Row 1: John, SandyB, John, Laural
Row 2: chinarockfishakm, John, me, whoopdedoo
Row 3: KRB, klum, Audrey, gordongirl
Row 4: me, glittergirl, 1boy1girl1kitty2

Thanks a million to everyone in my group for making these awesome blocks!!!
62  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Tea Towel Tour 5 [signup until Aug-31 SEND Sep-2] on: August 17, 2009 05:48:54 PM
Woohoo! so many awesome stitchers signed up! And welcome to j_q_adams, our first guy in the group! so glad everyone's excited to start! Me too! Tonight, I'm gonna start working on the apron I'm sending out!
63  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV on: August 17, 2009 12:06:35 PM
oh, rectangel, she's stunning! her eyes are absolutely gorgeous! you packed so much amazing detail here! I love her hair bow too! WOW! ok, now I'm redrafting what I'm stitching for my apron (yup, I'm going with an apron too!)
64  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Tea Towel Tour 5 [signup until Aug-31 SEND Sep-2] on: August 13, 2009 09:53:25 AM
Wahooo!! I'm very excited for this next round!
Thanks so much, rectangel for being our super organizer again! You're the greatest! Love your Tea Towel Tour 5 banner stitching! Looks familiar...  Wink
65  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Tea Towel Tour 5 [signup until Aug-31 SEND Sep-2] on: August 13, 2009 07:13:00 AM
Ritapizza's Soda Pops

... joined forces with Susie's Sassy Stitchers!
66  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: What I've been up to this week on: August 12, 2009 12:12:17 PM
wow! this is beautifully made!
67  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Peacock Trapunto UDATE: Now in Technicolor on: August 12, 2009 09:33:19 AM
so amazing! you've really inspired me to try this technique even though it looks really hard! I'm already jealous of your swap partner!
68  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: My quest is completed- two I spy quilts finished on: August 12, 2009 09:32:03 AM
wow! these are so cool! it must have taken a long time to fussy cut all those squares! I love the personal touches you added too like the I love you hand!
69  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Daydreaming Mermaid Quilt (now with process pics on page 8) on: August 12, 2009 09:29:23 AM
So gorgeous! You're such an artist! It's such a beautiful and serene composition and all that tiny patchwork is amazing! Wow!
70  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Sweet Charlotte Baby Quilt on: August 12, 2009 09:22:37 AM
This baby quilt I finished for my friend's first baby girl who was born in February this year. I sent it to her in Boston a while back but haven't posted about it here yet. It's soft and girly and sewn with love <3 Its made from a charm squares pack of Urban Chiks Sweet line and sashed with some yummy peach solid fabric. And the blue wavy binding turned this quilt from something I liked to something I LOVED!! And I embroidered some birds and her name on the quilt too for a special personal touch. I hope to visit my friend in Boston someday so I can see her little angel enjoy this quilt! Smiley

(Domokun I made for my bf is modeling the quilt~<3)

Here is the best picture I have of the full quilt before I sent it to little miss Charlotte, the adorable newborn recipient~

I love quilt because of the beautiful soft colors and the simplicity of the design with a couple of embroidered embellishments. The simple design let me focus on things like the free motion quilting of roses and leaves and add embroidered birds to add some whimsy and charm. When I quilt, I dont want any wrinkles in the quilt top which could come from my embroidery hoop so thats why I quilted this first then I embroidered the details afterwards since the quilt is already pretty and crinkly from the quilting. I think it worked out nicely because the birds fit in perfectly wtih the flow of the quilting without any distortion of the quilt top Smiley It's about 42" x 42". I talked a bit more about how special the quilt is here.

Some more detail shots~

Thanks for looking~! <3
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