Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mini Quilt Progress & a Swap

I dropped Nature Girl off at preschool this morning then I headed home to reintroduce myself to my sewing machine. We haven't spent anytime together for the last week and a half. With Nature Girl at school, I had two and a half hours of uninterrupted sewing time. It was wonderful! I spent the time working on my quilt for the Miniature Booty Quilt Swap. What's the one problem with having uninterrupted sewing time? No one to show your project too! I was excited about the progress but couldn't show my quilt to anyone. Usually my husband & Nature Girl are my audience and cheer my little craft endeavors. Which reminds me, tonight Nature Girl told me I was the best mom in the world. When I asked why she said"Because you do projects with me. No one likes to do projects alone. I like to help you." Awwwh melt my heart! How sweet is that?
I discovered something cool today. While I was trying to make the quilt tag, I discovered I can print on fabric using my printer. I was able to print a great tag with one problem. I can't get the ink to set, one washing and the tag is toast! I did find some info at Quiltpox.com concerning making quilt tags. If you're interested you can check it out here. I have a new HP printer and I'm not sure I can set the ink after reading the info at quiltpox. So now I have to experiment with making a new tag for Kristie's quilt. I have to finish binding the quilt and remake the tag then it will be finished. I really wanted to share photos but I don't want to ruin the surprise for Kristie so instead I'm posting a pile of fabric. I used a few of these fabrics in the quilt.

Speaking of fabric, Tracey at Itching 2 B Stitching is hosting a fabric swap. For details and to sign up, check here. I'm very excited to get new fabric. I've never done a fabric swap but it sounds fun! What crafter doesn't love surprise fabric?!!!


Serena said...

Hello, thanks for the nice comment on my BLOG. The mini quilt was actually inspired by a pattern that I saw in the Australian Homespun magazine. My style is not country at all, but my swapee likes country, but when I found that pattern, I quite liked it, so was happy to make it.

jovaliquilts said...

Well, that's tricky -- "some" of those fabrics will be in the miniquilt! The surprise aspect really is fun, isn't it?