Friday, June 21, 2013

Worth the Wait...

I'm sure most of you have heard the saying good things come to those who wait - well I will validate that.

I have had quite a few waiting incidents lately, and still have a few in the waiting cue. However  - a couple of my "waits" are over and with wonderful results. 

One of these had to do with the Doll Quilt Swap I am in.  I started in March and my first quilt swap partner had sent me a couple of messages letting me know that she would be late in sending my quilt. 
So yesterday I got home and received my March Doll Quilt   YA!   The theme for the month was "Animals"  I sent her a hand embroidered Cat in a hat box surrounded by 1930 repo fabric.  This is what I sent her.

And yesterday I got this adorable Doggie quilt.

With a Bone Label. 

So yes good things come to those who wait. :0).

The second "Good things come to those who wait"....

I was part of a swap called "Dreaming of Spring" mini quilt swap hosted by Michelle over at the Quilting Gallery.  Well my quilt swap partner on that is located in Austria.
This is the little quilt I sent.

 I sent the quilt out by the deadline on May 13 but had never heard anything from the recipient. So last night I sent her an email to see if she ever received it. Well I got an email this morning saying she had received it - "loved it and had taken it to her exhibition at the Stadtmuseum Traiskirchen and it got a nice place".  Okay so the translation is a little rough and I didn't know what that was or what it meant. But now after digging - The Stadtmuseum Traiskirchen is a Museum.  It is run by volunteers but from the sounds of it she put my little quilt into an exhibit that she has at the Museum.  WOW! 

So 2 good results from waiting!

I'm having a great day!

Blessings  Lynn

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Modern Mini Quilt Challenge

Modern Mini Quilt Challenge is finally here.  :0) 

What is a Modern Mini you ask?  Well I am not sure I, or anyone really knows - but after researching I came up with this answer. It is  just something different. Something that is either not traditional or traditional in a new way.

Well I am also in a group of ladies that swap doll quilts every month and on last months quilt I definately tried something different. The theme for the month was called "Shape Shifters" and it was doing a quilt in a shape that was not a normal quilt shape.  So I got some information from my Quilt swap partner, and went to town. (she loves cats) This was the quilt I created for her. My something new, that challenged me happens to be  "curved and inverted corner" binding.

 This is Called "Three Cats Ranch"

And here is a close up of the kitties.

Thanks so much for looking and thank for the challenge now go back here, and look at everybody elses mini quilts.