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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Supernova Friendship Block Swap

Have you heard about this new swap? I was reading the Freshly Pieced blog the other day, and stumbled upon this combination quilt along/friendship swap.  At the end of 5 months, you have a finished throw and a new friend! It's not too late for you and a partner to join up! I have teamed up with my new pal Elita and we spent some fun hours yesterday searching for a bundle to use. Just as I was seriously starting to question her taste, (lol) we came upon this gorgeous bundle from Hawthorne Threads.
It's called Meadow by Beth Studley and I just love it! I was originally trying to find something to match my family room decor, but this is much more fun. We decided to use Kona white for our background and to maybe throw some Ash in there too. I can't wait to get started and to finally have my own quilt to snuggle up with!


Monday, May 5, 2014

An Auction Quilt

I'll have to be a little out of order in my sharing here. A week ago I returned from my 2nd Patchwork in the Peaks retreat in the breathtaking Swiss Alps and I've been inspired to get things finished ever since!  I'll have to share retreat pics next time because my husband "organized" the pictures from my camera and now I can't find them!

My latest finish is for an auction. My gutsy girlfriend is a volunteer for a charitable organization that her children belong to. She's gutsy because she signed up all her girlfriends to donate things for their upcoming auction and then she asked us.  So, we have someone donating Pilates lessons, someone painting a picture, someone baking, and me making a small quilt. Don't worry - we all offered to smack her before starting on our various projects.

I thought I should go with something neutral and modern in order to (hopefully) appeal to SOMEONE. I used various shades of grey, one shade of black and a tiny bit of Kona cactus. On the back is a fun print I discovered on a recent trip to Ikea. I call it Night Sky.

My daughter's insistent contribution to the staging
 Off to find the pics from last weekend..


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