Sunday, 13 April 2008

Babushkas purple and green

It really has been far too long since any kind of crafting was shown on this blog, so....

here is my initial dolly quilt for the Booty Swap, which is now not going to my swapee (I have other plans) in progress.

I remember reading something about challenging yourself when it comes to a swap - don't just make the same old thing you are good at, but find a new style, a new pattern, new colours, whatever!

I have had this book for some time now: Cut-Loose Quilts by Jan Mullen; she has a 'Crooked' style (very refreshing!) of Stack, Slice, Switch and Sew and have made a wall quilt from her Mainly Rectangles; three-patch units (see this post) , but decided to give her 'double squarez-in-squarez unit' (she loves her 'z's) a go - you have to follow simple maths but she lays it all out for you in the book.

Voila - too easy! Why was I so scared? I love this little one peeping from the side:

I threw the quilt onto our patch of purple Salvia - I know it's not finished, but I needed to post!

6 comments:

Louise said...

Bronwyn it's lovely! I believe I missed you on Friday at Amitie - I worked yesterday instead. Glad to see you doing a quilt swap , I think they are great fun, good practice and very achieveable. I look forward to seeing the one you send and the one you receive. I keep forgetting you get one in return!

dontlooknow said...

I love it! Very cute ... I just love purple!

Gina said...

This is gorgeous! Love the fabrics and colour combination, very sweet :O)

jovaliquilts said...

Such a nice quilt! I own the Cut Loose book and just love it.

I'm in the booty swap, too, just stopping by to meet you. I'm trying to look at everyone's blog. Enjoy the swap!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

The purple and blue work really well together!

In answer to your question about labels, I got mine from www.cashs.com.au (online shopping tab). They were simple black on white but had a variety of fonts to choose from. They were well priced and I received them in a few days. I don't sell any of my stuff but it is fun using labels.

susan said...

gorgeous colors!!
what a lovely quilt!!!