Thursday, October 2, 2008

I'm back!

Wow, has it really been so long since I last posted? It's crazy how time can get away from you. September's been a pretty crazy month around here -- besides the whole back-to-school thing, my wife started working again after 4 years as a stay-at-home mom. Needless to say, adjusting to the new schedule has not been easy. I also took a trip up to NYC to visit my mom this past weekend -- more on that trip in another post!

In the meantime, remember the sweet little heart quilt I received from Denise as part of the Flickr swap group called Swap Til You Drop? I am finally getting around to loading pictures of the quilt that I sent to her in return. She's already received it, so it's safe to post pictures.

Here's my interpretation of the hearts theme that we had to stick to:





Sorry for the terrible pictures. It was raining when I was trying to get this package together, so I took these pictures inside ... and I still haven't mastered the art of taking good pictures inside. Denise has some better pictures in her Flickr stream here and here.

8 comments:

  1. I love this little quilt! Those fabrics are a favorite!

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  2. I love those fabrics! I also really like your binding-peppermint candy!

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  3. Hi John!! I love the new blog layout!

    OOoooo I like your interpretation of hearts! Especially the binding! Great job!

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  4. It is very cute! What that you that left the question on the flickr picture? I start line of stitching with a few in place stitches - end the same way. I also sometimes bring the bobbin thread up to the top, leave a tail, and then use a needle to put the tails into the quilt. With wallhanging, I'm not sure that you would need to do that, since it's not going to get the same wash and wear as a quilt that is being used. Well, you know what I mean by "used".

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  5. Very nice! I love that paisley fabric!

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  6. So I was invited and joined this swap but haven't signed up for a swap yet! I just can't manage it all - I don't know how you do it! (or attempt to :) ) Your quilt looks great!

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  7. Welcome back! And I love the little quilt.

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