Thursday, March 17, 2011

Doll quilts in review

This quilt was my first submission for the doll quilt swap  I used inspiration from an old children's book my father had.  My Grandmother used to read to me from it.  The poem goes;
A little yellow monkey
In a banyan tree
One morning got the giggles,
Going tee-hee-hee

And then he went to snoozing
In the banyan tree
And dreamed that the fishes
In the bright blue sea were
Dancing on the breakers
Going  tee-hee- hee.

It resides with Dena.

This quilt I mad for a placemat swap but it was really more of a doll quilt. I really liked the back as you could see the tree through the material.   My partner liked this one block and I thought that I would incorporate it in the front of the quilt.  

This quilt I made in the last doll quilt swap.  
  I made this quilt a year ago and it is made from all silk.  I  loved it's texture and quilting..More later

Monday, March 14, 2011


This is what I have been working on in the Doll quilt swap over at Flickr. We make a quilt to exchange with another person. My person usually likes very frivolous things with applique but she said she wanted something different. I free pieced the circles and then continued the curved piecing to the outside to give the illusion of movement. I hope she likes it. My original plan called for this gray linen which I may still do.. but she seems to like color so I will see if this catches her eye...
Ok. I am going to try to start this blog thing again.. as I am shit at it.. excuse the french... I have been following along Lynne over at Flickr and she is having a Quilt A- Long... they are encouraging us to use our blogs and well I have been slack at it. Sometimes I am just too tired to write and near the end I was just sending over things from flickr with out even saying anything. Now I think I will try to start again.. even with baby steps of just a few words at time. Any way you all should go over to flickr and see Lilly quilts.. QAL...

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Ticker tape quilt done

Ticker tape quilt done
Originally uploaded by mamamary2
I made this quilt with my son's 5th grade class. I went in and had them design the blocks with pieces of fabric that I had put fusible webbing on. We ironed on the designs and I took it home and sewed it together. This will be presented to the teacher as a gift for their last year in elementary school. It is 56/56. Thanks to ScrapHappy-Quilter for the suggestion on the border and banquopack for the quilt inspiration. I love the idea of a space to designate a border of the s

Pillow for PTS

Pillow for PTS
Originally uploaded by mamamary2
Here is my pillow for the Pillow Talk swap. It is a tree/bird in a pieced in circle surrounded by wonky stars. It is linen and scraps of other projects for the stars. I was going to do half squares, but when I made the stars I liked them so much I thought they would be better in the border. It is 20/20.

Back fo ticker tape quilt 2

I went to my daughter's class and each of the students designed a square. I took the squares home and sewed them together. This time I wanted to sew them on point to make it a bit different. She liked orange/turquoise so I had the orange around the border to keep the turquoise in the middle.

This is the back of the quilt. I tied in the orange/turquoise here.
These will be end of the year gifts for the teachers, from the students.

What you get when you are good at something

Ok... I made another quilt for my son's teacher. Some of the parents got wind of it and asked me to make one for this other teacher. I wanted to do it a bit different and did it on point. This is for my daughter's teacher...