Progress report – 7/13July 13, 2008 at 4:56 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
Hi, swappers and interested observers! It’s been 5 weeks since most of you found out who your partner is. How is your quilt progressing? There’s just under a month left for those of you mailing to international partners; please be sure put in the time you need to, so that we can have happy senders (i.e., not rushed or apologetic) and happy receivers ( not languishing at the mailbox). Those sending to local folks still have about 7 weeks left.
So, on to the updates! Many of the quilters in our group have made some great progress:
Rebecca finished (yes, you read that right – FINISHED) in record time, and her quilt has ALREADY made it to lucky Amy of the Calico Cat. It’s a fantastic appliquéd bird on the stripy-est tree you ever did see. Amy plans to install the quilt in the bedroom of the Calico Kitten, her baby-to-be!
Amy, for her part, has been a thimble-making machine! She’s made hundreds, and has used them in several quilts. Her partner’s sure to love those darling repro prints. Here’s a link to her photo.
Another super-speedy quilter is Patty, whose colorful apple and pear quilt has made Jody a happy swapper.
And what a cute label she printed and embroidered!
Jody has been sewing away on her quilt, too. I love how the shadows really make those gorgeous fabrics pop!
Never fear, swappers: not everyone has completed her project yet. Many are still in the planning and sewing stages.
Donna has pulled a stack of inspiring prints from her stash. I wonder what they will become?
Elizabeth has appliquéd a fantastic squirrel. She really makes me want to work on a wool quilt! I wanted to add that her blog, A Quilting Life, is a new addition to the sidebar. Bad Swap Mama me missed her earlier on!
Leah has been auditioning different arrangements for her blocks on her design wall. How will she choose? They’re all stunning.
Sami’s Asian quilt is coming together nicely. I didn’t see the hexagons at first, but there they are! Marvelous prints, those.
Tanner has posted not only progress photos of a pretty floral quilt, but a clever tip for keeping your quilts-in-progress organized. Thank you!
And I’m so excited to see that Trisha’s working on one of my favorite kinds of quilts. Do you know what it is? If you don’t, you’re in for a wonderful surprise when we see more progress photos. Her partner’s in for a treat.