Saturday, May 7, 2011

A beautiful exchange quilt and more work on En Vino Veritas

This incredibly beautiful quilt was made by Victoria Findlay Wolfe.  She hosted an challenge exchange over at 15 Minutes Play.  The challenge was to make something from nothing into a 12" finished quilt using the fabric making techniques we use on that site.  I have been loving all the quilts people have been making for each other, and I especially loved this one.  I was so excited today when I saw the postman put a squishy into my mail box.  Then, when I saw Victoria's return address, I was even more excited.  I am one very lucky woman to have received this quilt.  This is the quilt I made for the challenge.  It is on its way to its new home right now.

In other news of the day, I got back to working on En Vino Veritas.  I trimmed and pressed and finished piecing all 96 B units, so now I have two stacks ready to put together into squares.

I did get four blocks put together and up on the design wall so we could all get some sense of what it is going to look lie all together.  I am not really sure right now if the sage green was a good choice for the background, but I am going to live with it.  I really liked it at first, mostly because I like the color and the weight of the cotton is wonderful.  I am sure it will be fine when all is said and done.

I also washed the new fat quarters I got for the next preemie quilt.  I really don't like washing fat quarters because there is so much raveling, but it needs to be done for these quilts.  I have picked fabrics in cheddar, orange, and olive green.  Not really baby fabrics, but they are bright and cheerful.  I am going to make flying geese for this one.  Now, I have to find backing flannel that works with these colors.  Hopefully, I will have something to show you on this one tomorrow.
Happy Mother's Day to all of you who do mom-like things.
Joyful quilting, everyone.


Impera_Magna said...

What a beautiful quilt you received... very nice! I like the one you made just as well tho... I think I need to wander over to 15 Minutes Play and see what you all are up to!

Sarah Craig said...

I think you gave as good as you got on the swap quilts, Miki - both are gorgeous! And your En Vino Veritas block makes me drunk just looking at it - but it's awfully pretty!

Rachaeldaisy said...

I agree with the others, both swap quilts are beautiful. Your En Vino Veritas quilt is looking wonderful.

Karen said...

What a gift you have with your vision for color and block patterns. Thanks for what you do for Alzheimer's Art Quilts.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

hehe it's so fun to share! glad you liked the little quilt! You always have some FUN things going on at your house.. I need to come play!