Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Four Seasons Swap in the mail


Hooray! I finished my project for the Four Seasons Quilt Swap and it is going out in today's mail.

I ended up purchasing a kit from Starr Fabrics at the Marin show over Labor Day weekend. The pattern was free with the charm pack and I didn't have to supply anything but the batting.

I did improvise a bit on the leaves and made them using a trick I learned from my pal Joanie. I fused two layers of fabric together with fusible web and then cut the leaves out. They are quilted onto the top and thus are somewhat free-floating.

The quilt sits in the mailbox as I write, waiting to make its way to ________????? The deadline is Sept. 30th, so I actually beat it by a few days.

Next up: Quilting on the baby quilt I pieced at the Linda Balllard retreat in June which will be easy now that the Bernina is back from her servicing visit. Then quilt the Pumpkin Divas wallhanging for Sarah.



12 comments:

Supermom said...

gorgeous!

Tazzie said...

Just beautiful Jan, I really love the dimensional leaves. You've quilted them beautifully.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Su Bee said...

What a slick trick! I'm going to try that tonight, since I'm playing anyway.. Gorgeous quilt! How big/small is that?

floribunda said...

wonderful quilt, Jan! I'm totally loving the 4 seasons swap

Clare said...

Beautiful colours. Really Autumnly.

Verry Sherry said...

jan, that is soooo gorgeous. Well done!
I just have to do the darn label and mine is is due to go out too!!

Nancy said...

Feeling dense. The quilt is gorgeous but I can't figure out how the leaves got attached. It's early, though . ..

Quilt Pixie said...

wonderful tip to create free floating leaves! I'll have to add that to my tips collection :-)

Anonymous said...

I love this quilt! I am looking for the kit at PIQF.
Kathy B

Cypress said...

Aha! I found you, Jan! And, hmmmm...what a lovely post. That quilt looks just like the one hanging on my wall....

Don't hate me people of blogland, but this fabulous bit of quilty goodness now belongs to ME!!!! I am so, so thrilled to give it a home...it is perfect, don't you all agree?

Jan, the stars must have been aligned in my favor when our dear Four Seasons swap hostess matched your name up with mine...I'm a happy girl! Thank you a zillion million!

Fiona said...

Rats! I was hoping it would be heading my way ... mine hasn't arrived yet. Lovely quilt, not wonder Cypress is so pleased.

Rose Marie said...

Your mini quilt is quite the beauty and I really like the leaf tip!