Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Swap reveal

Look at what I got in the mail, a Nosegay wallhanging. I love this block but have never made one. Jessica over at Scrappy n' Happy offered to make me one in return for something to hang out at her place.
I happily obliged and I love what she made me. I have a crush on red and aqua and I have a crush on these fabrics too, thank you Jessica, it's beautifully made.
And a cute little ring pincushion was a bonus gift in the package, love it.
Here's what I sent, some more Kaffe love and a block from Kim's pattern The Garden Quilt.
I free motion quilted this one and had a lot of fun. I did all sorts of quilting designs on it. I'm calling this my smorgasboard quilting.
I knew Jessica had a spot all picked out to hang it so I took the liberty of adding some hanging gizmos on the back using these picture hanging strips and some twill tape.
This method is fabulous because it means you don't have to have any holes in the wall and it can easily be removed. Now I need to find some time to do all my doll quilts the same way.
The information for doing the strips is over on Quilt Otaku with a video link and in the video, you can see how to remove the quilt off the wall without straining any stitches on the quilt.
I just have one more swap to get my skates on and finish, no sneak peeks or you'll be able to guess what it is.
Over at Manaiba's blog, Sewjournal, there is a special quilt auction happening for a 1930's reproduction quilt, It's for a very worth cause, go have a look over here.

37 comments:

shez said...

They are both beautiful Janet what a great swap.

Sewjournal said...

Janet thanks for the link to the Charity Quilt Auction. I'm really intrigued by how your hanging system works. Thanks for sharing this.

Christine said...

Both quilts are beautiful, isn't lovely to have a little swap and each person receiving a quilt gift.
Janet your quilting is amazing.

Christine

Darlene said...

Beautiful swap!

Cathy said...

Your quilting looks fabulous now; shows how far you can progress with talent and practice. I admire your diligence in keeping up with the practice sessions.

Oops-Lah said...

I already admired your lovely mini quilt over at Scrappy n' Happy and now I can do the same with Jess' quilt here. Both are equally beautiful! Recently I was also the lucky recipient of one of Jess' gorgeous little quilts.
PS: Just watched the video! Very clever indeed.

Patchwork and Play said...

What a wonderful swap! You would both be supremely happy with your quilts! I must check out the hanging method, looks interesting!

Jessica said...

I love my quilt Janet! I am glad you love yours too!
I off to watch that video now.

dragonfly gypsy said...

Hi Janet, LUV both little quilts. Your quilting is just amazing. Cheers Sharron

Karen said...

I am just amazed at how fast you progressed in machine quilting. Just beautiful!

Janet said...

Your machine quilting is AMAZING!! What a fun swap. I like the Nosegay block too - I slept half of my life under one made by my grandma :0)

Nedra said...

What a great idea to use hanging strips for small quilts!
And your quilting is perfect!

Joan said...

Wonderful swaps Janet - and your quilting is so beautiful. Those hangers are intriguing...will go check them out...just what I need I think!

Notjustnat said...

Beautiful little quilts for your swaps. Love your machine quilting Janet - Hugs Nat

Nifty Quilts said...

My goodness! Your quilting is just fabulous!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous gifts for you Janet, and your quilting is amazing! Love the hanging strips, will look into those thanks for the tip. xo

frayedattheedge said...

Fabulous swaps! Every time I see your machine quilting, I think 'must practise more'!!

Kathie said...

beautiful little quilts, wow I love them both!
the quilting on your flower garden block is to die for!
great job!
love the way to hang them as well!
Kathie

Crispy said...

Ooooo pretty swap you received!! Oh Janet, your quilting is just amazing!! Your swap partner is one lucky gal!!

Crispy

alobsiger said...

What a fun swap. Your quilting knocks me over, Janet! I love the Command strips (poster and picture) to hang quilts. I just stick the strips directly to the back of the quilt because I'm ultra-lazy and it works. :-)

Janet said...

Love the trades. They are very
happy wall hangings. Thanks for
the tip on hanging them. Cute cushion too.
Janet

Teresa said...

I just love your machine quilting!!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Mimi said...

Your quilting on the Kim flower is "over the top"!!! I want to be like you !

Stephanie said...

Beautiful swap given and received. Your quilting is amazing. I love the nosegay block. I have 2 patterns on my "to do" list. How fun to just have one block instead of the thought of making an entire quilt.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Both quilts are adorable. Your quilting is amazing!

Taryn said...

The hanging system is great! I must do this for my small quilts. They've been living in a pile because I am so hesitant to put so many holes in my wall. I wanted to be able to change them out and now I can! Thanks for a wonderful contribution to the "learn something new everyday" category of my day. Oh, and your little Kim McLean flower is very pretty.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Janet! They're both so beautiful -- a wonderful swap. And your quilting -- just GORGEOUS!!!

Lori said...

What a great swap! Thanks for the heads up on hanging small quilts too!

Mary said...

Love that block! I fell in love with it when I first saw it in the Material Obsession book. So lovely. Your quilting is so amazing! Just fantastic!

Carrie P. said...

Great swap. They are both beautiful and certainly express your style.

Miriam said...

Stunning quilting, Janet!!!
Thank you for the link to the video. What a great idea!
I love the little pin cushion.

Kaaren said...

Great swap. Love the nosegay and the pincushion is darling.

Your free motion quilting is absolutely to die for, Janet! Simply stunning!

Ann Champion said...

What pretty little quilts!
The little pin cushion is so sweet too.

Thankls for sharing the hanging technique. It's so clever.

Your quilting is fantastic! :)

Ivory Spring said...

Both are beautiful! Your quilting is gorgeous - I just swooned.

Rachaeldaisy said...

You both recieved stunning pieces of art. Janet your quilting is outstanding!!! Thank you for sharing the hanging tips.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

great ideas! these will be lovely on the wall.

imquilternity said...

Your quilting is fabulous!! Wow! Thanks also for sharing that great idea (& link) for hanging quilts. I'm always trying to find new and better ways of doing it.