Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tattle Tale Tuesday

I -told- you Mom has been lurking in the Quilt blogs! She even joined a Swap group. She joined a Doll Quilt Swap. There are 100 people (99 ladies and one gentleman). They will each make a small quilt between 12" x 12" up to 24" x 24". It must be quilted, and have a label on the back that has the maker's name and location. The quilts must be shipped by September 1. It is a secret swap. Mom knows the identity of her swap partner, and her color preferences, but Mom doesn't know who will be making a little quilt for her.

Mom was going to make the little Doll Swap quilt after the SSP was finished, but she is waiting for something so she can't work on the SSP for a couple of days, so she decided to have some fun and tackle this little quilt. She didn't expect to get so much done so quickly.

Anyway, I was happy to see that yesterday, everybody agreed with me. I liked the ABC's WITH the flowers.

Of course, Poppy Q was absolutely correct that the quilt needs a balance of colors. So Mom decided that one of the letters needed to be made in the same fabrics as the flowers. She picked the hot pink because it is one of the colors that appear in the letter "G," shown above, but she also tried this dark red-violet, but it doesn't photograph very well:


Here is the letter L made in the Hot Pink:
Here is the letter L made in the red-violet, the other color in the flowers:

Mom will replace the blue L with the pink one, and add the flowers somehow. She doesn't like the empty space above the flowers, so she'll play with it.

Don't worry, I'll tell you ALL about it!

8 comments:

Lux said...

Your mom is so very creative! That's cool about that Swap group ...

Tybalt said...

Wow! Your mom is so talented! I can't wait to see the finished product . . . I am very happy she is keeping the flowers like we suggested!

I wish mommy would take up quilting - I bet you get to have a lot of fun playing and laying on fabric.

DaisyMae Maus said...

I like how your momma chose the "L" 'cuz it's the same as in her name! Furry crafty!
DMM

felinesopher said...

ohh, very interesting about your mommy's story on quilt thing....so creative indeed:)

anyhoo, nice to meet you bcause we think it's our 1st visit here...

see our masseur kitties, Fatum & Brutum and when WE all become Significant Other to our beloved human

Derby said...

How about a butterfly or bee or??? to balance the flowers?

Camie's Kitties said...

What about a small butterfly above the flowers, or a bee? We do like that she decided to keep the flowers.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

We think there should be bees or flutterbys above the flowers. An mebbe a little kittie behind the flowers! An left of the "X".

Hey, what if the "bees" were little letter "B's"?

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Mom looooooves dem blue and green colors! What a beautiful and nice project.