Monday, January 17, 2011

"Who Am I" Swap

I joined up with a small group from the Dallas Modern Quilt Guild and we decided a swap was something we all wanted to do. The theme was to make the quilt about ourselves which was way too hard for a first swap. We all seemed to struggle a bit with the idea of portraying ourselves somehow in the form of a small quilt. We drew numbers to see who got what quilt and once they were opened and explained we couldn't wait to decide on a new swap. The next one will be simply "Valentine".

Kristie made an applique quilt and her inspiration was Pat Campbell. I love Pat Campbell's designs as well and am still finishing Jacobean Christmas that I had started in Oct. 2009.

Daisies from Janet's wedding was her inspiration. She wanted Daisies and was told that they would be too ugly for a wedding but her mom put one in her bouquet.

Angie loves redwork, little girls and vintage fabric and she was able to incorporate all of these into this darling wall hanging. I know there were some other things she talked about but I can't remember what all represented her.

Sarah is all about hearts, funky and bright. She had so many things on her quilt that told who she was and was even able to find fabric that was printed with things she loves.

Susan designed the quilt that I received and it had triangles, english paper piecing, wonky log cabin and crazy quilting with scraps. She named it "Hoot Am I" since that is the name of the fabric line she used. I just love it and I happened to use the same fabric line for the quilt I made.

My inspiration was a rooster. I have always loved roosters because my grandmother collected them so that is what I remembered most about her. I used gray as the background since that has always been one of my favorite colors. I found fabric that had eggs on it which was so appropriate and quilted it using a hexagon to make it look like chicken wire. Kelleigh designed the layout and insisted it had to be 3D so the squares were actually made and quilted and then sewn onto the quilt. And I used scraps to piece the back.

We had such a great time swapping and are excited about the next one at the end of February.


Ellyn said...

oh I love yours too! All so cute.

Melissa said...

Great quilts. I like that you quilted the squares then added them to your quilt, a neat idea!

Cyndi said...

So much fun, and so funny that the quilt you made and the quilt you received looked so much alike. All were so beautiful and so talented.