Saturday, June 27, 2009

Pat Winter, our hostess, is considering continueing the swap this Fall.
Here are the pieces I recieved.

Puzzle Piece Swap

The swap has been finished and here are my entries for the swap along with the pieces I received in return.

My pieces

Sunday, February 22, 2009

1st Puzzle Piece

I've finished my 1st crazy quilt puzzle piece. Initially I found it challenging to work in such a small scale but, as I worked, funny how BIG that small scale became!
I did find finishing it off a bit troublesome. The presser foot didn't like moving over beads as I finished off with a satin stitch around the edge. In a couple of places I had to take the presser foot off my machine to get the satin stitched edge. Since I couldn't "hoop up" the piece I had to hold the piece very tight as I freeform satin stitched. Not as smooth an edge as I'd like but, it all worked.
I will keep this in mind on my next pieces.

If any of you have been thinking ahead regarding finishing off all your swapped pieces I found this fabric at one of our local quilt shops. This is a batik (I think a Bali batik). The shop only had it in this color but, I'm sure it comes in others. I'm thinking borders. Yea, I know, I have to figure out how borders will work with the "in" tabs and "out" tabs of the puzzle pieces---------------oh, maybe I'll make extra pieces that are straight on the sides, just like a real jigsaw puzzle-----EUREKA what a thought!!!!!!!

Ok, I'm back to stitching--oops, got to go defrost something for dinner if we're going to eat tonight.


Nellie's Challenge

Nellie has suggested that I challenge myself with the seafoam green and coral color combination that I'm finding so challenging by making one of her birds using those 2 colors.
I think that's a great idea. Thanks Nellie.
I will post my result once it's complete, unless of course I flunk!!

Pat Winter's blog ( enabled me to add my music to my blog. I hope you are enjoying the music I've chosen. Pat, if you read this post thanks. Also, thanks for the tutorial on making the crazy quilt puzzle pieces. It was very helpful. I have my 1st almost finished.
I will post it when I have finished it but, I will not post all my pieces--they should be a surprise, right?

Off to stitch.