Thursday, August 30, 2007

My Four Seasons Quilt Swap piece is complete . . . almost. Pieced, quilted, bound and laundered - all that's left is to stitch the label to the back. It can then begin the journey to its new home.
When I first signed up to participate in this swap, my head was swirling with ideas. Then reality hit - I needed to accomplish a piece that not only made me happy but someone else. I hope the new owner enjoys the plaids being crooked and cut off-grain. Funny, I never worry about these things when I make a quilt for myself. I aim to please but want my style to come through as well.
Then there is the label. Let's just say I'm not always the best when it comes to labeling quilts. But a label on each swap was part of the deal. It had to be done. I tried to write a poem of my own. Something that would bring together fabric and word. Here's a flash - I AM NOT A POET! This morning I found this quote by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Oh Joy! A perfect description of fall and quilt all in one.
Now I'm off to work on the first quilt from Prairie Children and Their Quilts. I've decided to just start at the beginning and work my way through all 14 quilts. I have my fabrics selected and some of the cutting done. Hopefully you will find me at the machine by late afternoon.

26 comments:

Lucy said...

oooh Libby, I wish I was the receiver of this beauty!!

Bren said...

I must be suffering from menopause! I actually had tears reading your label! The mini is wonderful!!!! The lucky lady who gets it will be so pleased I am sure.

Sweet P said...

Your quilt is adorable. If I were in the swap I'd be thrilled to receive it. The quote from Laura is a great finishing touch.

Fiona said...

It looks beautiful - all the more so because the plaids give it that extra quirkiness and movement.

Guðrún said...

This quilt is so special, I would be more than happy to receive it. I hope you had a great time at the sewing machine.

Carol said...

Libby it is just wonderful...the person receiving that is one lucky girl. Have fun sitting at your machine sewing.

Littlepenpen said...

The new owner will love it! Beautiful fall quilt! I need to look up the Prairie Children and their Quilts.... sounds very interesting.

CONNIE W said...

It's a wonderful quilt with an extra special label. I, along with all the others, would be more than happy to receive it, and I'm sure your recipient is going to be excited about it.

Marcie said...

Ahh Libby, it is too wonderful for words! How can I get on your list. I've been good all year long! Promise!

Finn said...

It turned out beautifully Libby! I love the primate energy it has, and the geese making their way through the stars is perfect..just perfect.
You did a great job, the quote from the book seems to have been meant for this little quilt. Can't wait to see what you do next. Hugs, Finn

Hedgehog said...

Love it! Can't imagine anyone wouldn't. And I love the LIW quote, too.

meggie said...

Lovely little quilt. Who could not love it!

Screen Door said...

It's beautiful...The label on the back is really special.

The Calico Cat said...

Neat quilt! I love the blues behind the flying geese. I quilted and labeled mine last night, just need to bind it this weekend. (I thought your broken dishes quilt was your swap quilt...)

Angie said...

Wow,Libby, I wanna be your swap partner!! That quilt is wonderful! Plaids, my favorite! :D

Yvonne said...

I love it....I can't imagine that your partner won't be thrilled with it.

McIrish Annie said...

Libby, I read your post about San Luis Obispo. We were there about 5 years back heading down the coast for LA. What a great town! We always love a college town but this one was exceptional! thanks for the pics and a revisit!

Knot Garden said...

I love the quilt, including the off-grain fabrics, and the quotation is so appropriate. Who wouldn't love to receive it!

Nicole said...

Your quilt turned out just beautifully.

Darlene said...

I wish I was your swap partner - it's fabulous and speaks volumes about you, Libby. The receiver will love it. And, the label is perfect.

I can't wait to see your progress with all the quilts from Prairie Children and Their Quilts - great idea.

Judith said...

It is beautifull. You can send it here.
I am really looking forward to see what will arrive in my mailbox.

kjquilts said...

I love your little fall quilt! I'm sure your swap partner will love it too. The label is perfect. Makes me wish I had joined in on the swap!

Patti said...

I don't know about your swap partner, but I'd be totally thrilled with such a wonderful quilt. Plaids - my favorite - and perfect colors for fall. I'd say you did a marvelous job on this Libby!

(As you did on the acorn table runner for PFAQ also!)

Dawn said...

Oh I love it Libby! Your stuff always speaks to me! And the quote from Laura is wonderful for the label! I have that prairie children book! I can't wait to see what you make!

anne bebbington said...

Libby - this is beautiful - whichever member of the Quilt Police decreed that plaids should always be cut exactly on grain should be shot at dawn - they are always so much sweeter when they're a little crooked :o)

Dannielle said...

I love this quilt!

I first saw it when I was "shopping" the pictures at the Flickr group. It's one of my favorites. :)