Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Nerds Do Craft It Better!

I recently went through a phase where I signed up for every swap available on IG.  One of the swaps I signed up for was "Nerds Craft if Better" hosted by @jrshules.  My husband is an ultra-nerd, so I thought that perhaps if I put his nerdoms into the Google survey I would receive something wonderful and creative to put in his office area.  I had the pleasure of making something for @ellenlamb, who made a great mosaic and gave me tons of inspiration!!  I decided to try something new for me - letters!!

I was inspired by Blossom Hearts Quilts Easy ABC QAL and drew my letters out on graph paper, than did some research into my partner's nerdoms and found a symbol that represented each one of her favorites.  I also used my brain and quilted the mini before doing the applique - so glad I remembered to do this this time!!
I choose to do some stylilzed echo quilting in the letters so each one is different!  I really like how this turned out - even though I usually don't use text in my quilts, I may have to make one with some of my favorite phrases!
Do any of you uber nerds recognize the game I used as a background for the quilt?   It's my husbands!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

April Finishes!

I've been super busy making bee blocks and swap items, so my products larger than 24" x 24" finished have been lacking, but with summer coming I'm looking forward to beginning and finishing some bigger projects!
Up first I have a baby quilt that I donated to project Linus.  I originally began this project last year for a former co-worker who was expecting.  Unfortunately, I was unable to attend her shower and she needed to have the gifts at the shower.  (Don't get me started.) So I shelved the quilt and purchased a Target gift card.  This year, my guild, The Tampa Modern Quilt Guild is doing this WIP contest - I'm not really sure about the specifics, but I finished this quilt, donated my fat quarter, and am hopefully in some kind of drawing!
Yes, my husband is wearing white shorts, a white shirt, and black socks in this picture.

My next finish is a sweet baby quilt for a co-worker. I used the intersection tutorial from Film in the Fridge.  When I asked for the colors of the nursery, she actually sent a picture of a quilt from either Target or Pottery Barn.  However, since I knew mine would be better I went ahead and made one anyway!
I don't know why my husband enjoys being the "Quilt Creeper" so much!  We've been super busy and haven't had time to do our forays into nature for good quilt pics lately, but I'm hopeful things will slow down after May is over!