Sunday, May 8, 2011

Girl on a Swing

 I had been wanting to make this "girl on a swing" mini quilt for some time so when I had left overs from a quilt I'm making as a birthday gift, I knew it was time. Although I'm not sure red was the best choice since there are red apples sewn along the bottom of the tree and some in the tree. But you can't see this because I used red scraps! ooops.  I like it though and now I have this out of the way I can move on to other things I feel the need to make but really don't need them.
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 I have a ton of old labels from starting about 10 years back. I just couldn't ever decide what I wanted so I have some for when I used to make cat houses and other cat things, one for things made for the home, 2 for costumes, 3 for babies/kids and some simple ones with just my name. I was thinking of what I could do with them and decided after I had made this mini quilt that I would sew these old labels in to things like this. When I don't want to waste one of my new labels (the mushrooms) but I want it to have a label to show I made it. I don't want my girls to be looking at my stuff some day when I'm gone and wondering if I made it or someone else did. If I was giving it away it would  have a new label but this is going on the wall and no one will see the back unless they look. I'm going to take down my mini quilt clothes line and sew old labels on all of them! How exciting! Just kidding, I have a life:)
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 I just finished reading The Winter's Sea. And LOVED it. LOVVVVVED it. It's about Scotland and Jacobite's and love. I'm now ready to start the new Sookie book!!!


8 comments:

Kelly's Korner said...

So cool! I've been wanting to make a version of that girl too, but thought the background would be too time consuming. It looks so good!

Norma's Nonsense said...

I LOVE this mini quilt! I think the red is perfect, of course red and I are best friends. This is so pretty!

venus said...

Wow-we-wow-wow! That quilt is beautiful!

Margaret said...

The mini quilt is awesome! And a great idea to put your tags on everything. My mom does that with all the things she has sewn for me and the girls.
I've been needing a new book to read, I'll have to check that one out. Sounds like something I'd like.

Corinnea said...

Love your little quilt. I too have seen it in several places and wanted to make one. Then I forget. Now I want to again... thanks...

Your tag plan is great!

Anonymous said...

I love the Mini quilt, it is very cute and will look good with the rest of yours. I think it is a wonderful idea to use the old labels on things like you mention and I think you should be excited about having a new place to put them. Also, didn't know there was a new Sookie book so I am even more excited to read that part. LY,
JennyBean PS...my word that I have to type to post this is coxicki :)

Jessica said...

Very cool! I love the fabric you used on the dress.
i love that you have a bunch of different labels!

lizy said...

GORGEOUS!!!! love it!!!!

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