Sunday, February 01, 2009

Pyjama Day




Geoff went off early this morning to Spain (for work) so the kids and I decided to have a do-nothing day - or rather, they did nothing (meaning watching telly & playing on the computer - though Olivia & Sarah did get bored at one point and decided to make a Roman chariot out of a shoebox) and I did lots.


This afternoon, I did the above piece, which is for the Four Seasons Quilt Swap 5: Monochrome. You can probably guess that the person I am sending to specified blue and winter... We are allowed to add white and/or black to the one colour; I have obviously gone for white. I will trim the piece square after I quilt it - no point doing it before that. I think I will quilt it in white, but not quite sure just how, yet.





This morning, I did two sets of postcards - one for the "Z is for" swap - I chose zig zags and decided to make the piece as a single unit and then divide it into four - here it is (above) both as a single piece and then as four. This is the last of the alphabet swaps I will be doing - I joined when they were on G, and although I was very tempted to go back and catch up with the beginning of the alphabet when it cycles around again (and had originally intended to) I have now decided not to, as I am moving away from swapping quite so many cards and only joining in swaps which particularly interest me.


These other four cards at left fall into the latter category - I have never done a shaker card before, so when I saw the swap come up I decided I'd give it a try - and as I have a small collection of Valentine's themed cards, which I have displayed in my postcard holder at the moment, a few more will make a nice addition...

5 comments:

Vicki W said...

Almost nothing beats pyjama day! I love the swap block and your postcards are really cool!

Quiltin' Jenny said...

I wish I had had a pajama day. It sounds lovely.

Your wintry trees are lovely and chilly looking. Have you considered quilting this piece with Sliver? Also, I think it might want to be Be-Dazzled. Or I might just be over-caffeinated.

Your postcards are adorable.

mumzy said...

Love the blue and white quilt. Nice postcards too.

Emma said...

I'm very partial to anything wintry - it's beautiful! I agree with Jenny's ideas, though I wonder what metallic thread is like to quilt with?

McIrish Annie said...

Love what you did for the winter swap! and the zig zag cards are great too. you made the most of the PJ day