Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Swap Quilt 2.0

Recognize these stars? Remember when I made the quilt to swap and then ended up making another to send instead? It occurred to me that I never showed you the second quilt!

The stars were part of what went into the second quilt. Another part was this bit of intuitive piecing that looked to me like a house, tree, and butterfly. This is a detail shot taken after the quilt was finished.

The first quilt featured a pair of batik face panels. In this one I used another of the panels from the set, but this one had two faces in one panel:

And this is how I put all the parts together:

Unfortunately this isn't the greatest overall shot but it appears to be the best I have. The whole quilt is hand stitched with rayon floss and then embellished with beads and sequins. Fewer beads than on the first quilt but just as many stitches!

FYI, I've added a few links to sites with information about Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and the hidden toxins in everday products on my sidebar, just below the "About Me" box. My intention is not to turn this blog into a soapbox for my personal battles but it is important to me that I take the opportunity to educate people as much as I can.


  1. Spectacular! I wish I could see it enlarged, for the details. Could you post it to Flickr?

  2. It's a great quilt Sue. I had forgotten you'd made that star that is on the Liberated Quilters logo. It looked familiar, but I couldn't place it.
    The entire quilt is just great!
    And what a good article on chemicals, thanks for posting that.
    P.S. Love the 'ruler' idea! Hugs, Finn

  3. I thought I recognised the star! I googled Liberated Stars and the image came up in the first 10!

    I love all those batiks.

  4. Very pretty. I like those two faces. And I appreciate the links to chemical sensitivity sites.

  5. oh..super...this came out just wonderful...

  6. Ohh, NICE! Strong work. I have to try stars some time.


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