Monday, March 1, 2010

Mystery Exchange Quilt

When I decided to go to Amy's retreat for a second year I had some experience behind me and decided that I would limit the projects I brought with me and that I wouldn't take on more than a couple new projects. I get easily back logged!!! If you know what I mean. I'm so behind that I don't even want to think about it. I just move forward and do the best I can. So.... anyway...

When my friends tried to talk me in to signing up for the mystery quilt I first said "NO." But to their credit, they kept asking me. Rae Ann reminded me how much I love civil war reproductions and so, at the very last possible minute I committed myself to joining the exchange.

We each had to purchase 1 1/4 yard cuts of 3 assigned colors and 1 1/4 yards of two background prints. My color was GOLD, Rae Ann's was GREEN and Diana's was TEAL. I'm pretty sure Susann did the exchange too, but I can't remember what color she was given.

Here's a look see at the fabric we all cut. Amy and her girls put together the kits for everyone that signed up. I counted 24 kits. WOW!

I'm excited to get started on the quilt once I decide and once the wedding plans are done. I'm thinking my life is too busy, maybe it won't be until schools out before I can concentrate on this wonderful quilt.




I know many of you may have seen these two quilts already but for those who haven't here they are. I have to say I am so very pleased that I decided to sign up for this exchange. I might have broken down in tears of sadness.

I love everything about these two quilts and it's going to be difficult deciding which one to make.

What a dilemma!!!

Wish me luck on deciding which one to make.....






Maybe I'll have to make both... one day.....

I certainly have enough fabric in my stash to make a second one. lol.

18 comments:

Barb said...

What beautiful quilts.....

jaybird said...

love them both... but if i had to pick... i'd pick the first one!

Jackie said...

Both are gorgeous quilts! I know which one I'd pick and am interested to see which one you're going to do.

Material Mary said...

love them both--what fun!!
Mary

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Definitely BOTH Kim! They are both so gorgeous, no way you can choose just one!

Needled Mom said...

Good luck!!!! Both are gorgeous!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, what a fun exchange! I'm voting for the baskets -- I've been toying with making one of those myself!

Nedra said...

That would be a hard choice. I love them both. And I'm glad you signed up too, because working on projects with girlfriends brings so much joy. You will always look at those quilts and remember your dear friends.

Rae Ann said...

I am happy that you decided to do the Mystery Quilt with me. It is going to be hard to decide which one we will do. Possibly both for me at some time. :)

a little bit biased said...

You made a good decision to sign up. They're both beautiful. It would be hard to decide on WHICH one though. I think I lean towards the...oh, nevermind, they're both stunning.

Karen said...

This is an interesting exchange. I can understand you not wanting to participate but also can understand how glad you are that you have.

AnnieO said...

A very difficult decision! I'm leaning towards the baskets as it will soon (yep, not too far off) be time for Easter baskets.

Mel said...

I've swapped with friends years ago to do a nickel quilt, it's a fun idea!!

onlymehere said...

They're both beautiful and I know you'll do a fantastic job as always. Guess I missed something on a wedding coming up. Good luck with that!

bingo~bonnie said...

wow - those are some really pretty quilts! And like you it would be hard to choose - so just flip a coin and you can't loose!!

and then after you get that one made with the kit... make the other with your stash ;)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Amy said...

Hi Kim...I enjoy your blog. Not sure if I've commented before, but just had to put in my "two cents." I vote for the baskets....they are too sweet!

Amy

Mary said...

Kim your fabrics look great and I vote for the first one!!! This was a good one to cave on.

Janet said...

I'm new to your blog...love it!
Those baskets are really adorable, but I'd vote for #1.