Wednesday, 18 April 2012

I've been busy

Not busy sewing - busy signing up for things! And I have totally forgotten to tell you all about them!
I signed up for the Modern She Made Swap pn Flickr. It's a secret swap and we can make anything. My partner asked for a sewing machine cover, and I've sketched what I want to achieve and posted two colour schemes - rainbow batiks or the same citrus fabrics I've used for my neon stained quilt. I'm not quite decided which way to got yet. And there will be some embroidery involved too, so watch this space.

Modern She Made Swap

I also signed up for the Quilting Mumma Mug Rug Swap. My partner is Liz in Sweden and I have some ideas, I just need to hope I can pull them off!

And have you seen the new challenge from Sew Happy Geek - to make a mini quilt based on a playing card? I'm seriously tempted!

SewHappyGeek Play Button

I love these challenges and swaps as I always want to try to make something original, which pushes me out of my comfort zone and makes me try new things.
Along with the Quilters Day Swap with my rainbow swoon(ish) block, the bee blocks and some blocks for the Siblings Together quilts I'm quite busy. It's nice to put a little note in with these packages and I struggle to find nice notecards - so I was thrilled when I was mooching about blogland yesterday and found this tutorial from Canoe Ridge Creations. What a great idea!
Back to the day-to-day, I have completed another two Farmer's Wife Blocks: Ozark Maple Leaf which I foundation pieced (and forgot to mirror) And Hexiecomb. In the book this is Honeycomb, but I changed it slightly to change the shapes and used four different colours! These two blocks brings my total to 80!

1 comment:

Cherie said...

I'm in both swaps too! Swaps are such great ways to meet new bloggers =D