Monday, December 7, 2015

more swapping

Finishing up a year of swapping here...

First up is the Schnitzel & Boo swap from Instagram.  I was assigned @shoppershaz from Australia.  In stalking her feed I learned she loved the geometric sewing machine pattern from Quiet Play so I made her one.

Lots of paper piecing here but the pattern went together perfectly and I highly recommend it.  My partner also mentioned she had a daughter who would love a little something.  When I realized they had a new puppy I decided to make an extra mini just for her daughter.

Of course I used the Dog Gone Cute pattern by Sew Fresh QuiltsFar better than my photo is this one Sharon posted of the two of them with the mini.  Looks like a hit!

In return I received this modern hexi mini from @brynnsews!  I love it!

I also participated in a swap while attending Glamp Stitchalot.  My partner listed her favorite colors as orange, orange, & orange!  I love this clutch I made last spring from Anna Graham’s Handmade Style so I made another.  I also used this tutorial by Jeni Baker, one of the Glamp teachers, to make the patchwork gift bag.  I included a few orange extras as well. 

Finally, I participated in the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild’s annual secret swap.  I drew Brenda Ratliff’s name.  She owns Pink Castle Fabrics, has her own fabric line, and was the host of Glamp Stitchalot…so no pressure there!  I used her Pie Making Day fabric and made one block from each of the Glamp teachers.  I loved the Quiet Play sewing machine pattern so much I made another here in white (her son’s favorite).  It’s a Janome because she’s a dealer

In return, I received this beauty from @eschhousequilts.  Debbie is our guild’s president and a pattern designer.  Her work is outstanding and I am so pleased to have a piece of her to hang in my sewing room.

Not gonna lie...I got a little overwhelmed last month with swap deadlines so I'm taking a break from them for a bit.  Moving on to Christmas prep...

I"ll be linking up all this "sewcial-ness" with Sew Fresh Quilts Let's Bee Social!

1 comment:

  1. What an incredible time you must have had at Glamp! All of your mini's are so pretty - given and received! And that clutch is darling. Lovely in orange, orange and more orange.