Since the two swap parcels have arrived at their homes I can show you what I made. The first one was for the scissor keeper swap from last fall. I got behind on this swap and my partner foolishly said “whenever you have time”. Well I finally had to just say to myself “NOW” as there was always something else urgent that needed to be done. Here is the scissor keeper I made for Kerry-Ann who lives in Texas. You can see my recent sewing influence at work here. My flower was inspired by Ann Weber's Flower Patch block in the latest Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine.
The other one was the Friends with Benefits swap. I received this lovely sewing folder from Lyn in New Zealand. What gorgeous embroidery!
And here’s what it looks like on the inside.
Lyn also sent a copy of New Zealand’s only quilt magazine. Pretty quilt on the cover!
I sent Lyn a blue and yellow friendship sampler made in this quilt-along from Joanne at Thread Head. Lyn had answered my Tag questions from this post so I knew that one day she wanted to make a quilt in blue and yellow, which are the colours of her province in New Zealand. I also knew that her first attempt at quilting was a sampler quilt that she never finished. So voila…
The finished size of this is about 11” by 7”. It was challenging to make the tiny blocks and be precise. I used Joanne’s suggestion to use YLI silk thread for the quilting and I really liked how it looks.
I forgot in the last post to show all the “extras” that Leslie sent along with my name hanging. Look at the lovely batiks and a whole lot of fat quarters of pirate fabrics plus a little strip of fireman fabric which I’m already using!
I did my first sewing today for the last few weeks. I made two blocks for the 6 inch swap for May-June today and got them in the mail. I am forcing myself to do some sewing as my doctor said I need to “make” myself do things. My swap partner wanted any star blocks in blue and white.