Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Swapping!

I mentioned a couple of posts ago that I'd fallen off the swap wagon. I'm glad a had a little break and now I've tumbled back into swapping I'm having a grand old time!

First up is the Mouthy Stitches Swap. My Mama has assigned me a brilliant partner. I've done a bit of stalking, had a good rummage in my stash and come up with this.


A little braided panel for the front of the tote bag. I've had some lovely feedback from the others in the group and I'll be quilting it soon and making up the bag :)

Next up I just couldn't help myself signing up to the Pillow Talk Swap again, and I'm so glad I did. Again my Mama has given me a fantastic partner, and I dived into my extra special bag of teeny tiny scraps, pulled on my big girl pants, and started on this


A New York Beauty block, using the brilliant tutorial by Megan at Canoe Ridge Creations. I've spent a lot of today piecing and now it looks like this


I've got a bit more to add and then I'm planning a bit of hand quilting using perle cotton.

Somehow these swaps have made me abandon everything and they're all I can think about! I'm going to tear myself away for a couple of hours and try to get the house presentable, and make some dinner before anybody realises I've spent every spare minute of the last couple of days sewing and ignoring everything else!

Happy Wednesday!
Fiona x

24 comments:

  1. LOVE the rainbow colours against the texty prints ... beautiful x

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  2. What gorgeousness and I really would like a rummage in your stash!

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  3. Ooooh I LOVE your New York Beauty - it's really fabulous!!

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  4. Hehehe Fiona that is so true! I forgot about hanging out a load of washing and now have to re-wash it today. You have come up with two eye catching projects this week. Well done for finding inspiration again.

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  5. Both your partners are super lucky to have you - just lovely!

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  6. Fiona I thought the tote was looking great but now I've seen the pillow I am blown away, it is amazing!

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  7. Both show stoppers, and I love them both too! I may finally get round to doing some housework on Friday in time for some weekend play!

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  8. Stunning work - I hope your partner treats you just as well.

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  9. Holy moly, I'm totally in love with your NYB

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  10. Hmmm do I mug your pillow swap partner or your postie?

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  11. Lovely New York Beauty!! I've spent far too much time today working on my Mouthy Stitches project, so I know just how you feel.

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  12. I really love your blocks, gonna have to try that NYB for myself, once I pluck up the courage.

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  13. Bugger the housework, these are beautiful!

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  14. Oh that NYB is stunning Fi! And your MS partner is one lucky duck! Let the housework wait a while longer! Jxo

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  15. I'm also loving swaps now that I've had a good long break from them.
    Wow love both your blocks but that New York beauty is just FAB!

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  16. They both look amazing, damnit, why am I not taking part in them?! (yes, yes, I know, away for 3 1/2 weeks, blah, blah, blah ;o) ) BTW do you want me to bring you back anything fabric wise?

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  17. Your bag front is lovely. I'm sure your partner will love it! I would :)
    That NYB is just fab. AMAZING kid of fab.

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  18. The NYB is stunning - very very nice!

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  19. Those are both wonderful, your partners are very lucky.

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  20. wow Fiona, these are both amazing, what neat piecing for the NYB and I love the braiding for the tote

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