Seattle Modern Quilt Guild Swap

OK, this one has been sitting around for a while now. I totally forgot to post it!

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Last fall we had a quilted gift swap with Seattle Modern Quilt Guild. Each of our swaps are a bit different. FOr this one we were randomly assigned someone to make a gift for. We used some website that we were able to tell each other what we liked, our favorite colors, if there was something we wanted and of course, what we don’t like. My partner’s favorite colors were celadon, coral and purple and she wanted a mini that was about 12″.

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12 inches? I can’t make someone something that small! I totally felt like I was skipping out on my partner. So for a while I decided to ignore that request. Then thought better and decided there must be a reason, right? Ends up there was! She wanted something for a little table she has! Glad I stuck with her request.

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And then it took me a while to come up with what to make someone that only wants a 12 inch block… What block to make? Do I make it up? I love Wombat Quilt’s list of free paper piecing patterns, so that is where I headed. This was another source of internal debate! Which one to use! I finally ended up using the Celebration by Quilting on the Square Block.

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Another debate I seem to always have with myself is how to quilt quilts. Especially mini’s. And this one I didn’t want to distract from the design, so I decided to quilt in the ditch around the star. I think it really makes the back cool too!

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And these were all fabrics I had on hand! I love sewing from my stash! And I’m so happy that the little mini was very well received by it’s new owner! It has a happy home!

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And what did I get? A super big pillow to match our living area by my pal Allison from Allison Sews. It’s lovely! And matches our living room perfectly! We have a green leather couch with yellow walls, which leads into an orange dining room. Trust me, it looks much better than I am explaining it! Anyway, the pillow picks up on all those colors!

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And check out these fabrics! I love them!!! I don’t sew much with prints, so I don’t know what they are, but I love them! And I love have something with prints!

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And here it is in it’s new home. It fits right in! And is getting loved by all! Thank you, Allison!

 

 

 

Modernista HomeMade Swap, Received!

And I love it! Look at all my goodies!

The first item I got totally shocked me! I so wasn’t expecting it! Honestly, I don’t exactly remember what I asked for in this swap, except for pot holders. I know I didn’t ask for anything holiday related and I don’t think I asked for a table runner. But during the swap Lee from May Chappell posted this picture of the table runner and I fell in love with it!

I ‘favorited’ it. But since I didn’t ask for holiday, I wrote it off as she wasn’t my partner. I also kinda regretted not asking for something holiday! Ha! Lucky Me! I got it anyway! Be sure to check out her tutorial!

Then it came in the mail!!! It’s awesome!

I love the quilting! And I love how the quilting shows on the back. Very cool!

The other part of my package was the pot holders I’d asked for. Our kitchen is bright green and I told her that I love bright colors.

Funny story… Our kitchen was bright green, then we remodeled and changed the green to a little darker color green, slightly toward the oliveish side, but not olive… It got dark feeling to me so we re-painted it… Ends up we repainted almost the exact same color that it originally was! Anyway….

So check out these colors! FANTASTIC!

ok, so what do you think? My old pot holder? Or the new ones??? hehehe… I think it’s time my old one moved on to the place in the skies that old pot holders retire to….

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