I’m so glad to finally be giving proper thanks to Eva for this beautiful mini!
I lost my original pictures when our computer crashed and then I completely forgot to re shoot.
The Atlanta and Ireland Modern Quilt Guilds did a swap over the summer and I was partnered with Eva of Pippa Blue.
I made her this mini and she sent this gorgeous one my way.
Thank you Eva!
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I had a complete freak out when I busted open my swap package.
I was drooling over the WIP of these slippers in the flickr group, so to have them arrive on my doorstep was a dream!
Rachel drew my name and she flat got it right in everything she sent. The colors, the patchwork, the fabrics, everything!
She also remembered that I had commented on one of her posts about this gorgeous journal cover. I was tickled to find it inside!
And Orla Kiely can do no wrong in my book. Love these notecards.
This is my inspiration mosaic, did she nail it or what?!
Thank you again Rachel, a million times over! I was telling her how much my daughter loves these slippers, she’s tried to snag them for herself.
I’m going to make her a pair of her own. Here’s a link to the pattern for women and for kids.
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I’m waiting for my partner to receive her package, so I thought I’d share with you!
This swap was between the hosts of each circle of the do. Good Stitches charity bee.
I made my partner a sewing machine cover and a journal cover (which I forgot to photograph, gah!).
I used this tutorial from Notes from the Patch. Very easy to make and I really like that it fully covers the machine and the pocket addition.
I’ll share my package tomorrow, I’m SO excited about it!!
I participated in a mini quilt swap between the Atlanta and Ireland Modern Quilt Guilds that just wrapped up.
This is the quilt I made for my lovely partner, Eva.
I was a bit intimidated in my pairing because she has such great taste and talent!
I stalked her flickr favorites and soon realized that we have very similar likes.
She had a lot of paper pieced patterns ( Ringo Pie-style) marked as favorites, and I’ve really wanted to give that style of piecing a try.
I am so glad I decided to give it a go. What an absolute thrill to complete!
This is the type of project that gives you such a sense of satisfaction. It’s like putting together a puzzle and as each section would come together I was straight up jumping around with excitement. ha! I’m a total nerd!
I would have never thought I could make something so intricate. Paper piecing is an amazing technique.
The pattern is from the Sew Out Loud quilt along from a few months ago. All free patterns that are blow-you-away amazing!
This particular one was created by Charise from Charise Creates. You can find it here.
Her post includes lots of tutorial links that help you get started paper piecing with freezer paper templates.
The quilt is still en route, so I hope I got it right!
Mine has arrived from Ireland and I need to get it photographed to share with you.
It’s beautiful! (Thank you Eva!)
Thanks for visiting,
Finally getting around to sharing my finished pillow for my swap partner!
This was the first New York Beauty block I’ve made and I was a bit nervous about it.
Paper piecing + curves had me a little freaked out, but they are really not so bad!
I always like it when something comes together easier than you anticipate. I used Sara’s tutorial from the NYB Quilt Along and it definitely helped the process. Along with lots of pins and patience.
The finished block sat on my design wall for awhile because I wasn’t sure how to quilt it. I’m glad that I didn’t rush myself.
I mostly used the seams as a guide to echo the piecing and then had a little fun in the center.
I started by stitching concentric V shapes and then realized if I shifted the piece 90 degrees clockwise and repeated the pattern, it created a fun star design.
I did an envelope back and bound the edges which was another first. I really love how it frames the pillow.
The pillow is still en route, so I’m excited to see what my partner thinks when it arrives!
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Oh my. Is that beautiful or what?!
I found this amazing beauty in my mailbox on Friday.
It’s taken me a few days to be able to share with you because I can’t stop staring at it!
My friend Amy organized a secret New York Beauty Pillow Swap.
Kati from The Blue Chair shared this pillow on her blog last week and I secretly hoped it was mine.
You can imagine the shrieking when I opened my mailbox and saw her name on the return label!
The quilting is incredible and the piecing absolutely flawless. Even the back is gorgeous.
I feel so so lucky, thank you Kati!
I’m actually finishing up the pillow for my swap partner today.
I have a bit more to piece and then on to quilting.
This secret swap stuff is a bit nerve wracking, I hope I got it right for my partner!
Mail day is tomorrow, so I’m off to sew.
Enjoying the weekend and feeling SO thankful for the men and women who sacrifice to protect my family and our freedom!
Happy Memorial Day, Lindsey
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Well, hello there! *waves*
It’s been awhile, huh?
Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving and I guess Halloween too?! I’ve been spending more time with my family and it feels good to have taken a little break.
Glad to be back though with something crafty to share!
I signed up for the Goodie Bag Swap this round and this is the bag I made for my secret partner. I am not a big fan of orange, but I really wanted to keep this little bag!
This is the Keyka Lou Messenger Bag and it’s a great pattern. Lots of fun details and room to add your own personal touch. My partner loves orange and linen so I made the bag from a charcoal linen and did a patchwork flap for the front.
The pattern calls for webbing for the strap, but I liked the idea of using the linen with contrast stitching.
For a small bag, it really has a lot of pockets and I added a key fob too that can be tucked into the front slip pocket.
I topped it off with a vintage button and sent it out the door. Hope my secret partner loves it!
I just realized that it’s the last few days of the annual pattern sale at Keyka Lou. If you’ve wanted to try out her patterns, now is the time! All patterns are $5 each until 11/27. Click on the picture below if you’d like to check them out.
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