Monday, January 28, 2013

Two parcels in a week ..................

My swap partner for December was Lori in USA and her blocks took nearly 3 weeks to arrive. My January partner Helen and I swapped very early in the month - soo-ooooooooo - two parcels arrived in one week. Lovely!

These are from Lori,

and these are from Helen, all beautiful blocks that fit well with my collection of spinning wheels.

This is the blue and white star I sent to Helen, along with a mug mat made from the same fabrics.

Now I have made contact with my February partner who has asked for a block with a teapot or cup and saucer theme. I have found some foundation piecing patterns I will make up with some new exciting Asian patterned fabrics.

I was also part of Sue's cushion swap - mine arrived a little while ago - picture in an earlier post. This is the cushion I made for Fiona -

The petal shapes are held in place with buttons, and the cover closes with a single overhand knot in a matching tie.
I am currently making a couple of cushions for ME. Pictures will follow their completion.
More sewing is planned for my grandies - next birthday is for 5 yo - angry birds purse and a wall banner with her name is planned.
For an older grandson I have plans to make The Hobbit quilt from fandomin stitches. If I start now it should be ready in plenty of time with no rushing.