Sunday, September 18, 2011

Copy and Paste

In preparing this blog post, I was tempted to just copy the last one and post it here as last week was pretty much the same as the week before! I resisted however ;-)

The items I made for FTLOS swap have been received by my partner, and I am so relieved that she likes them! As this is my first time swapping online, I am not sure if this is usually the case, but I have to say that the swap mammas were brilliant in choosing my partner.

Mary Anne asked for a mini quilt to hang in her office (so relieved no tote bags requested), doesn't like over the top feathery quilting (awesome since I can't do that), is allergic to cats (no problem here since cats terrify me), and best of all, her favorite color is KONA Peacock!

The mini quilt is loosely based on Malka's log cabin tutorial which Mary Anne included in her mosaic. It is rectangular instead of square, and at 18x24 is also much smaller. It is quilted in a spiral pattern using a sagey green thread, and is bound in KONA teal.

For the small item, I made a kitchen trivet using similar colors. I used insul-brite for the first time and found it easy to work with. This time I quilted organic lines using my favorite King Tut variegated thread. Interestingly enough, I noticed Mary Anne used this same thread when making place mats for her swap partner! Freaky, huh?

I also made a little fabric envelope to hold one of Amy's (and Mark's) fabulous seam rippers and a pair of quilty earrings from Ami's site. Lastly, I included some solid scraps and a little bottle of Best Press.

I look forward to showing you pictures of my swap package when it arrives!

We celebrated my middlest's birthday this weekend. Wasn't it considerate that "they" made these t-shirts to commemorate the date?! I couldn't give him one gift he wanted (an FSU win), but we watched an incredible game and enjoyed spending the weekend together. There isn't another home game for five weeks....hmmm..wonder what other excuse I can come up with to visit?

(Note: I don't know how to link to other sites using BlogPress. I will update with that information when I get home to my laptop.  Now updated with links and adding to {Sew} Modern Monday.)

Hope you had an amazing weekend!

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  1. Your mini quilts are gorgeous!! I love the spiral pattern you quilted. I wonder if that would work with something smaller, like mug rugs? I hate that FSU lost, but so glad you all could spend the weekend with your birthday boy :)

  2. Oh my goodness gracious me! You gave about the best swap presents I have ever seen or read about!!!!!!

  3. Love those quilts!

    A mother can always find an excuse to make a college visit..... : )

  4. Cool swap items - your partner is lucky to receive these! I love the colors you used, especially those splashes of yellow and red/orange in the center. Looks like fun projects to work on!

  5. Oh, wow! I love everything you made! The quilt is stunning! Beautiful colors, design, and the quilting totally rocks! Well done!

  6. THis is fabulous! :) I am so happy you enjoyed your swappy experience! :) THanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great weekend!!