Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Swap Items Given

The main item I made for a recent swap is this Take Wing butterfly quilt.  My partner stated she wanted a mini quilt (she has quite a collection of minis hanging in her sewing room) and it took me a while to decide on a pattern/style.  It finally hit me that she likes butterflies and the ROYGBV style.  I also thought it would be fun to do this Lillyella pattern because the swap party was going to be hosted by the pattern's author, Nicole. 

I know that this quilt looks good, but dang (!)- I am just not that great at paper piecing.  I used close to a yard of the white background starry print- getting those angles to go just right does not come easily for me. 

Here's a picture of all the items I gave Melissa.  That "Teeny Tiny Nativity" is one of my favorite gifts to give: it's illustrated by a very talented modern-style artist: Helen Dardik and it's just so cute!  It's also priced just right for gift exchange parties. 

(I know this quality of this picture is not great- but I did the best I could with losing daylight and needing to get off to the party!).

Our little group of sewing friends has decided to participate in a little birthday swap this year, where we'll make and send small gifts to each other during everyone's birthday months.  Should be fun and more meaningful than doing this with a bunch of strangers.

I am definitely not very involved in attending the FRMQG (their meetings are always on Saturday morning and their meeting place keeps getting closer and closer to Denver and further from Springs) but I am glad I have found "my people" through the guild and plan to attend the spring retreat.


Kay said...

This is amazing. I have never been brave enough to try FPP., and I am in absolute awe of anyone that does venture into those scary waters. x

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