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Monday, 6 January 2014

Swaps sent and received and made....

Warning - this is quite a long post showing off thing's I've received; sent or made in the last week. I received squishy mail today - blocks from Joanne my November partner in the Quilting Block Swaps Australia - both beautiful and a label too. 



I've been working on and sent my January block (QBSA) to Brenda in Ohio. I've not made a card trick before but I'm pleased with how it turned out- Brenda asked for this block in blacks/whites on a white background.



For the Christmas Block Swap Australia Deborah in Michigan asked for any block in traditional colours - again a new block to me (can't remember it's name) but loved making it.



I've also sent out my fat quarters to LeAnne my January partner and the January birthday girls (won't show the photo's just yet).

I'm also taking part in a swap on FB - 12 blocks (but I made 13 - someone else may still join) in black and whit with one accent colour; I chose red; here's the results - 




pleased with some and not others. I won't recieve my "pile" back until Marchish; which gives me time to work on my New Years Day Mystery Quilt (again run through FB). I've finished the mystery but think I need to add borders and then quilt it. I got a bargain at the OP shop today; a QS wool blanket for $10 that I'll use as wadding. 



DH has taken up sewing (he's made table cloths for the tables he uses at the local farmers markets and a thread catcher) which is fantastic but he's not the best at putting things back where he found them so I made him a scissor keeper for his very own scissors (fabric only LOL). "Manly" colours but with a hint of girly in the flower...........



Last but not least - Kaye sent me a purse to make as part of my Secret Santa Parcel - well here is the finished item (it fits beautifully in my new handbag) only problem is DD2 keeps hinting that it would be much better for her LOL.




I think that's all for now - I'm working on a clutch bag (quite a challenge) but I'll post that when I finish it.

3 comments:

Sharyn T said...

I like the black, white and red blocks. Did everyone make the same patterns? Sharyn:)

Susan said...

You've been busy...I love that felt you made the lovely purse from...

Pinnylea Creations said...

No we could make whatever block we wanted; some have made the same block for everyone but I was determined not to buy fabric and just use from my stash, so made individual blocks. Some I like; some not so much ..