Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Modern swappers

Modern swappers
Originally uploaded by madewithlovebymandy

My swap partner had requested a scrap basket, so I made a couple - but now I want one for myself! Do I keep one or send both? The tutorial can be found at Pink Penguin

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Modern Swappers so far...

As part of the Modern Swappers swap we had to make a decorative gift for our swappee plus a functional sewing gift. So far I have made a pillow (decorative), pin cushion and needle case (functional). Just a couple more bits to finish and some yummy fabric and I am ready to go!

I have been in a hand sewing mood so have gone for hexes, pentagon and hand foundation piecing. What fun!

I am hoping to get some more done this evening so more piccies to follow.

Mandy xx

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Catching up on my bees

I actually got to do some sewing last night and today and have been catching up on my July bee commitments.

Firstly my block for Karrie-Lynn - Fresh Modern Bee.
We had to choose a half square triangle block for the sampler quilt she is creating.  It took me forever to choose a block, then decide on my colour layout, but got there eventually and I think it has come together quite well.  The fabrics were Make Life by Sweetwater for Moda which are gorgeous, so I needed to them justice.

Here is the block dry stone walling . . .

Next I finished my blocks for the Sewn Together Bee, July is Hollie's month and she is making a quilt for her fiancĂ©e so she has chosen "manly" fabrics!  I started these blocks on Saturday but had a bad sewing day and couldn't finish them.  My zig zag was puckering and no matter what I did I couldn't sort the tension, I ended up tinkering with my sewing machine and in a foul mood! Yesterday was far more successful and I finished them really quickly.

Now I just need to finish my swaps and I can sew something for me.  I recently got City Quilts and Cherri's Tempest pattern and am dying to have a go with some of my solids from the shop.  City Quilts is a fabulous book, I would highly recommend it!


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