This is the last post of the month, the last Thursday. Today I thought I'd share some projects/swaps I have participated in the last few months. It's been a long emotional time for me the last few months and family stresses to worry about. So I have really missed being in my sewing room. Not to mention the on-line classes I was trying to take. It felt so good to be in my sewing room and rediscovering my creative mind. Outside of church my sewing room in my haven, my peace, my chance to get away from it all. Nothing feels so refreshing as letting creative juices just take over the mind and heart. Afterwards you have something tangible to hold and give or show to others. The best is when you see what you created with your own two hands. Makes me giddy!
I have loved being in my on-line quilting club and we have done some fun swaps over the year. I thought I would share February's with you. The rules were to create something that you discovered about your partner that was inspirational or something that they might find inspirational. We got to chat over the course of the month via email. She was honest about her life and it was great knowing I was not the only person who was not perfect in the club. Although mentally I know we all have our struggles and personal issues to deal with. But sometimes reading the posts you kind of feel maybe you aren't as together as others. Why do we do that, compare ourselves. And it happens to all of us, even those of us who know better. Sigh, women are so complicated, lol. Okay, back on topic.
Our mini quilts had to be 12 inches and quilted; how it was quilted was up to us. We were allowed to be as traditional or as out of the box as we wanted. We could also embellish however we wanted.
This is what my swap partner sent to me:
This is the front and backside of what I sent my swap partner:
My mini, "Twinkle Twinkle" is completely personal to her story she shared with me, hence certain things were done in parts, not in wholes. I sent her a recap of her story as I heard it and why I did each thing I did with the mini. I hope she is able to enjoy it. Of course I had to send a few goodies with it as well. I need to do more projects that including hand embroidery so I can practice curves.
I was so thrilled with my first paper pieced old style singer sewing machine. I love it. It's done with this linen type charm park from Andover that I received in my Quilty box in January. (I can't wait to get started on some more of my Quilty Box projects.)
Now there is also a Facebook group of people who are in the club or are just fans of the owner of the club, we also do swaps there. It just happens that month was also a mini, anywhere from 16 to 20 inches. This one is based on my secret partner's favorite colors, from what I could find.
Here is the swap, front and back, that my swap partner sent me along with some other goodies:
This is what I sent my partner for the FB group, plus some goodies:
|Front - Design Your Own Quilt Block from She Can Sew.|
I order the Color Map, a smaller version, which I'm going to give away to some lucky person, and a swatch book of the various types of fabric they have. I was pleased with the package. Previously I'd ordered a swatch of my logo design from them to see how it would look so I was expecting to like my package this time as well.
Alright lovies, that's it for today Quilty Thursday! I know I'll post them on the last Thursday of every month, but I'm still debating if I want to do twice a month with them.
I hope you have a long and relaxing weekend. Take care hon.
Love and Shimmies,