Friday, February 24, 2012

Swaps - My New Addiction

So I can't believe I waited so long to join in swaps.  They are so much fun!!!  I can now show you what I have been working on since my partners have received their parcels :)  

First is the Pillow Talk Swap :)  My partner, (Elaine aka Messygoat) left me a mosiac of rainbows and modern style.  I stalked her flickr account and found this pillow :)  And then I cam up with this idea to go with it :)  I was hoping the lots of white with pops of color would offset it well :)  And guess what, she loved it!!!  I am so excited.  I mean what can be better than stalking someone and trying to figure out what they would love, and then actually hitting the mark.  Yippee Skippee :)  


Here is a close up of the quilting.  I did echo quilting of the shapes in the white space.  This was so much fun!!!


And here is a shot of the black.  I added the black for a little pop.  And the binding was so much fun to put on.  It is also the first time I have done rounded edges.  I always run down to my MIL for help with those but this time, I managed on my own :)


The next swap was the Name Game Swap.  This was a swap where you designed a mini quilt around your partners "Quilting Name" and make them an adorable wall hanging for their studio.  My partner (Linda aka SewLindaAnn) posted a mosiac of rainbows and raw edge quilting.  From her inspiration I came up with this concept :)


The idea is that no matter how rainy or gloomy a day seams, there is nothing like a bit of sewing to turn the day around and make everything rosy :)  And Linda loved it!! She sent me the sweetest email with her appreciation and her words so made my month!!!  Sweet words like that remind me of why I loved all of this online quilting craziness :)  So basically, things couldn't have worked out more perfect!!!

I am now looking forward to see what comes back this way :)  I will for sure be posting it as soon as it does.  And in the mean time, I think I will be looking for another swap to join ;)  I can tell these are going to be addicting :)
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25 comments:

  1. I love swaps and have not only received so many lovelies, but more importantly made some great quilting friends.

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  2. What a great addiction... My kind of stuff... Fantastic...

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  3. Linda's wall hanging is very lovely, but I amd in LOVE with that pillow! How awesome.

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  4. Really nice. I haven't joined any swaps yet myself but I'm sure it is only a matter of time.

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  5. Oh, I love your name game! And that pillow (other than white would be gray here in minutes LOL) LOVE it!!

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  6. Both projects are beautiful and perfect for the recipient. Swaps really are fun.

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  7. These are both fabulous projects! Love the use of colour in each of them!

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  8. Oh my, you have lucky partners!!! Both of your projects are so cute and perfect for them! I really love the name wall hanging - I must do that for my sewing room! And it would be great for gifts to friends.... my head's whirling =^..^=

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  9. Wow!! Love that pillow....and the piece you did for Linda is beautiful...any tutorials coming up on these.....???

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  10. Darling swap gifts! I love how creative your ideas are! And great colors too!

    MGM

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  11. wowwww, you did a great job. They are both gorgeous. But the quilting name mini is fantastic. What a joy it must have been to unwrap the swap parcel and find this!

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  12. I love what you did!! I want one too

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  13. That wall hanging is just beautiful - I love your ideas! What a great way to brighten up a sewing corner!

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  14. Both of these projects are just too cute for words. You swap recipients are very lucky!!!!

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  15. Like you, I've just ventured into the world of swaps and so far sogood. I've loved making my items but this last time I mailed to the wrong address! I was so embarrassed but thankfully it was to another quilting friend whom I had mailed to before so she simply forwarded to the correct owner. So...watch who you address to!! LOL
    Gmama Jane

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  16. I love both projects! You really are very talented. Just beautiful!

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  17. love the fabric choices on that name swap - beautiful!

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  18. If you like swaps, check out the new doll quilt swap we're starting in April. http://dollquilters.blogspot.com

    The pillow is gorgeous. Love the quilting and the color.

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  19. Aren't swaps fun? So much excitement and anticipation, and hoping you got it right!

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  20. I just finished a fabric swap, but I'd love to get involved with a project swap. How do I find these? I only seem to come across them when they're already in full swing or when they're not accepting uninvited participants.

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  21. OH-MY-WORD!!! I love these!!! Especially the wall hanging!!! That's going on my bucket list!!! Any tutorials in the future for these beauties??? :)

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  22. Now aren't you just the most creative! Love the pilow to pieces and hope you'll come out with a tut of it...hint, hint!! So cute to have the clouds and raindrops the same and then have the flowers bloom in those colors, too.

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  23. Both of these projects are beautiful! I especially love the name game! How sweet!

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  24. Love this Melissa...truly unique like you

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  25. Swaps are so much fun! I have done a few and I love them. Both of your items are wonderful. Love both of them!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from each and every one of you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa