Just look at what fun came in the mail from my Potholder Pass 2 partner – fabulous! I love the colors (well, I did tell her I liked blue and green) and the modern spin on a pinwheel. Perfect for me! Just perfect.
And then she outdid herself with sending extra goodies (including chocolate!) in the package as well. The 100% recycled paper and note cards are so very cute – I bet my partner didn’t know I’m a note card hoarder :) And a lovely card to finish it off. I’m a very lucky swap partner, if I do say so myself.
And the potholders are in the kitchen and ready to go … if I dare!
Check out photos from the rest of the swap group on flickr.
And Potholder Pass 3 signups have started – join in the fun too!
The full spread ...
Wrapped to go!
Using the Juicy Bits blanket tutorial again, but lots of pink this time.
I pieced various fabric strips together for the blanket top, and paired it with a pink “Minky Dot” fabric. And again, 2 burp clothes and 2 bibs. I cut out fairies from leftover burp cloth fabric and stitched them to the bibs to tie things together.
I just finished the potholders for my first ever quilting/sewing/fabric swap! These will be packaged up this weekend and mailed off to my Potholder Pass 2 partner. She has a sunflower themed kitchen with maroon, gold and green accents, so I’m hoping these will fit right in. I was a little intimidated by my first swap chance, so I kept the potholders clean and simple. Just appliquéd the flowers on threw all layers and used the thread for the backing design. There are two layers of Insul-Bright inside so they’ll keep hands and fingers from burning. Well, that is the point of potholders, right?
Check out photos from the rest of the swap group on flickr!
What is an I-Spy quilt? Just like the I-Spy books except made with fabric! The quilt is made up of fussy-cut fabrics, usually children’s prints or other types of novelty fabrics with motifs that depict objects the child can “spy” when looking at the quilt. Take turns spotting something in the quilt, maybe “I spy, with my little eye, a monkey” And then the first person to point out the monkey on the quilt goes next. Lots of fun to be had!
So I’m organizing an I-Spy Fabric Swap to spread the I-Spy quilting obsession, share your wonderful fabrics, and get new fabric prints in return.
- Mail 200 squares to me by April 30th. Get 200 squares back, all different, by May 15th.
Nuts & Bolts:
- The first 20 people to comment are in.
- Cut 20 4″ squares out of each of 10 different novelty print fabrics for a total of 200 squares.
- Mail squares to me by April 30th. Live outside the U.S.? Please mail your fabrics to me a little earlier.
- You will receive 200 different 4″ novelty squares. Packages will be sent by May 15th.
- Try hard to search for unusual prints. Fabric not available at chain stores will help avoid duplicates.
- Check out the novelty fabric sections for fabric with objects on it, not just prints.
- A 1/4-yard cut or fat quarter will get you 20 4″ squares.
- Stay away from “licensed” or “team” prints: No Disney, Sponge Bob, John Deere, Green Bay Packers, etc.
- Keep in mind the finished size is a 3.5” square. Make sure you can see the objects clearly in that area.
Want to join in the fun? Leave a comment that includes your email address
** As of April 5, 20 swappers have joined!! If you are interested in a future swap, let me know.**
A cute baby gift set!
Such cute fabrics!
A co-worker is about to become a father (and its a boy) so I wanted to make something special, rather than just hit up the registry. The Juicy Bits blog shares a GREAT baby blanket gift set tutorial that really inspired me to make instead of buy.
Using a fun animal cotton print set – big animal blocks, little animal print, polka dots – I followed along with the tutorial to make a blanket, 2 burp clothes and 2 bibs. My only deviation came with replacing the “Minky Dot” fabric for the blanket with an even softer “Soft & Fluffy” blue fabric. And I made 2 bibs instead of a onesie.