Friday, July 15, 2011

summer swaps

After swearing off swaps for so long, I found myself signing up for three this summer! I decided it was time to stretch my skills again by sewing for a partner's likes. And I got my wish. So far I've got two great partners, and they both have tastes pretty different from my own.

The first is Doll Quilt Swap 11. The rules are a bit different this round with no art quilts and a requirement of at least 6 blocks on the front. I've got teeny piecing planned. My partner loves bright, clean colors. Break out your sunglasses, because I've got them here!


I'm looking for something maybe a bit more mellow. Give me mustard over orange, and aqua over turquoise.


1. Triangles, 2. Squares quilt, 3. A year in scraps..., 4. from Helinaq, 5. squares!, 6. triangles, 7. Anniversary Crosses, 8. his rose garden is immaculate, 9. bag swap progress, 10. Yellow and Gray Triangles, 11. alphabet baby quilt, 12. YIP 365.341 :: Fish Baby Log Cabin, 13. Mini Quadrilateral Quilt, 14. The Art Quilt Collection, 15. Vivaldi finished, 16. Color Study: Nine Patch ~ 2002, 50"X50"
 My Pretty {little} Pouch Swap partner seems to love all things pretty. Pastel pinks, aquas, and greens are her absolute favorites from what I can tell. I haven't sewn with these colors in ages! And I think only on a baby quilt.


I'm looking for something a little less sweet. Um, more mustard please? 


1. #10, 2. flex frame pouch, 3. pretty little pouch front..., 4. his rose garden is immaculate, 5. head over heels quilt, 6. bag swap progress, 7. Yellow and Gray Triangles, 8. Untitled, 9. Rich cream clutch with applique abstract rose detail ... organic fabrics (1), 10. Mini Quadrilateral Quilt, 11. Hey Alice!, 12. table runner love., 13. Color Study: Log Cabin 2 ~ 2007, 14. the peaceful pincushion, 15. Andrea Block #2, 16. Concert Ukulele Bag
 
 The third swap I signed up for is For the Love of Solids. Sign ups are still open until they hit 100 participants, so hurry up and add your name! I was blown away by other members' mosaics and just couldn't resist adding my name. There is so much inspiration out there.

1. Triangles, 2. Squares quilt, 3. A year in scraps..., 4. from Helinaq, 5. squares!, 6. triangles, 7. Anniversary Crosses, 8. his rose garden is immaculate, 9. bag swap progress, 10. Yellow and Gray Triangles, 11. alphabet baby quilt, 12. YIP 365.341 :: Fish Baby Log Cabin, 13. Mini Quadrilateral Quilt, 14. The Art Quilt Collection, 15. Vivaldi finished, 16. Color Study: Nine Patch ~ 2002, 50"X50"

Any grand plans for the weekend? I've got a pretty long trail run tomorrow (um, 15 miles? Help!) and then some birthday celebrations with family on Sunday. We're definitely taking advantage of summer.

5 comments:

emedoodle said...

I love your fabric choices for the Doll Quilt Swap! I've been trying to swear off swaps recently too... DQS is the only one I'm doing right now. (it's so hard not to join them all!!)

Poppyprint said...

Pass the mustard! Love your mosaics. You just had to tell me about the solids swap, didn't you? That is so tempting.... Must go investigate. Sadly I've determined that I'm not your PLp swap partner. Boo!

And ahem, whose birthday are we celebrating?

Tanya said...

Where do you find swaps? I rarely hear about them until after the fact, and I'd love to try one.

Kadybug said...

Sweet fabric selections! I've looked at the doll swap several times but just can't commit yet.

sew katie did said...

Those are some good piles and grand inspiration. You always come up with something good. Can't wait to see.

Hope the run went well. I need to get off my booty.