15 November 2013

some new flickr swaps

So after everything Halloween has consumed my time and my blog recently, it’s time to start work on a couple of flickr swaps that are due at the end of this month.

The first one is The Down Under Doll Quilt Swap (round 4) – this is a fun doll quilt swap just for Aussies (and New Zealanders!) and is the second round I’ve participated in.

My partner loves colour and pattern, and improv or wonky so I’m hoping she likes my plan so far.

I’m doing 21/2 inch blocks – half square triangles with wonky bits at the bottom!

I was totally inspired by a photo I saw on instagram by Heather of a la mode and I discovered that she was inspired by a technique by Katie Pedersen in Quilting Modern – so I found my copy of this book and yes, there it is!  I don’t think I would have ever seen the connection between the two though and I’m so glad I saw Heather’s photo!

I've finished piecing the blocks so just need to get the top sewn up.

The other flickr swap I’m in is The Pillow Talk Swap {holiday edition} – I took part in round 10 of this swap earlier this year and received an absolutely wonderful pillow from Christine at owenjulesmommy - pippi wouldn't get off the couch while I was trying to take the photo !

I don’t think I blogged about this swap at the time - here’s a photo of the pillow I sent to my partner, Karen at Sew Peachey.

I appliqued the leaves with zigzag, hand quilted the leaf blocks, and straight line quilted the rest - the pillow is adapted from a pattern in Issue 8 of the Fat Quarterly magazine.

For this round of the holiday edition I’m making a New York Beauty with a winter theme - using a pattern by Janice at Better Off Thread - I've done two blocks and hope to get the other two done this weekend !

Oh and I’ve signed up for the Doll Quilt Swap Round 14 but thankfully this isn't due until the end of January so plenty of time - I received my partner info this week which I'm really excited about !


  1. Love the winter New York Beauty block, it will be a stunning cushion!

  2. What fun swaps!! You make me wish I was signing up for some. I totally LOVE your colourful improv squares doll quilt!! Pippi is so cute and looks perfect in that photo!

  3. Thank you so, so much for the beautiful dolls quilt - I love it to pieces. I've signed u7p to follow your blog with bloglovin - looks like there will be lots to see here!


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