Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Swapping and A Winner

Even though I swore off swaps a while back, I couldn't say no recently to a little New York Beauty swap among friends. Sukie (Don't You Know Who I Am) organized it and apparently that girl can talk me into anything (including 3 a.m. breakfasts at Quilt Market, after I had already tried to go to bed not once but twice).

NY Beauty mini
(This photo courtesy of Elizabeth)
But I'm glad she did, because looky what I got from Elizabeth! Those are Oakshott shot cottons, people!

Check out Elizabeth's stellar quilting. And those itty-bitty HSTs around the edges. This little beauty is headed for my inspirational wall of mini quilts that hang above my sewing machine. Elizabeth was also nice enough to send along some extra Oakshotts to play around with myself, and I'm really looking forward to that.

NY Beauty swap pillow
I also finished up my swap item for my own partner, and mailed it off last week. As usual, I hemmed and hawed and changed my plan eleventy-two times before coming up with this little pillow. Then, right after I finished this one, my partner favorited my photo of the fabric I decided not to use. Of course. But there was no changing the plan again, since I was already pushing it with the deadline, so ... hopefully my partner will like this one, too. Fingers crossed.

NY Beauty swap pillow
Those are some of the new Moda Bella Solids colors in the rays, and the gray background print is Lotta Jansdotter. I did wavy-line quilting again (last seen in my Lifesavers quilt).

Lifesavers mini quilt
And speaking of the Lifesavers quilt, let's give away an EZ Dresden ruler, shall we? Congratulations to #140, Marion, who said, "I have a serious Dresden plate crush! This challenge is going to be awesome!" Marion, I've sent you an email—enjoy the ruler!


Heather said...

Love those New York beauties. You swap partner is sure to love the pillow.

Patti Shanks said...

Elizabeth did a great job! love Oakshott even though mine is still waiting for me start using it! Your cushion is amazing, and the colour is the best!

Rosa said...

Your NYB is awesome and your partner will receive a wonderful goodie.
Congrats to the lucky winner and thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

QuiltyGirl said...

These are my two favs! I especially love the one you made!

ShirleyC said...

Those are beautiful! I wouldn't have the patience to do that.

diane said...

OMG...everything is beautiful.

Cherie said...

Such gorgeous items there! I love that mini, the quilting is amazing.
The pillow you made looks great! I would love to have that sitting on my room! =D

I'm having a giveaway on my blog. Feel free to stop by and enter (if you haven't already) =D

Katy Cameron said...

I'm so sad I sat that swap out! All look fab *sigh*

Deborah said...

Do you mind if I ask what stitch you use for the wavy line quilting?? I could have sworn my Bernina had that stitch, since I know my old Viking Rose had it, but I can't seem to find it on my card anywhere! And since I've been envisioning using that stitch on an upcoming project, I feel like my whole day has been derailed now that I can't locate and play with it... Am I imagining that you sew on a Bernina, too?

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