Thursday, June 1, 2017

February and March Swaps & Bees

I've been busy for the last couple of months.  I may have signed up for to many bees and swaps, but I was able to finish everything on time.

First up are the blocks I made for the Dresses for Diva - February & March - Quilt Block Variety Swaps and MORE

Next are the blocks I made for the Bee Hive 2017 Lovely Bee Swarm - February  & March.   MJ wanted the Magic 8 Ball in black and white and  Karen wanted the Jagged Little Pill in green.

Blocks for the Stash Bee

Stash Bee - Cheryl

I had to make an extra pincushion for the Beaquilter - Pincushion swap 2017 this month because the pincushion that I made for December 2016 got lost in the mail.  Of course once I sent out the pincushion I received the lost one in the mail.  I decided to keep it for myself.  I made my own pattern for the heart pincushion.  So here are the replacement, February and March pincushions.

I participated in the Modern Quilt Guild Mini Swap.  We exchanged mini's during Quiltcon.  I was pretty proud of myself.  I took pictures with my swap partners.

Woooooow.   I did alot in February and March and there is still more.

I signed up for the Simply Sign Me Swap 2017 last year.  I originally wanted to do a bicycle on a road etc... and hand stitch it, but I'm not a good handstitcher.  So I decided to make my own envelope pattern instead.  I created a design in EQ7 and this is what I came up with.

I had to make 29 blocks but I ran out of material.  So  I decided to change the pattern for about 7 of them.  Which was a good thing.  A lot of people didn't come through so that meant that everyone received duplicate blocks.

I found several swaps on instagram and facebook.   This is my first purse that I am proud of making.  I've made purses before and didn't like the way they turned out but I'm really happy with this one.  I made this purse for the All Year Swap - Spring.

The past two months held alot of first for me.   I challenged myself and I think I came out pretty well.  Last on my list of new things is this postcard.  I joined two postcard swaps that have swaps monthly.  This one is for the Yahoo Group  - Trading Fabric Post Card.  It was  makers choice for the month of March.  This is what I came up with.

Well this was a long one I didn't do any better with posting for April and May.  So stay tuned to see what I did then.  Thanks for hanging in there and reading what I've been up to.

Friday, February 17, 2017

January Swaps & Bees

I decided that I would participate in as many Bees and Swaps as I could this year.  So I've been very busy.   Take a look and see what I've been doing.

My January Swaps & Bees

Dresses for Diva - January - Quilt Block Variety Swaps and MORE

Lovely Bee Swarm: Queen Bee January Casey - The Bee Hive 2017 

Queen Bee January Cyndi - Stash Bee

January - Thread Spool Pincushion for Tanja - Pincushion Swap 2017