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Brit Sewing Thursday Linky (28th November 2013)

by Clare Mansell
Brit Sewing Thursday Linky (28th November 2013)

This week most of my sewing has been focused on my project for the Doll Quilt Swap. I mentioned last week that I’m really pleased with the partner I have been assigned as she looks lovely in her photo and her images on Flickr and her blog show we have very similar tastes.

I really think having a partner you feel you have common ground with really makes the whole process so much more enjoyable and less stressful! I had a partner in a swap last year who right from the start I knew I would struggle making for and it really took the pleasure out of it.

Anyway, my lovely partner in this swap has expressed a liking for warm colours and this wonky freehand windmill block. So I have been experimenting this week…

The top layout definitely works better, but I’m not sure about the grey low volume fabric, it’s just a bit too…  grey! What do you think? And while we are at it, I have a question about swap extras. Have you received any good ones or given any that were well received? I’m always looking for ideas

Grab button for Maybush Studio

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Jo Jo November 28, 2013 - 7:46 am

I love the blocks! Maybe you could add some white or other LV fabric that is different in each middle segment of the square to break it up?

joanne November 28, 2013 - 9:34 am

Great blocks! I really like the grey, the crosshatch really gives it some texture.

Rose November 28, 2013 - 12:04 pm

The first block looks much more dynamic. The grey works, though, I think. Nice job!

Teje Karjalainen November 28, 2013 - 2:33 pm

Hi! Both blocks are beautiful! Today I like the first one and grey is good with bright colours. If it was for a quilt, I could make blocks with grey and some blocks with white. x Teje
PS. Unfortunately nothing to share today.

Nancy November 30, 2013 - 12:21 am

I love giving and receiving a few extras with my quilted creation. Most of my exchanges have been international – Australia, Germany, Italy and Turkey…. I pay attention to the total cost ensuring the value is below $15 so there is no customs duty. I have received patterns, fat quarters, candy (I send maple candies), small rulers etc. I love to send the fat quarter I bought that is Keep Calm and Quilt on, Cut on, Baste on etc. I also love getting a handwritten card – so rare these days. And it was absolutely a thrill to see my prezzies and quilt on a blog in Turkey.


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