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May 12, 2012

Spring Wall hanging and a Mini

My contribution to a swap. My partner hasn't posted it yet, but I'm sure she's received it so I don't think I'm ruining any surprises. What was good about this swap is that you could make anything you wanted, the bad thing was that my partner, Abby, didn't want any blues or greens. I found that this was a real challenge for me. I guess I use a lot of blues and greens in my quilts.
The first thing I made was this cute little mini pin wheel quilt. Yup, that's a spot of turquoise,after I finished I decided that technically it is in the blue family so on to my next choice.

A spring daisy wall hanging cute but still a hint of green.

So I guess I failed my challenge.
I sure hope Abby can live with them. I threw in a quilt pattern,and sent them off to live in Indiana.
I haven't participated in a swap for a while I've had mixed results, the last one I was in I didn't get anything.The very first one I was ever in well, let's just say left a lot to be desired...
I was part of the Dozen Quilter's blog for two years and was pleased  with all the blocks I got from the first year, it took a while to get some of the blocks but eventually I did .
You know I really should put those blocks together.  They're on my list..really!

The second year we each picked a charity, mine was comfort pillows for breast cancer patients and the girls made some beautiful pillows.

This really  has nothing to do with quilts, just thought I'd share.
A picture of some Lilies of the Valley growing in my yard.
So pretty, and the smell is simply wonderful.


Tatkis said...

Wonderful swap gifts - I'm sure your partner happy to receive them!


Melinda Cornish said...

I love both of them and I am sure she will too...I have had a few disastrous swaps...maybe two I think...if someone tried and is just new I love getting it even if it isnt perfect, or close. one lady sent me a swap 10 months late, just out of the blue with a few weird emails in between. (they might have come from a mental ward weird) and then This last Christmas a lady sent me really hurt my feelings I gotta say.