I know it is awfully late of me to write this post but better late than never.
Last year I put my name down for a swap...( a month before my first child was born...What was I thinking????) Really I couldn't resist as it was a swap organised by Nicky at Mrs Sew and Sow.
Nicky had organised a frame purse swap the year before and I really loved learning to make them and know that I will use the skill to make more in the future so I joined again for this swap.
My imagination and time was limited and I wanted something modern....could I think of anything with 3 week baby brain....um no, but I did see something that inspired me. Cora's first toy.
|This is Lady B|
I did have an idea for my partner, and a cover for a note book would be quick. I do know that she has a computer program to design her quilts but I sometimes find it is when you are just sitting at a table and having a coffee, that these little ideas come into your head for a quilt design and it is always good to have a book to jot these ideas down.
My design book is just a simple school science book. Graph paper on the left for your design and lines on the right page to jot down your notes. I also like to pick out my fabric and stick it in.
|My quilt design book.|
After picking out the fabric and making my stamp to incorporate into the gift I went to work using Cindy at Fluffy Sheep Quilting notebook tutorial for a book cover.
It is a quick make if you can follow a pattern and not sew the wrong side of the fabric back to front. ( I think I did it twice)
I know it wasn't the best in the world Sarah but I hope that you do like it.
I did make a brown linen and orange too, just to see how it would work out.
So what did I get in the mail......he, he, he,
I always forget that you are going to receive something when you do these swaps and I was very lucky to receive this from Collette at Poppy and Poochie
Hit the nail on the head Collette and I did post a photo being used straight away with my mince pie and cup of tea on Instagram.
Collette also sent me a little lavender bag...yep put that in Cora's clothes draw straight away...
Thanks again to Nicky for organising the swap. I do enjoy the pressure of what to make.