I decided to participate in two swaps before Christmas, the Festive Mug Rug Swap and then the Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt. It is my first time participating in a handmade project swap, but I was super excited and eagerly waited for my partner assignment.
Festive Mug Rug Swap
I immediately knew I would use my paper-piecing gift tag pattern (see on the right, free to download) for mug rug. These are the final goodies that was sent to my partner. I love this perfect fabric line for some fuzzy cutting of the Santa’s Elves (Robert Kaufman).
Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap
This one took me a while to work out, what I was going to do, but I wanted to try a new skill – sketch stitching to applique shapes. I had also been talking with my friend Daisy, about making an improv. hippo quilt with a low volume background. So, those two ideas resulted in this….
I added some straight line quilting to the background, then appliqued the hippo. I think the sketch stitch went pretty well and happy with the final outcome. I love how the black and white binding to finishes off the quilt.
The fabric shop of focus this week, you guest it, it is Fabricworm. I love the definition of Fabric worm….A person devoted to fabric. You know that means most of us fabric addicts :-).
I have recently started buying fabric from Fabricworm, as they have good specials on a regular basis, in fact one for Memorial Day – 30-60 % of selected fabric. I don’t tend to buy bundles or whole lines, more one off fabric 1/2 yards. They do also they have a great range of Japanese Import fabrics. So, here are the new additions to my stash: