February 24, 2015

Diamonds are a girl's best friend

It's back - Modern She Made - Round 5

This is a swap that Lori and I started in 2012 and it is still going! This is a private swap, hosted on Flickr, and the projects these ladies create are amazing! This round, you must incorporate the specified shape, which is a diamond, in the creation/construction of your project. If you are on Flickr, have a stellar swap history and can't resist - then go sign up!

You must have created a mosaic, which is quite helpful to your partner, so she can make something you will love forever (at least that is what we are hoping anyway). Then you fill out a questionnare to to help the swap mamas match you up with someone special. We'll come back to that in a bit.

Mail dates are in May so you have a solid two months + to make something fantastic!

The swap mamas this round are pros so things will run very smoothly. Tiffany, of This Crafty Fox and Marika, of Marika Makes along with me will be hosting this. Swap mamas match up partners, make sure everyone is on track, answer questions, and generally make sure all is well.

Join us!

February 1, 2015

Fresh Sewing Day | February

January was busy, and we've already moved on to February. The older I get the faster time flies. My biggest finish was a football quilt. I came across a quilt that looked like a football in a magazine a year or so ago, and thought to myself - I can do that.

I don't have any Illustrator programs or electronic quilt programs. I just used Excel, but in this case, it was sufficient.

University of Nebraska is where I went to college so I am very proud of this one as it will make a home with me. I had pondered giving this away for a raffle, but I love it too much.

This quilt will be special to me because I created my own pattern and it turned out. Have you ever written a pattern and then made a quilt? It is a great feeling of accomplishment.

Fresh Sewing Day