Friday, September 16, 2011

For the Love of Solids - complete

Now that I've both received and sent in the Solids swap, I'd like to show you the results!
So first, I received from ShapeMoth. My package flew all the way from Germany, and it contained:
Whoa
this incredible metal-frame pouch (just look at that linen!), and

FTLOS: Received!!!
this beautiful mini-quilt. I love the gradient effect and the quilting is fabulous.
Joanna really spoiled me with these lovely items!

On the other side of the swap, I sent to Krista. Krista really wanted placemats or an apron. I almost made an apron, but I was afraid not many people would have requested one, and I didn't want it to be obvious she was my partner.
So, placemats!

Solids Option #2
Krista's favorite solid is Kona Butterscotch, so I paired that with some lovely blues, yellow, and a few brighter solids.

Krista has three kids, so I wanted to make sure everyone had their own placemat.

FO: FTLOS
When I made that decision, I didn't think about all of the hand sewing it would entail, but I'm so glad I didn't skimp.

These were really fun to make, and I know Krista really loves them!

Finished placemats

I quilted each one a little differently, and bound them in various solids.

A closer look

The triangle quilting was my favorite (I didn't want to let that one go!).

I also whipped up a little zippy pouch to send along, and stuffed it with some solids and a couple of prints.

FTLOS Extra

Swaps are super fun, and I'm so glad I jumped in for this one.

I don't plan on joining any others until the new year, but I'm sure I will be tempted. ;)

P.S. I'm planning to post my very first tutorial here soon!

Have a great weekend!

15 comments:

  1. Lovely placemats. You're right, the triangle quilting is adorable! Also, what a cute little bag to receive! I can't wait to see your tutorial. Have a great weekend. :)

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  2. i love those placemats. they're so fun! and that little metal pouch is pretty too and i love the pattern on your miniquilt. great packages, all around!

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  3. ooh, so much awesome quilting goodness!! I love the green quilt, it's amazing.

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  4. you got some great stuff, I love that pouch! and you sent great stuff too, I am super jealous of your partner!

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  5. What a great stuff! LOVE those place-mats you made! Makes me want to make some.. and I don't even have a table, haha :)

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  6. That mini-quilt is so pretty! What a lucky girl you are!

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  7. i love the placemats. i think they are awesome. i love the quilting you did on them. i love that each one is unique. and what an awesome swap package you received. i love the metal frame pouch and the mini quilt is amazing!

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  8. I'm glad you had fun in this swap! Your creations and your partner's creations are all fabulous! I think I might have to make a similar mini quilt for my house :)

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  9. gosh, your placemats are each a lovely miniquilt on their own. wow!

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  10. Oooh, I want that mini-quiilt you received! Shape moth is one cool lady. Your triangle quilting is also way fab. I think I should sew with solids more often. But... those darn prints are so tempting too.

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  11. Love all of it! The little pouch with the purple flower is really cute and that it came from Germany!

    Great job on the place mats!

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  12. The placemats really are special! Thank you so much again Jacey :)

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  13. What a fun swap! I love your new pouch and mini quilt, and your placemats are amazing, just a perfect color combo.

    Ooh, looking forward to seeing your first tute!

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  14. Those place mats are gorgeous! And I love that green quilt you got from your swap partner.

    Swaps sound like such fun - I'm doing my first knitting now and I'm having a blast deciding what to make.

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  15. Wow. All those projects are so cute. You make swaps look like so much fun!

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