07 November 2011

{Sew} Modern Monday

Thanks to everyone who entered my first For the Love Of... linky party. The winner of my birthday giveaway will be announced tomorrow.

In the meantime I wanted to share some fun things for {Sew} Modern Monday with Megan at Canoe Ridge Creations. I was lucky enough to meet Megan at the Sewing Summit last month. And although I didn't get to talk with her long she is very sweet & I look forward to seeing her again next year. Yesterday was her birthday so get over there and wish her a happy birthday. Plus, she might just be having a giveaway right now. ;)

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

Friday I came home to a couple goodies in the mailbox...

What could they be???

The first package I opened was from Bree. I was expecting this one because I knew she was sending a bee block, but I didn't know there'd be more in there. A frame pouch made from the same fabric she used to make my very first swap purse.

I "met" Bree last fall (2010) when we both signed up for a bag swap at Sew Mama Sew. We have kept in touch with email and texting since. And we even spoke on the phone the other day, which is a big deal for me because I'm NOT a phone person! Someday we'll actually meet in person. :)

String Me Along bee block & frame pouch.

Isn't it great???

The next package I opened was from Liz. She decided to set up a Post Sewing Summit swap to keep the excitement going. Personally, I hope there's another one after this. There is some amazing talent out there, you really should check out the photo pool. Anyway, this is what was in the package...Oh my gosh!!!

Neptune amazing-ness!!!

Our options were to make either a mini quilt or zippy pouch for our partner. Liz made both! Plus she sent some leftover Neptune FQs. Thank you so much Liz!!!

I made a mini quilt for my partner too. I can't tell you too much about why I chose to make this design because my partner hasn't received her package yet, but I did want to show off some pictures.

I used this Spiderweb block tutorial. I had a hard time deciding which color thread to use to quilt this, and then I remembered I had recently picked up some glow-in-the-dark thread. Bingo! I used an overall stipple because that's all I really know how to free motion right now.

OK, I'm really proud of this mini so I had to share another shot of it. :)

I was having a heck of a time finding backing fabric. Until I found this! Isn't it beautiful?? And I decided to piece together a rainbow-y binding.

I added a couple other goodies in the package too.

Handmade graph paper sketchbook & gift card made by my mom.

There is also a drawstring bag in the package for my partner, but I think the fabric will give it away so I'll share once my partner receives her goodies.

Thanks for visiting!

Linking up to amylouwho's mini quilt linky party. Go check out the other gorgeous minis!


Jacey said...

I think both the quilt you made and received in the PSS are amazing! Liz made you such a beauty, and it's perfect for your watery/oceanic room! And the rainbow spiderwebs are so awesome. I love the String Me Along block, too!

Little Creatable said...

I love that both those Mini's. I think I'm going to have to make a spiderwed quilt one of these days.

Where on earth did you find glow in the dark thread because I WANT SOME ;)

Megan said...

Aww you are too sweet! :) Next year for sure! I love the spiderweb mini and you totally scored with all that Neptune! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I agree with Jacey. Both are beautiful and I'm so lucky you sent me such a great mini quilt! I love the card and notebook but I also love the drawstring bag that I plan to use for the small amount of hunting paraphanelia I carry around (turkey hunting here, so far). The glow in the dark thread is pretty darn cool, also.

Thanks girl! I am a happy puppy and will feel that way everytime I look at your wonderful creation. :D

Heather said...

Really beautiful! she is going to love your mini!

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Jessica said...

your spiderweb quilt is so much fun- well done!

Kelly Irene said...

I saw the Neptune quilt earlier this week...you are so lucky to have received it! Your partner is lucky as well though; I really like the spiderweb quilt (and I had no clue that glow in the dark thread exists!)