So I can't believe I waited so long to join in swaps. They are so much fun!!! I can now show you what I have been working on since my partners have received their parcels :)
First is the Pillow Talk Swap :) My partner, (Elaine aka Messygoat) left me a mosiac of rainbows and modern style. I stalked her flickr account and found this pillow :) And then I cam up with this idea to go with it :) I was hoping the lots of white with pops of color would offset it well :) And guess what, she loved it!!! I am so excited. I mean what can be better than stalking someone and trying to figure out what they would love, and then actually hitting the mark. Yippee Skippee :)
Here is a close up of the quilting. I did echo quilting of the shapes in the white space. This was so much fun!!!
And here is a shot of the black. I added the black for a little pop. And the binding was so much fun to put on. It is also the first time I have done rounded edges. I always run down to my MIL for help with those but this time, I managed on my own :)
The next swap was the Name Game Swap. This was a swap where you designed a mini quilt around your partners "Quilting Name" and make them an adorable wall hanging for their studio. My partner (Linda aka SewLindaAnn) posted a mosiac of rainbows and raw edge quilting. From her inspiration I came up with this concept :)
The idea is that no matter how rainy or gloomy a day seams, there is nothing like a bit of sewing to turn the day around and make everything rosy :) And Linda loved it!! She sent me the sweetest email with her appreciation and her words so made my month!!! Sweet words like that remind me of why I loved all of this online quilting craziness :) So basically, things couldn't have worked out more perfect!!!
I am now looking forward to see what comes back this way :) I will for sure be posting it as soon as it does. And in the mean time, I think I will be looking for another swap to join ;) I can tell these are going to be addicting :)