If they had envelopes on slot machines, I would have won the jackpot this week!!! I've received maybe
6 9 packages already! Ok, most of them are Bee blocks, but still! It's been fun! :)
The first AWESOME package I received (besides the awesome blocks) were my potholders from Laney!! :)
Look how stinkin' awesome these are!! :) We were kind of an exception to the swap, last minute additions I guess you could say. :) All that means is that we knew we were making for each other, instead of guessing who our secret partner was. I loved it! She is so great! She's in a few of the other swaps that I'm in, so it was nice to see her comments in other places to help get an idea of what she likes.
She threw in some fun scraps too! Thank You!! :)
She also received my potholders this week. Do you want to see what I made??? :)
These were so much fun to make! I had so many ideas, and knew I wanted to use the apples (our theme was Spring) and I think apples are so fitting for a kitchen! Anyway, I finally decided on this, but still had to figure out how to arrange it all.
Here was my original idea, with the colors in order on the diagonal. I still really like this design.
Then I thought about this. I love the all green apples, and the red one too, but they are too different so I scratched that idea.
Anyway, here's what I ended with (my sister and hubby helped me decide. Thanks for the push!)
I think it is so much fun to take pictures of pieced tops! I love how light and perfect they are! :)
This was my first time fussy cutting! It was actually a lot of fun! :)
I added these little loops for hanging.
a little stitching detail. Unfortunately I think my pressure was too high for my foot, and it kind of pulled my fabric as I quilted it. I did notice before I finished, so shhh. maybe she won't notice. ;) I don't think they're too bad though, otherwise I would have done them over.
Well, now that's over. It's nice to have something off my plate, but I would definitely do it again! I really like being able to work on things on a smaller scale. Quick yet you can still have so much detail! :)
linking up with Canoe Ridge Creations! :)