My last post I shared what Sisbabe had sent to me for our Friends with Benefits swap organised by Kathy at Sew Happy House....it was the first swap Kathy had ever organised, and she did a fantastic job. Well done Kathy, and thank you!!
My swap partner likes contrasts and did as an example mention browns and pinks.....well, couldn't do browns and pinks however did find some Momo fabrics that I (in my not very contrast mind) did believe fitted into the category of contasts. Sisbabe also likes lots of colour, and I think the fabrics I chose certainly packed a punch there!!! I also purchased a Gail Pan pattern from Sarah's online store Patchwork Plus (button on her blog), which I have had an eye on for a long time......of course, I had to change it just a little (not necessarily the correct thing to do), so my block keeper came out looking a little different........
Gails original pattern has the stitchery turned applique'd or reverse appliqued onto the front cover - I'm still reasonably happy with how it turned out, however when I make one for myself I shall definately follow the pattern.
The pattern also included a pincushion and needlebook...........
...............and I also added a tape measure - easy peasy - a fabric flower encasing a Birch plastic retractable tape measure sandwiched with felt (leave a hole for the opening don't forget) and my ever trustworthy glue gun!!
Then because I didn't think it looked ''quite enough'' I quickly put together a dilly bag which I found a tutorial for on Lurline's blog - thanks Lurline, the tutorial was so easy to follow and I just loved the batting base that makes it stand all on its own (no pellon at all in the bag sides).
So I think altogether it was a nice little parcel to send......I have to admit, I didn't particularly enjoy the colours I was working with but I believe I should probably now label myself a Swap Addict!
Best now go continue Dzintra's "Colour" swap gift's organised by the lovely Lisa at Lydia's Treasures