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For the love of solids inspiration mosaic

1. Bee Scrappy finished quilt!, 2. Mini Scrap Quilts, 3. Single Girl quilt top almost done., 4. Color Wheel Quilt :: hand quilted, 5. grey & gold baby quilt, 6. baby Ingrid in progress, 7. the big orange wall quilt, 8. Squares quilt, 9. alphabet baby quilt, 10. Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, 11. Vivaldi finished, 12. Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, 13. bag swap progress, 14. Colour Block Cross, 15. Summer quilt, 16. YIP 365.345 :: Sample block for improv workshop

When joining a swap on flickr, it’s the usual protocol to make a mosaic of photos you love to give your swap partner ideas about what to make for you. This really helps a lot– in the last swap I did I went back to my partner’s mosaic a number of times to see if my ideas were on the right track! For the most recent swap I joined, “for the love of solids,” I put together this mosaic. I love seeing what other people’s favorites are on flickr, and here is a glimpse into mine! (If you want to see more like this, check out the for the love of solids group, there are a ton to peruse!).

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kitchen mat

I recently participated in my first sewing swap! It was hosted through flickr, and was called “spicing up the kitchen.” Everyone was assigned a secret partner, and a little information about your partners kitchen and favorite fabrics was provided to help when making a few kitchen items to send to them.

SUTK kitchen mat

My partner wanted a kitchen mat that would coordinate with the orange accents in her kitchen, so I used a disappearing 9-patch pattern to whip this up. I used 2 layers of batting to make it nice and cushy, and home dec weight fabric to make it sturdy.

Back of kitchen mat

I also whipped up a set of coordinating kitchen towels. My partner seemed to like her things, and I was so happy!

Towels and kitchen mat

Then… I got my package in the mail! My partner was totally awesome and made me a set of 4 placemats, using a combination of bright colors (and some of my favorite fabrics!) and linen. I also received a few linen tea towels, and a few small packs of fabric! I wasn’t so sure about the swap when I signed up for it, but it turned out great.

The lovely placemats I received

LOVE this print

SUTK details

My SUTK goodies

And, if that wasn’t enough, I found out that I won a bonus giveaway– anyone who had their swap package ready and sent on time was entered in a drawing for an apron, made by Erin (from two more seconds) who hosted the swap. I was so surprised that I won, and am very excited about getting my new apron. Thanks so much, Erin!

And then, because I couldn’t help myself, I signed up for another swap. This one is called “for the love of solids,” and I just couldn’t resist. I had so much fun making this quilt for the kona solids challenge for the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild, and I have been building up my stash of solids. I’m excited to get to work on it! I thought I could squeeze in one more thing this summer!

Kona challenge quilt

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