So, here it is! My mini-quilt for Round 3 of the Brit Quilt Swap is all finished, and went into the post this morning. My goodness it was a marathon… very early on I started to wonder just why I had decided to do needle turn applique for all the leaves – it was an awful lot of sewing. But, the finished result makes it worth while I think, I wouldn’t have been satisfied if I had stuck with raw edge applique. I hope my partner thinks so too. I want to say an enormous thank you to the people at Dragonfly fabrics (have you seen their gorgeous boiled wools? I am longing to make a wool quilt… no raw edges!) for providing me with almost all the fabrics I used for this mini-quilt – I really appreciate their generosity.
I wanted to put in a little extra gift, so finally got round to finishing off this (very) mini-pincushion to go with the mini-quilt.
I really like doing the embroidery on these… it’s a great way to practise stitches. There are some simply stunning mini-quilts being exchanged in this swap – take a look at the Flickr group pool and prepare to be impressed.
Speaking of being impressed, this is the 1st of 2 blog posts for me today (although that’s mainly because I didn’t get round to posting this one last night). Later on today I will have a fabric giveaway for you…want a hint about the goodies on offer? Check out Backstitch for some clues…