Time to get serious…

about the two other swaps I’m participating in.  Their ship dates are March 10 and 12.  My partner in The Pillow Talk Swap 7 has been fairly quiet, but she likes deep colors and her mosaic features some intricate piecing.  I’m thinking about using some of these fabrics  in this design:

I don’t usually work with pieces this small, so I’m looking forward to the challenge of putting this together.  I hope my uneven accuracy is up to it!  If you have memorized all my patterns or are super observant :), you might notice that this design is the same as my Urban Trail quilt.  Urban Trail finishes at 86″ x 90″ and this pillow will be 20″ square.  I’ve been interested in making a smaller version of this quilt for a long time, although I didn’t really plan to do it this small!  I hope she likes it!

The second swap is the For The Love of Solids 2.  Lots of people in that swap are making sewing machine covers for their partners and I’m thinking of doing that too.  Here are the fabrics I’m thinking of for this one.

The sketch I “drew” out features plus blocks, but I haven’t made a final decision if that is the way I’m going.  This design would look cool with stars too and Jacquie’s post yesterday had me thinking about hexagons.  (But I think trying something new on a gift for someone else is probably not a good idea).  I added the two aqua fabrics to the stack after I drew the sketch, so they aren’t shown, but I think they’ll make a nice addition to the mix.  What do you think?  Plus blocks?  Stars?  Hexagons?

(My apologies in advance if the pictures are in weird places in this post – Blogger is being even more stubborn than usual and not letting me put them where I want!)

  • Brigitte Heitland
    Posted at 16:07h, 21 February Reply

    I'd like the pluses and also the aqua in. Perhaps in a spicy amount, as much as you would add chili to a soup.

  • Dolores
    Posted at 13:51h, 20 February Reply

    I'm only chiming in because you asked. I would leave out the aqua fabric. When looking at your stack, the eye automatically went to the aqua. I do like your sketch and think you have hit the nail on the head with it.

  • Quilt Inspiration
    Posted at 02:57h, 19 February Reply

    Hmmmm, my vote is for hexagons or plus blocks. Not stars. Lovely color stack!

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