01 Apr For The Love of Solids 2
I’ve been meaning to post this for a week or so now! I received this fantastic package from Yeechi of kirianth in the For the Love of Solids 2 swap. When Yeechi first posted her ideas in the group on Flickr, my comment was “Be still my heart!” I just love the colors she chose and the way she used the idea of transparency where the lines of color meet. The hand stitching and quilting adds the perfect final touch. Plus, it is reversible! You can see her photo of both sides here. I just smile every time I look at it 🙂
I’m using this wonderful piece as a sewing machine cover, but Yeechi is so clever, she added loops on the back side to put the ties thru. This way, I can take the ties out and use this amazing quilt as a wall hanging or table runner too. She also included what I have been thinking of as a needle book, but it really is so much more. It has a pocket inside as well as a felt piece for storing needles and pins, so it is really more like a mini sewing kit. I should put the darling scissors that Lynn gave me for the Pillow Talk Swap in this pocket and I’d be ready to take my sewing on the road!
My package also included two darling little notebooks and a hera marker. I love little notebooks! I am always drawn to them in the office supply area and have to tell myself – “no, you have enough paper.” I know I’ll fill them up with sketches and ideas in no time. I’ve never used a hera marker before so I’m anxious to give it a try.
(Sorry about the distracting grid in the background – my sewing machine sits right in front of a window and I needed to use my cardboard grid to block the light so I could get a halfway decent picture.)