Sunday, May 23, 2010

Urban Home Goods Swap

While I was on my blogging hiatus I spent quite a bit of time with my sewing machine. Here is one of the projects I made.

It had been a long time since I had done any on-line swaps, and I've never done any quilting swaps. I was excited to be a part of the Urban Home Goods Swap.

This was a secret swap, but we had access to our partners favorites and what kinds of things they would like. My partner really wanted a round table runner, so that's what I made her. I was really nervous because I could not find any tutorials on-line, so I made up the pattern as I went along. I actually will post a tutorial for it soon.

My favorite part was making the little scalloped edges above.
My partner really likes mushrooms and gnomes, and as soon as I saw the fabric above I had to order a yard of it. It's from here, and this lady is very sweet and super talented.
I ended up quilting it on my machine using a free form loopy.
I don't have a round table but I was kind of sad giving it up!:) It was really fun being challenged with something new.
And since my partner really loves mushrooms I felt compelled to make her this painting. I know it was a quilting swap but I really had fun making it.
Next time I'll show what my partner made me! It was really fun getting a surprize package in the mail. I'd like to do another swap soon.


Anonymous said...

Oh yes, P-A-L-E-A-S-E, post the tutorial! I don't have a round table either, but that is just too perfect :)!! And you picked the absolute perfect colors for it :)!!

Sewn With Grace said...

This is just amazing! I love the fabric you chose. It's so happy! Great work!

Tara said...

WOWZA! That is too cute. Your swap person is going to love all that.
Neat idea too.

Teresa aka Tess said...

I think swaps are so much fun and that round runner is awesome. I love the detail you put into it with the special fabric and the scalloped edges. The painting is wonderful too. I am sure your swap partner was delighted.

Christi said...

So cute!

Rhonda said...

that is wonderful! you did a great job and your time not blogging was certainly well spent.

I am sure your partner will just be thrilled with this runner for years to come

Appleshoe said...

Welcome back to blog land. I can’t wait to see the tutorial; these are so fun, unique, and beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Chrissie! That is so cute!I love the little gnomes and I love that its circular. Great job! ALMOST worth the time we had to spend without you. Casey

luci said...

Fabulous quilting those circles and how cute the mushrooms!

Shell in your Pocket said... fun! I love the fabric-
sandy toe

Ruth said...

They are both great. Such great colors in the round table runner. Love the mushroom painting.