Let the Stitching Begin!


By Judith on January 23, 2012
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I love Monday’s!
The sun is shining (ocassionally) and the house is quiet and all mine!
I found out on Saturday that 
1. My Mouthy Stitches Swap Mama is the one and only Hadley (Flying Blind On A Rocket Cycle).  Btw, Hadley’s recently finished Constellation Quilt is definitely worth a look!
2. And my swap partner is ………………………. I’m not allowed to tell you of course (being a secret swap an’ all!).
But I’m chuffed with who I’ve been assigned to make for.  I’ve been stalking and the old coggs have been whirring.  This is what I’ve come up with so far:

At this stage I’m just playing around with shape, structure and construction.  But I’m going to push myself a bit on this one, and maybe try some new things (isn’t that what swaps are all about!).
I’ve also started quilting my Dad’s Civil War quilt.

I just couldn’t bring myself to fmq squiggles and stipples all over my precious geometric blocks!  So I’m going to stick with something more subtle, in keeping with the geometric nature of the design.
I’m going to try and get this quilted today, start on the binding and be finished ahead of schedule! (famous last words!).
Enjoy your Monday, it’s the last one for a whole week!