Hi everyone, I trust this post finds you all well and enjoying the things in life that make you happy. I have been busy sewing my blocks for the Scrappy Trip Along Swap hosted by Julie @ 627handworks ! Swaps are a great way to improve your sewing skills! This swap has certainly provided me with the opportunity to use fabric choices and colour combinations that I would not normally use. It has also helped improve my sewing accuracy. I am really happy with the outcomes. Just hope my swap buddies are happy with their blocks!!! Following is a pic of the block and the criteria supplied by my swap buddies!
Block 1 Bright & Happy!
Block 2 Colours of the Rainbow!
Block 3 Orange, Navy, Turquoise/Aqua
( added a little grey & mixed strip to balance out)
Block 4 Solids only!! ( first time working completely with solids)
Block 5 ( no colour choice specified)
This swap has certainly provided me with learning opportunities! The lessons I have learnt are as follows:
Be prepared to test out the block first! This allows you to check 1/4inch seams, seam alignment and ensure the block size is accurate! With this particular block a very very scant quarter inch is required and pin pin pin to match up seams!
- Make a concerted effort to match the participant requirements!
- Sew to the very best of your ability and give a block that you would be happy to receive!
- Enjoy the block arriving at your door step and love the fabrics that are not in your stash!
- Every swap is an opportunity to improve our skills and make new friends!
I am linking up this post with Fabric Tuesday @ Quilt Story, WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced and NTT Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation! Stop by these wonderful sites and check out all the projects!
As always thank you so much for stopping by and wherever you are in the world have a fabulous day!
Happy sewing ……………..Marie xxx