Sunday, 21 February 2016


I swore off swapping last year. I had a good experience in the swaps I had done but there is a certain amount of pressure that comes with a swap that I didn't like. Just a me thing, so I decided not to do any more meantime.

Then along came two that I had to participate in. The blueberry park one using Karen Lewis fabrics and the dsshwood one.

I have enjoyed both but again am reminded of the pressure, - deadlines, checking in, trying to like and comment on all the posts. I know for a lot of people this is part of the fun but for me it creates a bit of a worry. Have I commented on my partners posts enough? I won't know until I have received it and find out who my partner is. Have I created something my partner will like?

Anyway this is what I made for the blueberry park mini swap. Fabulous paper pieced pattern by Tracey jay quilts. Karen Lewis made a version of this originally from the book then and now quilts by Joyce Dean Giezler.

Shocking picture, the light in winter is horrible here.

I had no idea what to do about the back so made this memory block from the book, 500 quilt blocks by Lynne Goldsworthy and Kerry Green.

The dsshwood swap, well my partner said she loved Mori Girls, so I waited and waited until they came out and I could find a supplier.

My first idea of four of these blocks joined together didn't really work, the patterns are a bit too big and needed a bigger block.

So I went back to the memory block I used for the backing for the blueberry park mini swap! Here it is in dsshwood mori girls. I like it and more importantly so does my partner *phew*!

The other block I made will go on the back.

In other news the neck and shoulder are feeling better, not fully well but good enough for a weekends sewing!


  1. I adore the front of the Blueberry Park mini! Glad your neck and shoulder are starting to feel better xx

    1. Thank you! I plan to make many more of that pattern it's fab. Big hugs to Archie xx

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