I know I know I'm a bit slow about blogging about this considering my swap recipient recieved hers a while ago now. I was hoping to do a combined blog entry of what I recieved and about the one I made up. However I'm still waiting on mine. Apparently mine is in transit from it's makers home to here.
Anyway my swap partner seemed to be bit of a lover of Fairies and whimsical things. I was trying to think up something rather creative like the quilt I made for the DQS6 alas my mind kept going blank. So I changed that from of mind to looking for a fabric to be the main feature and could not go past Micheal Miller's Fairy prints. So I went looking at one of my local quilt shops and found a perfect colour and print.
Over the next few days I quandered over what I had in mind would suit my swap partner Desi and her tastes. In the end I just though "Just do it and if she likes it she likes it if she doesn't well that can't be helped" So cuting with the rotary cuter started. Then away I went with the piecing.
Halfway through I realised some pieces were cut so uneven and crap that I had to go back and hope I had enough to replace what I stuffed up. Yes there was big jumping about happened. i have a terrible habit of just going hell for leather on the cutting front without stoping and checking it's going the way I should have it.
Anyway back to the sewing machine! then the machine starts eating the fabric. ARRRRRRRGGG insert a number of swear words here. Lucky I was able to save it all and slowly unpick all the crapy sewing. Turns out there was a slight bend in the needle.....how the hell did that get there it was perfectly fine the night before. A glance goes towards the 4yr old saying i didn't touch it mummy.
So now needle replaced, away I go. Done got it all pieced in one night.
A little under two weeks later I recieve a thankyou card from Desi. How lovely of her to do that. You don't see a thankyou card that often these days do you?