Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Winner, Swap Update, & Mini Paper-Piecing

First, thanks to all who commented on the watermelon coasters! Thanks to friendly Mr. Random Number Generator, the winner is:
Amy of Amy's Crafty Shenanigans! Amy, I'll be emailing you for your address and coaster color choice. 

Second, the Shades of Grey Charm Square Fabric Swap is now full! I emailed all of the participants with shipping information. It's been fun watching all the gray swatches appear on the Flickr site. Check them out if you haven't yet.

Finally, my "little" project over the weekend was to stitch my nametag for my quilt guild. The group is the Log Cabin Quilters, so the block is a log cabin. I did mine wonkily, and then decided that I should paper piece the letters of my name. Besides the fact that I'm not really an embroiderer/hand stitcher, it just seemed like the look of paper pieced letters would go well with the wonky log cabin. I used patterns I found online, resized down to 1" square finished. Talk about tiny pieces! The letters had a lot of bulk.I must really hate  hand stitching to choose this instead.  
Here are two of them: 
They actually turned out pretty well until I sewed my name tag front and back together, pillowcase-style, and turned it right side out. The bulk was just too much. I think I'm going to have to redo it before the next meeting. 

The irony of this whole story? The guest speaker tonight at the guild meeting was a paper piecer. I kept my name tag covered! :)


  1. Woohoo - thanks!! You've made today a great day :)

  2. Thanks for a lovely giveaway and congratulations to Amy!

  3. Could you please send me the address for shades of grey.

    thank you.

  4. Hi, Ellie! Now I'm following you. I DO remember your blocks for the color challenge. So pretty! I look forward to seeing it put together.