I’m constantly engaged in this balancing act of wanting fewer deadlines and sewing-related stress (it’s supposed to be fun, right?), but craving the creativity-inducing constraints that come from making secret things for other people. I admit it, I love combing my partner’s flickr favorites, what they’ve made, what they’re drawn to, stalking checking their blog, it’s just fun!
Which is just another way of me saying that even though I promised myself no more swaps, I totally just signed up for another swap. Oops. At least it’s a fast one!
First up, though, is the Sew Sew Modern 3 swap. I’m making a Heather Ross-tastic pillow cover for my Heather Ross-loving partner. I’ve been wanting to play with the Square in a Square design, and spent some time futzing around with color placement to get a different secondary design. I ended up with this, which I realized afterwards actually mimics a fancy granny square. So I’m calling it Square in a Granny Square! It’s quilted, now I just need to make it into a pillow cover and make the small item to go with it.
The second swap I just joined was for sewing summit. I’ll be heading there in September, and couldn’t say no to a quick in-person swap! I’ve picked the fabrics, and I’m working on the Bloomin’ design by Let’s Eat Grandpa. I’m in love with every version of this I’ve seen made, so I’m pleased I finally have a good excuse to make one. I am already wondering how I’m going to get all those fabrics onto my panel, but I’m not that worried. These are so fun, I won’t mind if I need to make it again!
These really will be the last swaps of the year for me, because it’s moving into Christmas quilt making time!! (Which let’s be honest, is just a slightly different type of swap. ;))
Linking up to WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced.