Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Having fun ....

Before I left for my holiday there were some swap gifts to send.....

I have been enjoying the 12" mini quilt club hosted by Cheryll from Gone Stitchin'

The theme for this last one was Fathers Day and I was partnered to send to Raelene who requested something with a car theme......

I don't know much about cars.... I have a red one..... and occasionally I have to put petrol in it...

.... anyway I thought I would go with a classic style and found a picture on the internet ... 


I did it all in back stitch and some wriggly quilting background ... I was so pleased to find some cheerful wheel fabric for the edges .... 


Great fun swap... not too big an item but enough to be a challenge....

This swap is not a 'regular' but there are several through the year - you can join the 'club' and participate in the swap when you can...... for more information just go along HERE....

I also posted off another set of parcels for Cathy...... I knew I was going to have a busy time so I sent some extra for next month...... and a special little one for opening straight away - the idea being to help resist temptation to peeeeeep.....


.... I won't spoil the surprise but it did include this:



The other regular swap I like to do is the Once A Season Swap which also happens to be co-ordinated by Cheryll and this time I was sending to Tracey who does all sorts of lovely work so I tried to think of something a bit different for Spring for her ....



This is a pattern from Allie, who by the way has just started her own pattern designing - do pop along and wish her well and have a look at her brand new design over HERE

Done in raw edge applique and back stitch for the words - in the ditch quilting....


Thanks Cheryll for organising the swap, thanks Allie for the pattern and thanks Tracey for being my swappie this season.....

I do enjoy the swaps but will be taking a break for a couple of months..... you see I have a big trip to take in October .... far away.... to see special peoples .... grown up ones and little grandie ones too.....

Righto, Gotto Go, there are some BOM's I have got behind with.....

25 comments:

  1. wow Fiona that car is unreal,awesome job you did and i so love that lemon tree,well done my friend and how exciting for you to see your lovely family.xx

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  2. Oh Fiona - I love that lemon tree - every time I see it - well this might only be the 3rd time - I just think "I have to do that" and the car is great too - a terrific design. Isn't the web useful at times??

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  3. You made a lot of nice gifts and beautiful pieces that they will treasure.

    Debbie

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  4. Love the stitchery. It's fabulous. Hugs,

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  5. The car is fabulous...great job on the stitching and what a find for the border fabric...
    The lemon tree quilt is so lovely...I'm looking forward to seeing it for real next time I visit its new home...

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  6. Your car is great, but really love the lemon tree.
    Hugs Tanya

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  7. Love both of these, especially the lemon tree.
    You must be so excited about your trip. Enjoy the planning and hope it all goes well

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  8. You are so organised, and I'm sure they will appreciate all the thought and hard work you put into your swap gifts. The car turned out really well. X

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  9. Your car mini quit looks fantastic Fiona. So does your lemon tree!

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  10. Very cute Vintage car...well done. I love Allie's Lemon Tree it is so fresh and just right for Spring.

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  11. Great idea for the car stitching. Beautiful work.
    And the lemon tree is perfect!!

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  12. The Lemon Tree mini is very sweet! Very sunny and Spring-like!

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  13. I love Allie's lemon tree pattern, and yours is beautiful in those colors! :0)

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  14. Thanks so much for my lemon tree it is beautiful and fits in perfectly - my kitchen is ready for spring.
    That car is amazing and the wheels fabric is perfect - Lucky Raelene.
    I really think Cathy should at least be allowed a peek!
    Enjoy the planning.

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  15. Love your swap gifties.......they have turned out beautifully!

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  16. Your work is amazing, Fiona! Just beautiful. Enjoy your travels!

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  17. What an awesome gift for Father's Day...and love your lemon tree.

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  18. Beautifully done Fiona, such lovely gifts... x

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  19. your vintage car looks amazing! what a great idea. love all those little parcels and your lemon tree mini is so beautiful.

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  20. OMG how busy you have been... love the car it is gorgeous and the fabric is just perfect xxx
    PS. love everything else too xxx

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  21. Ohh love the car, thought of my pop when I saw it. Your lemon tree is divine....

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  22. WOW - oh my gosh - Fiona!!! I squealed when I saw your Lemon Tree, I think it's my favorite version EVER! The colors are awesome! AWESOME! Please please may I use your pics for a post?

    The car is just wonderful, love the stippling around it and the wheel fabric, how cool is that!

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  23. We don't have the same car then - mine is green.

    Love your car and love your tree, gorgeous, both of them

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  24. Oh, Fiona your car stitchery is just beautiful. You did such a great job.

    I love your lemon tree too. I saw it on Allie's blog post too.

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