First Finish of 2015

Technically… even though I’ve sewn this is the first actual finish and it’s something knocked off my FAL Q1 list too!

It’s my mini for the current round of the Schnitzel and Boo Mini Swap. I changed my mind so many times as I was a little out of my comfort zone with my partner Craftyhannah.

In the end I settle of a New York Beauty Circle of Flying Geese pattern… lot of paper piecing… mutterings and curves later it was pieced. Then it was the quilting… I dithered for about a week and half and in the end put on my fmq foot and big girl pants…. voila an organic waves pattern. It’s far from perfect but I love it πŸ™‚ And…. the back is amazingly fine!

Mini Swap Betteroffthread New York Beauty of Flying Geese (2)

There were a few I had my eye on in the IG Pool and what came was one of those! A gorgeous hexie out of B&C fabrics and some lovely goodies too including a portable EPP kit by the lovely Gretchen. Guess what will be coming to work with me tomorrow πŸ™‚

Mini Swap Hexie Bonnie and Camille

My next swap is due in April for the UKmini hosted by BossyOz and I must say I’m intimidated again by my partner…. dithering over what to do……….

Then May it’s the Outlander swap I’m co-hosting with Kylie (still open details here). I’m resisting other swaps that are popping up as I have some secret sewing to finish…

Sometimes I wonder how does everyone manage to fit it all in?

Hannah.x

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5 Comments

  1. So, so beautiful and Bagpuss seems to approve:)

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  2. Your quilts are so beautiful πŸ˜€

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  3. They are both beautiful … How did I miss that you are co-hosting a swap! Off to take a look….

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  4. Haha, how do these blogger’s manage to create and blog as well? I often wonder the same! Your mini is beautifully made, an awesome finish. I am visiting from Sew and Sow Farms giveaway where we are to choose a new blog to visit from her sidebar. Your blogname attracted me:-)

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  5. Love the quilt and the reference to needing big girl pants for FMQ! Beautiful work on a complicated little quilt!

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