Outlander Swap

So you might have remembered a few months ago Kylie (alittlereddress) and myself decided to host an Outlander Craft themed swap as we both loved the books. And after I managed to get it on Amazon Prime this month binged on the eps available so far (only two more left) I think I need the dvd in my life…..

For me this was a bit challenging but here is what I’ve come up with……

P1120024A 60s inspired “Sophia Bag” pattern by Emma Brennan in Harris Tweed and with a beautiful blue plaid lining, scrappy tweed needle book, an embroidered Jamie Fraser quote 🙂 and what took the most time a paper pieced thistle. This thing is tiny measuring approx 8.5″ x 6.5″ it had 26 separate sections and some of those sections had over 20 pieces. Phew I’m getting tired just thinking about it now!

P1120019As this mini thistle incorporated a few scraps and the tweed was scraps kindly given to me by the amazing Victoria I think they qualify to link up to Scraptastic Tuesday 🙂

Scraptastic Tuesday

Hannah.x

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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 🙂 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 🙂

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