Monday, February 20, 2012

Mouthy Stitches Finish

The Mouthy Stitches Swap is coming to a close very soon.
I'm done!
I'm ready to send this little large project pouch to my partner. 
I've done a little stalking and 
I'm pretty sure she will really like it.


Although I don't know her favorite colors, 
she does like gnomes and I always think gnomes should have a red hat.
I went with red, aqua, a touch of orange, tiny bit of yellow and black & white
The gnome home is around the corner, on the back side.


I topped it off with the linen to tie in with the Gnome and a red zip. 
My aqua zipper didn't quite match, so I went with the red and I'm glad I did.

pouch guts

The pouch is lined with some Echo and has blue dot pockets.

Gnome small project pouch
Finished size  9 X 11

 Granny square quilt blocks are very popular right now. 
I got to work on a couple this week.
 I was sent red and aqua fabric from one of my bees. 

Don't these look great side by side?
I love them!
I left them untrimmed so they can be squared up 
with the other February bee blocks. 
These were fun, great for scraps, adorable and addictive. 
This block looks great with any fabric.
I might have to start a quilt with my scraps.
Check out the Old Red Barn Co. Quilt Along flickr group 
for some beautiful granny squares. 
It's not to late to join in.

My pincushion swap is also coming to a close soon. 
I knew right away what I wanted for my partners pincushion, 
but I didn't have a pattern. 
This past weekend I finally had time to work something 
up and made a practice pincushion for me.

Ms. Hootie stands six inches tall, is stuffed with rice and made from scraps.
I went with rice because I had a bunch, but my partner's will be filled with little plastic pellets.
She turned out exactly like I had hoped she would. 

As soon as she was done, my granddaughter ran off with her 
and said it was her owlie. 
She has a soft spot for creatures and talks 
with them as if they are real. 
I think Ms Hootie is kinda cute and I hate to stick her with pins. : )

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