November 9, 2013

Fussy cut squares swap

I know, I know, I should not sign up for any swaps, but once in a while I cannot resist. Must be some kind of defect in my genes. The latest one is the fussy cut square swap hosted by Amanda (whatthebobbin). 

The task was an easy one; only 12 paper pieced 4 ½” x 4 ½” blocks. I’m not a great fan of paper piecing, but this one even I could manage. Well, almost. Block no 11 turned out to be a beast. I cut it wrongly, twice! How stupid can you get? You’d think after the first mistake you’d check everything, but nooooo…

Anyway; I managed and here are my blocks. They are already in Texas, waiting to be distributed and sent on their way to their new homes.

It was such fun to make these blocks that I even made a deal with Anneliese (mailfromthecheekymonkey) to swap three directly with her.
Here are the ones Anneliese sent to me. Too cute for words!

And here are her new blocks in exchange. They are already on their way to Ireland.

Now, what do you do with these blocks? Frankly I hadn’t the slightest until I saw something like this; a small sewing case. So I had a session with my sewing machine and out came this:

I’m giving it away to a young girl, but at least I have an idea what to make with my loot when it finally hits my post box. 

And what have you been up to today?