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So it was Claudia’s turn this month 🙂  She chose Hello Betty Retro fabric (which I have had my eye on for months now).  When I received her fabric package I was so psyched….a) Hello Betty Retro and b) no rules!  (Not that rules are bad.  I can’t promise when its my month that I won’t set some ground rules!! )  I’ve been really wanting to try some paper piecing as in this string quilt example, so I chose that to be my first block.  I used up a LOT of the fabric she sent but I really wanted to do more than one block for her.  I took what I had and made a wonky log cabinish block.  I threw in some of my own fabrics here and there for some spice (as she told us was ok to do) and also to get to the desired 12.5″ by 12.5″ block.  I think the paper piecing could be QUITE addictive!!!  It looks so cool, and its fun to do!  Hmmm, the wheels are turning… 

block for claudia 1

block for claudia 2

Now if only I could choose what my next project will be.  I just got some new fabrics from Fabricworm and am in the process of building my raqua (red/aqua) collection.  Not sure what type of quilt arrangement will showcase this color theme best.  Any suggestions?  I have seen it done as a wonky log cabin (always a crowd pleaser) and as a mod sampler quilt…though I was thinking of trying something different….paperpieced string quilt?  strip quilt?  ????????

Well, now that my head is spinning with ideas, I’m going to get to it.  G’night everyone 🙂

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I received this package from Sudi-Laura last week…and I absolutely LOVE it all! First of all, I love Anna Maria Horner, so just the fact that Sudi-Laura used her fabrics made my day 🙂 I love the design of the coasters, so pretty! She threw in some extra fabric (she must KNOW I have a fabric obsession!!) and yummy tea….what more could a girl want? Thank you so much Sudi-Laura!

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Kindred Crafters Coaster Swap- received, originally uploaded by Isaacsmama.

My first swap! This first picture is of the package I sent to Sudi-Laura(taken by Sudi-Laura who did a MUCH better job photographing the contents than I did).  Sudi-Laura told me she liked bright and bold colors…so I thought red and aqua (my favorite color pair at the moment) would do the trick. I wanted to send something else with the coasters so I found some tea and a mug that coordinated well with the red & aqua theme. I used the Pinwheel Quilted Coaster tutorial by The Long Thread. They were really fun to make 🙂

coaster collage

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