Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I Hope I Nailed It!

So, remember how I said I got a little sign-up happy at the beginning of the year?  I'm having a ton of fun with all of these swaps, but it's somewhat nerve-wracking...at least for me.  Some of the people in these swaps are bonafide superstars!  I just sent these out this morning for the Potholder Pass -

I really hope my partner likes them.  I love them, but I was so nervous about choosing a design because, well, she's really, REALLY good and seems to like a lot of unique paper-piecing and super-cool stuff...stuff I didn't think I could really do.  Luckily, the pattern I ended up choosing was pretty straight-forward, but really makes an impact.  My partner commented that she liked them when I posted my in-progress pics, so hopefully the finished product will be a hit, too!

The pattern is Margaret's Daisy by Christine Thresh.  If you want to try your hand at one, here's a link to the pattern - http://www.winnowing.com/margaret.html.  Keep in mind that her pattern is for a 3" finished block.  I doubled the pattern and added a border to make my potholders.  The great thing is that the super-talented Christine gave me permission to do a tutorial of her block and show you how I enlarged her template and added the border.  I'm so excited to share it with you!  Once I get a couple more projects off my plate I will get this in order.  You'll probably crack up at my "on the fly" and "messy" approach to paper-piecing, but hopefully it'll at least be entertaining, if not helpful.

Back to the studio...time to get moving on my next swap...a pincushion for another wicked talented gal!


  1. FMF! They better not get gravy on them!

  2. Those are fabulous! Love the fabric on the back.

  3. These are wonderful.
    P.S. I am NOT stalking you. You just have way too many cool things here. Lovin' them all.