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!