Thursday, January 12, 2012

The internet ate my homework...

Mosaic - For the Love of Solids Swap Round 2

I have been making mosaics. You see, I signed up for a few swaps. And secret partners need inspiration and that means making mosaics. The one above is for the Love of Solids {a Modern Swap} round 2.

Mosaic for Fab Little Quilt Swap

This mosaic is for a new swap called the Fab Little Quilt Swap. I find making mosaics difficult and time consuming (not the technical part, the selecting items part) and I feel like I am conveying a different style with each one. I really do like most everything.

Mosaic February Pincushion Swap

Those pincushions are for another new group, Bee, a {modern} Swapper. I love pincushions and I have made and given away a lot over the last year. One day I will round up some pictures to share but they are not handy this morning. I spent all my free time in the last few evenings making mosaics.

Mosaic Mouthy Stitches Zipper Pouch Swap

And this mosaic is for another new swap, Mouthy Stitches. This group is run by my UK friends and there is no way I could not join, given the name.

[And Hadley, (Flying Blind on a Rocket Cycle), really, how can you so adamantly hate brown? I cannot resist showing this off, my solids quilt from last summer - it is primarily brown. Oh and there is a bit of gold there too.

For the Love of Solids [a modern swap] - wall quilt - complete.

Oh and I joined a rainbow layer cake swap too. Seems that I have a case of January startitis. It is so bad that I set up a Google calendar just for quilting deadlines! Luckily most of them fall on the same few days, which means they are easy to remember but I will certainly be scrambling near to those dates.

Worse,  remember I am still going for broke on the Finish-A-Long and I am looking forward to Sarah, from Narcoleptic in the Cupboard's Stained QAL  which starts soon (beautiful button is over on my sidebar). And there are a few Bees that I forgot to mention.

So, little quilting has happened, I had no progress for Work in Progress Wednesday and I am still thinking about all the great suggestions and help you gave me for the kaleidoscope binding and quilting. Thank you and there will be more on that when I have time to quilt again. The internet ate my homework.

Best,

Leanne

24 comments:

  1. OK I'm exhausted. When do you sleep? I admit I don't do brown either but that solids quilt could turn my head.

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  2. I've also signed up for Mouthy Stitches (and the Swoon-Along too). I can't wait for partner allocations so I can get started on choosing fabrics and a design!

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  3. You are so ambitious.....I get tired just thinking of everything you are signed up for. Your mosaics are amazing.

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  4. Your are the Mosaic queen for sure! And you're definitely not afaid of starting new things! I love brown too - it all hangs on what you team it with! Jxo

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  5. Thats a nice shade of brown though, Leanne. I'm sure Hadley means the yukky poo kind of brown... !

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  6. Yay! someone signed up for more than me... Lovely mosaics :-) (And I loved your solids work last year, browns and all...)

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  7. wow, you are as addicted to joining as me. I am in several of the same swaps so we will be seeing a lot of each other. Your mosaics are lovely inspiration for your partners.

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  8. oh, I forgot, I like brown, too!

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  9. My goodness, you have taken on a load Leanne! I know what you mean about time consuming mosaics, I admire your determination.
    .and there's nothing wrong with a bit of brown......

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  10. That sure is a bunch of beautiful mosaics! Bees are so much fun!

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  11. I thought I had startitis...., but you beat me hands down! I love the pincushion mosaic - I want to make my own version of nearly all of them!

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  12. wow Leanne, you are going to be busy!! I hate doing mosiacs, they are so time consuming and fiddly - probably why my mosiac for mouthy stitches is so small: much easier to pin to a board on pinterest! I have signed up for Sarahs as well

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  13. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful and brown can be beautiful!!!
    x Teje

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  14. I hate to admit it - I said I hate brown on that thread yesterday, then in the afternoon, went and bought four brown and aqua fabrics! So maybe she was just kidding! Love your brown and gold quilt! Mosaics are addictive, aren't they!?

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  15. I'm a card-carrying member of the I HATE BROWN ADAMANTLY Club. However I LOVE your solids quilt and I actually used brown in my recent Gees Bend quilt workshop. So, I may have to rip up my membership card, or else start a new "not so adamant" branch.

    Your mosaics are gorgeous (hey, thanks for including a couple of my pouches!). You'll have a ball in those swaps. I am resisting for the first half of the year until I get some major WIPs and UFOs done around here!! Have fun!

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  16. I love your brown quilt! I think it is amazing!!! lol

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  17. what a beautiful collection of projects you've made, you must be a very productive sewer! love the name of the last swap too haha, I think I may have to look into that!

    Jessie, xo

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  18. Oh what have we started? - I love that quilt!

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  19. I agree finding just the right pics for the mosaics take forever, there are so many gorgeous things to look at.
    I don't hate brown either. It all depends on what it's teamed with.
    You've made me feel very very tired just reading about all the swaps you are in.

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  20. How do you do all this and work full time too?!?!? You amaze me.

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  21. Great inspiration!! There's so much going on in quilty blog land, I'm looking forward to the Stained QAL! I adore your quilt and am a fan of brown!! ;)

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  22. I'm deathly afraid to count my swaps and bees, let along put them in a calendar.
    Love your solids quilt, the aqua/teal does so much for the muted browns, which I adore.
    I think I'll pop over and check out the Stained QAL.
    Good luck with all your sewing!

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  23. Holy cr*p I thought I'd signed up for a lot lol Looking forward to seeing all the things you create for the swaps though

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  24. Haha! You might just have startitis worse than me! Unfortunately I seem to have finiphobia and don't seem to get to the end of everything I start - just as well for the FAL! One done!

    Keep focussed and you will be fine! You are going gto have a huge mosaic of projects at the end of the year!

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