Friday, June 17, 2011

Lovely Swap

Julie - of Me and My Stitches -  started blogging back in January, and I fell in love with her beautiful minature quilt pendants as soon as I saw them. I've done paper piecing myself before, but never anything on a scale as small as what she does. The colors she uses appeal to my love of all things primitive. I admired them from afar until recently, when she shared a picture of some wool that she had purchased. The thought occured to me - if she was wanting wool, that I have a LOT of that - and maybe she would be interested in doing a swap. I bravely emailed her to present my idea and she wrote right back saying that she loved the idea! So we made the arrangements and now I am the lucky owner of this 2" pendant. She puts her work under glass and solders the edges - adding a ring for a cord or chain. Each little strip of fabric is less than 1/4" wide! Teeny, tiny!


In exchange, I went through my stash of hand dyed wool and carefully chose several pieces in the colors she wanted and mailed them off to her. I think we're both happy with the results!
Thanks Julie!

13 comments:

Cheryl said...

Great swap! I love her work.

Nedra said...

What a great idea. I really like the pendant.
BTW-Thanks so much for all your help in selling my wool. You have been an ANGEL:) (I got all 3 checks)

Linda said...

Win-Win! It never hurts to ask!

Raymond Homestead said...

Love the little quilt!

Joanne said...

What a wonderful swap! Oh my she does wonderful work - to get those points that small! Oh my!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Wow...that pendant is incredible! I've done some paper piecing - but that is so tiny!! AWESOME! And her colors are so spot-on wonderful! Lucky you - and lucky her!! Looks like a wonderful assortment of yummy colors to add to her stash!! Have a wonderful weekend Gayle! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Lori said...

It looks like a perfect swap!!

Me and My Stitches said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my new wool! I'm just going to sit around and pet it tonight!

Courtney said...

Great swap. That pendant is perfect. What precise work she does.
Courtney

Karen said...

I have admired her teensy little piece jewelry pieces. Seems like the seams would be so bulky in a tiny piece like that. Guess you can trim them close to the stitching line since it is not going into a quilt.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~
Very cool! I just love it.
Hugs :)
Lauren

MARCIE said...

I have admired Julie's work. It is wonderful! What a nice trade for you two!

Tolentreasures said...

Love that swap, I am going to have to check her out, looks like a great Christmas present for my MOm.

Thanks for sharing. I love to swap!

Cathy