Thank you WENDY for hosting FNSI. My sewing room is on it's ear with packing so not much was achieved. But I am finally organised to start my swap project. Last year I was invited by the beautiful PEG and SHEZ to join a swap they were running FHFS. At first I said no I am a REALLY poor at meeting deadlines and set sewing projects. When it comes to sewing I am always in a hurry and if I can find a short cut then I will (especially if I can use the hot glue gun). But I thought it would be good for me to become a better quilter so I was in. Then I saw the list of girls and boy did I know I was in trouble. What a group of talented and amazing sewers, the work they churn out is amazing, precise and accurate sewing and me and my hot glue gun were a little nervous. So the first project is a Dresden Plate (oh dear) have never made one and a template well this would be a first to. So I purchased a plastic template, misplaced it, found it again and then it accidently got packed in a moving box (now I have no idea where it is). So I went on the net and bought a really cute pattern so I was ready to go. Went to start the project double checked what sort of fabric my partner wanted and another oh dear she likes bright fabric. Now I don't have any not a scrap so off to the patchwork shop for me. Now I can normally pick fabric without any problem but I went to two shops walked up and down and in and out and then left and had coffee. Next day was refreshed so back I went. But I took the cowards way out and just picked two of the colours she listed, red and white. I love them I hope she likes them and here they are.
I am going to start cutting soon and will show you how I am going. Wish me luck and by the way has anyone seen the template I made last night??