Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Christmas Swap.Part 2 - November OPAM Too

You may remember a few posts back just before Christmas about a Christmas swap that I took part in.  I unfortunately missed the sign up for Chookyblue's Christmas Swap ....again and Wendy emailed to say that she would be happy to do an unofficial swap with just me.  A very kind offer which I accepted.
We both opened our main swap on Christmas Eve and I sent to Wendy the following.....
Sophie and I made several decorations similar to this one last year and really enjoyed it, so I thought I would make one for Wendy.  Mind you, my fingers were glad when I had finished using all of those pins in!
The main part of the swap from me was......
.... this wall hanging made of appliqued shapes and a layer of organza on top.  I went to a workshop a while back and it was called  Shadow applique.
I also used this style of tree last year for the Christmas Block Quilting Bee.  It is a nice looking tree block and I think it shall reduce it to fit on the tree skirt that I would like to make.
I have already posted about the lovely tree decoration that Wendy made.
It has been hanging on our tree all over the holidays.
Taking pictures on these dull winter days is not good but I hope that the pictures shows you the lovely colours in the fabric that Wendy used for this wall hanging.  Funny how we had the same idea.
Unusual colours for Christmas but I really like them.

This is the lovely fabric on the back of the wall hanging.
I enjoyed sending off a swap parcel at Christmas....anyone remember the Christmas Decoration swap in 2008 or the stocking swap in 2009 that I ran?  Might try another next Christmas if there is any interest.
This also formed one of my November OPAM finishes as well.
I do hope that OPAM runs next year too as I have sat down today and actually written a list of what I would like to make in 2012.  How organised id that!!??


Chocolate Cat said...

That is far too organised!! but I would like to do that too before the start of the new year! What a great swap you and Wendy had!

Wendy said...

So glad that you like the wall hanging...I just love those fabrics! Of course they are very modern and non-traditional....I love the wall hanging that you made for me as well...Where can I find the pattern for the tree? I would love to make a quilt with the tree, I think it would be so beautiful....Hope you have a Happy New Year....

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love the wall hanging what a great swap...and yes OPAM 2012 will be happening again..

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