Sunday, 7 October 2012

Mouthy Stitches 2

A few weeks ago I joined the Mouthy Stitches 2 tote bag swap. The girls involved are huge fun and there is an incredible pool of talent in the group.  We are using this super straight forward pattern for a reversible tote.

After waiting for some much needed supplies to arrive,  here's where I'm at.  I have been assigned a lovely partner.  I am a little in awe of her as she makes beautiful things.  Having said that, she seems quite laid back and I'm really hoping I have interpreted her inspiration mosaic correctly.

As usual, I used Lynne's lozenge templates, which you can find here. I seem to have been making these lozenge blocks forever but I know my partner likes a bit of English paper piecing and I feel like I can make these blocks in my sleep. I had originally planned to finish the block in the normal way with the half square triangles but someone else in the group had the same idea. I had a play around and quite liked the look of it on point. My partner prefers a warm palette and is happy for me to go scrappy.

The pieced block will be appliqued on to the natural Essex linen backing and I shall probably do a little piecing on the back. We can't stray too far from the original pattern but I plan on putting in an interior zip! For an extra, we have to make a key fob.  A huge thank you to swap mama Susan who sent me the metal ware so that I could make mine!

So now I just have to wait patiently for my partner to give the thumbs up...or not!

Hope you have had a great weekend!

26 comments:

two hippos said...

I love your eep block, it is so addictive!

Cindy Sharp said...

Looks great.

Danny Heyen said...

I totally love this. You are so talented!!

Cindy said...

It looks awesome! Great layout and fab fabric. Loving the little birdie :)

Elisabeth said...

It looks lovely, Annabella. Lucky partner.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Gorgeous! Love that warm palette :)

Susan Standen said...

I love this and can't wait to see who your partner is. Kills me that the three mamas don't share this info!!!

linda said...

gorgeous and i love the birdie:))))

Leanne said...

I love it too, you have used really beautiful fabrics and the linen will be lovely!

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

It's beautiful Annabella and I love that you've turned it on point! Very lucky partner!

Catherine said...

Love the EPP, and those colours are fantastic

Nicky said...

Annabella it is gorgeous! The bird is fab and I can't wait to see how you finish this off!

Patchwork and Play said...

Two thumbs up from down here! It's beautiful. The colours are a bit more subdued than what I would normally use, but that's what I love about it!

Isisjem said...

Thumbs up from me but after reading hints about your partner in this post I don't think it's me. Damn!

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

I love it Annabella, the warm colours and the fabrics! Yum!

Flying Blind... said...

Both thumbs up like Bobby Ball!

Trudi said...

I love it, the warm richness of it, just gorgeous! Love your plan too! If your partner doesn't like it, you can send it here!

Heather D. said...

Super cool Annabella. Your partner will love it I'm sure.

Charlotte said...

it's so lovely! I want it!!!

Katy Cameron said...

This looks great, love the fussy cut bird!

diane said...

I guess I'm not your partner because I gave it a big thumbs up.

Enchanted Bobbin said...

It's wonderful! I hope it's for me :)

Kelly said...

Looking good.....

Toni said...

So pretty! Those blocks will look great against the linen. Lucky partner!

Quilting In The Cold said...

They are lovely, I would give them a very good home!

Rebecca Lynne said...

I love this so much! Agh! Totally using this for my EPP project. ;)