Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Last Swap and Pincushion Tutorial

One of the things I haven't shared with you is the swap I was in when my sewing machine decided to go crazy.  I think it needed a vacation.  LOL  Last spring I was invited to a new Flickr swap group, Fab Little Quilt Swap (FLQS).  It was a great honor to be asked because it is a "by invitation only" group.  The swap rules are very much like some of the other groups I belong to.  You receive a secret partner that you scope (Spy/stalk) out on Flickr.  Then you design something just for them.  You then receive a small quilt from another member that has your name.  Very fun!!!!

Here is the quilt I sent my partner, FlossieBloosms.  She has a love of anything related to the beach and flamingos.   I named this little quilt, "Spooning on the Beach"  It was a joy to make until my machine went out in the middle of quilting it.  To say the least I was very late and missed the deadline.  Luckily they have laid off for the summer.  Here is the pincushion I sent to go with this beauty.
Click on the picture of the ball and it will take you to the pattern and tutorial to make your own beach ball.  

Now for the beauty I received from my partner, ShapeMoth.  She creates the most wonderful paper pieced creations ever.  This little beauty came all the way from Germany and I love, love, love it.
She named it "Dream Pond".  The colors are very true in the picture and it is a beautiful quilt.  I have hung it with the others I have received.  I now have a wall full of frog quilts.  What a joy to behold every morning when I wake.  

Happy Quilting!!!


  1. I'd love to see a picture of your frog wall.

  2. Beautiful quilts and the beach ball pin cushion is wonderful!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  3. I love the frog! Very well done! socialsue

  4. Wow, your quilt are really, really beautiful! I love the one with the flamingos! Gorgeous! Liz

  5. Pincushion is super cute! Love it :) Visiting from Lil Luna Linkup

  6. That pincushion is so cute!
    Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse Party! I'll be featuring this tomorrow!

  7. Love this idea! We would love to have you link up some of your projects at our party!

  8. The quilts are beautiful, and I love the pincushion. I would be happy to have you share this and any other idea you would like to link up to "One Creative Weekend" at

  9. Beautiful quilts, and that pincushion is too dang cute!

    Thanks for sharing @'Sew Cute Tuesday'. I'll be
    featuring you tomorrow, so be sure to stop by
    and grab a 'featured' button!

  10. These are gorgeous.. of course I just adore the sweet flamingos and the beach ball pin cushion is too stinking adorable! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party !
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  11. That pin cushion is just too cute, thanks for adding it to A Crafty Soiree :)

  12. I have never heard of these swap groups. Thanks for bringing up to speed. :D Sounds fun. If only I knew how to sew. :D

  13. What a nice swap creation and that pincushion is so cute - perfect for summer sewing. I've featured you at this week's Craftastic Link Party. Stop by & grab a Featured On button - thanks for linking over at Sew Can Do:)

  14. I love the beach ball pincushion - thank you so much!

  15. Hi Marjory...I'm so glad to have found your blog - your designs are such a delight - I just LOVE the "Spooning on the Beach" especially since I'm a lover of all things Flamingo! This is just the cutest!!!!

    I found you tonight thru Quilting Gallery when I fell in love with "Blooming Bag"...I just HAD to come and peek at your blog...fell in LOVE with the Spooky Cats...and as you can see I've been going through your posts...You Just Make Me SMILE!!!! I'm following you now...and can't wait to have a little more time to come back and see all that I've missed.

    What a fun find!

    1. Just realized I was the "other Lynn" LOL when I left my comment.....I don't even know why SHE exists...LOL...this is the REAL me...hahahaha

  16. is there a pattern for spooning on the beach?


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