So, on Sunday night the Brit Quilt Swap kicked off with partner allocations flying around the UK. We have four mamas (those are the people that sort the secret partner allocations), 40 bebes (those are the people that make and swap the quilts) and one Uber Mama - that is of course me - Mrs Big Fat Bossy boots.
So I kicked around a few ideas in my head and took a look around my partner's pics, mosaic etc and started heading down the route of scrappy. Having organised my stash and scraps into 10 IKEA tubs over the weekend, made this job a whole lot easier and a whole lot more fun.
Here is where I have got to so far:
Here's my initial sketch for each quilt block:
Here's my first little triangle all pretty and pieced and proud and pointy and pinned to the pinboard.
Then came a few more.
But here's the thing. I love this so much that, unless my partner goes mental over it, I am going to keep it for myself and make something different for her. I know that sounds horribly selfish but I made a quilt in another swap, sent it off all happily and never heard a thing from the person it was made for and it made me very sad.
If my partner yells "knickerbockerglory" from the rooftops when she sees this, then I will be thrilled and she can have it with my big hearted blessing because it was made for her. If she's kind of blah about it, that's cool too and I'll have a re-think for her and hang this on my kitchen wall and shout 'knickerbockerglory' from my rooftop (well the velux window just below because I'm scared of heights).