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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Strawberry Swap WIP

Fabric pull for Strawberry Mini

I am working in my sewing nook on my Strawberry Swap, today. I wanted to make a cute strawberry mini, but I don't have the money for the pattern. So, I just figured out the hst sizes and mocked on up.  It's cute. I may add a leaf to some of these, but this is my WIP for the day and there's a basket too.


On a side note, did anyone let you know that I am a Swapaholic. Well, I really am! I had a conversation with my friend Ayna (amanicustoms on IG) and this was conversation.

Me: I need to stop with the swaps.
Her: Yeah you should start SA (Swaps Anonymous)..an hour later or so
Me: I just signed up for another swap.
Her: Stop the shenanigans!
Me: I can sew a mug rug in my sleep.
Her: You should be the president of SA.
Me: LOL

 
 

The strawberry swap. There's just so much cuteness here. Kira @Labellacolori told me about this berry basket over here. I decided to make one, but my printer is out of ink. So, I just got my cardstock and kinda made a template.

 
It called for heavy interfacing, but I had some Buckram laying around that I made a hat out of last year. So, it feels nice and stable.

 
I thought I would share how I got the binding on here.

 
I just squish it and move it around 'til it was right next to the other side and chain stitched it together.

 
I did a fold where the binding goes together and slipped one side in under the folded edge and sewed that down.

 
This is about 3 inch square. I just turned the binding and sewed it down. Fiddly, but it looks good, and it's reversible.
 

 
 
Linking up with
 
http://www.freshlypieced.com/
 
Happy sewing! Thanks for stopping by...blog at ya later.
 
 

16 comments:

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    1. Thank you! Hopefully, I can have it finished by Friday. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Mm... tasty post. :) Like the strawberry for your mini and that little pin cushion strawberry is very cute too!

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    1. Thank you! I know this mini would look super cute in a kitchen. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. I love the pieced strawberry! I ended up doing applique on a pillow earlier this summer because I couldn't find a strawberry pattern that I liked - I must have missed this one! So cute.

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    1. I pinned this on here http://www.tiedwitharibbon.com/2013/09/strawberries-for-my-sweet.html. I didn't buy the pattern, but I kinda guessed at putting it together, and I gave up on the leaf part. I will have to check out your pillow. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. I was becoming a swapaholic too! I made myself stop signing up for them and it feels like I am going through withdrawals. I need to stop because of budget issues, but it is so hard!

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    1. It really is hard on the budget sometimes. I try to use what is in my stash and get things that have a coupon. International can get expensive. I really enjoy it though. :)

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  5. Wow, love the pieced strawberry. Looking forward to seeing the final product (as I suspect you are, too -- wink)!

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    1. Hopefully I can whip them up quick. Knock a couple off my Q3 list.

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  6. I just got into swaps this year and so far have had mixed experiences. I'm already pretty jaded, despite the potential awesomeness. Your little basket and strawberries are adorable!

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    1. They can be interesting. I just love getting something in the mail. Thanks for stopping by and I hope your swap experiences get better. Just have fun with it. :)

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  7. What a great job you did recreating that strawberry! My first official swap I participated in was a strawberry pincushion swap, and it was fantastic fun! That little berry basket is so cute - my sister and I have made those, too. I love 'em!

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    1. I really may have to make a whole quilt or make up a sampler quilt. They are fantastic and fun. The berry basket was fun and quick to make too! Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. OMGoodness, I can't believe you posted that...hahaha But Yvonne, I see that you that have some members that can join the SA group with you! The first step to recovery is admittance...lol The strawberries are looking good though.

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    1. LOL, I don't think I will make it to recovery any time soon. Thanks, I think the strawberries did turn out pretty good. ;)

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