Thursday, June 18, 2015

TGIFF

Welcome to TGIFF!  If it is your first time here, please feel free to look around.  Things are a bit crazy at the moment as I am in the middle of a house move.  But, I didn't want to miss a chance to host TGIFF, so I saved a little something especially for this post.

In the beginning of the year, I signed up for a bunch of fun swaps on Instagram.  I just couldn't help myself, especially when the first few went so well.  After churning out a bunch of minis in a row, though, I started getting a bit burned out.  So, I am happy to share my last swap mini.....

Cotton and Steel Mini Swap item


This one is for the Cotton and Steel Mini Swap on Instagram.  The pattern is a variation of the Good Fortune pattern listed for free on the Cotton and Steel website.  I reduced it quite a bit to make it mini sized and I changed the layout just a tad.  I used the Homebody collection by Kimberly Kight, and mixed in some metallic background fabric.  I find it a little funny that the background fabric looks nearly the same as the concrete in the photo.  Now I just need to put a label on this mini, send it off and I will be officially done with swaps for a while.  That is, until I relapse again.

I could also show you a few pics of my house in boxes, something that I am definitely saying TGIFF about!  But, that wouldn't be very interesting.  I will say, though, that my studio had just as many boxes as my entire kitchen!  Scary!





Now it is your turn to link up!  The rules are simple - please only link up finishes and posts that link back to the TGIFF party so your readers can find TGIFF and link up too!


Thanks for reading today,


Jen


14 comments:

  1. Beautiful!
    Hope you are fairing well with all the boxes! The big question is: Which get unpacked first, the kitchen or the studio?

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  2. I am totally with you on the swap burnout! I have three going out next week and then one in August and one in September and I am not signing up for anymore. :) I hope I don't have a relapse too! This mini is completely fantastic and your partner is very lucky!

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  3. your mini quilt is so complicated looking to me. I am learning and have managed to link with you today. This is my disaster quilt that ran in the wash now looks antique, also my first attempt at FMQ

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  4. It's so gorgeous, Jen! I'm so sorry I'm late with the post. I completely spaced on what day of the week it was last night (kids finished school yesterday so it felt like a Friday). Beautiful work!

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  5. Wonderful mini! With the rate some folks online joined swaps and have to get them out it's no wonder there's been a few mini swap burn out mentions lately. I never catch the swaps on Instagram in time to sign up and while that's disappointing sometimes I think it might be a blessing in disguise :) Thanks for hosting the link up this week!

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  6. I've been meaning to make that C+S quilt for a while, and your beautiful mini is a great reminder to finally get to it! Thank you for hosting TGIFF today =)

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  7. Good luck with your move; I hope it is an easy transition. Thanks of hosting TGIFF in the middle of this big change! Your C+S mini quilt looks wonderful, and I really like the straight line quilting you used to echo the shapes.

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  8. Love the mini...I will say this forever I think, one day I will do a swap!

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  9. Beautiful little mini! I love the colors. Thanks for hosting and good luck with your move.

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  10. It sounds like you have a good start on a fabric addiction! It provides insulation, you know!

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  11. What a great Mini! Thanks for hosting TGIFF!

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  12. Your quilts are gorgeous, this one is very beautiful too! Good luck with the move. Thank you for hosting this week.

    -Soma

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  13. It seems like swaps are really popular I need to give one a try sometime. I really love this mini good job! Good luck with your move. I hate moving and we do it way too often so I feel your pain.

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  14. Another gorgeous mini! Hope the moves goes well! Are you buying and selling too? It's just taken my mum since 28 January to get the finance and legal stuff sorted, and she Finally moved last weekend!!!!!'

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