May 1, 2007

2007 Color Exchange

I received an email saying that my last exchange had been received so I can now post photos of what I sent. My exchange partner wanted spring colors and mentioned that lime green was a current favorite color. Digging through my stash I found a 30 ct piece of R&R fabric that was a great lime color so I started with that.

The design is from a recent issue of The Gift of Stitching magazine - February or March I think - that was actually part of an oriental motif pattern. My exchange partner likes dragonflies which make up the corners of the motif so I thought that would be a good choice. The thread is WKS Calypso and I used some dupioni silk I bought a while back.


The ribbon came from a "ribbon jam" display at Michaels which they intended to be stuffed inside a mason jar with a bunch of other spools of ribbon. I know immediately it would make a great finishing item so I bought several other spools when the went on sale for $1 each. I'm very happy with how it turned out and the recipient seems to be as well. This was a fun project to do.

5 comments:

ollie1976 said...

Nice job!

Barbara said...

Wow, Patti, this is very cool! I bet the recipient was dancing with delight when she received it!

Chelle said...

Your finishing is so nice! Great job!

Michelle said...

What a cute piece! I love lime green too - and the ribbon you chose is beautiful!

tkdchick said...

Beautiufl exchange piece!