Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tea Coaster Swap, Brown Bag Quilt Contest and a WIN

Earlier this year I signed up for the NNC's Tea Coaster exchange, hosted by Usha (no blog).
There are many talented crafters in NNC, and one of them is Zarina from Malaysia. I received these lovely tatted tea coasters from her.
Zarina has used her own hand dyed thread; Aubrille & Garden's Path.
If you want to see more of her hand dyes, click here.
  

Zarina crochets too; look at this beautiful doily I received together with the tatted tea coasters. The doily can be used for the tea pot.


Zarina is a quilter too, check out her blog here.
Once again, thank you so very much Zarina, for the beautiful tea coasters & doily!

My partner for the tea coaster exchange is Usha (no blog - Usha, I'm very sorry if I do a mistake, but you don't have a blog, do you?)
This is what I made for Usha; four quilted tea coasters and an extra for the tea pot.


A big thanks to NNC & Usha for organizing the tea coaster swap 2010!

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I always say I never win... How wrong was I???
When Kris over at Tag Along Teddies launched two new patterns and a giveaway, I left a comment for the giveaway - and I won the Butterfly Hunt pattern!


HURRAY!!! Isn't it cute?! Click on the photo and you'll see it more detailed.
Thanks a lot, Kris!
If you want to know more, click here.

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Brown Bag Quilt Contest - for more information, click here.
I have signed up for the BBQC, and my swap partner is Sharon (no blog) in the US. Today I received the "ugly" fabrics from her....  GOSH, aren't they ugly???? LOL! No, I don't see the fabrics as ugly. The colors go from light to dark purple. Purple isn't my favorite color, but after I made the table runner for Alynn, I'm a bit more comfortable with purple.


After auditioning the fabrics, I have an idea what to make, but I have yet to decide on pattern. This is going to be FUN!
I forgot to take a photo of the fabrics I sent to Sharon; too much in a hurry that day. :)
Once again; thanks for the "ugly" fabric, Sharon! :)

6 comments:

karenfae said...

I have seen Zarina's work and love it also. Such pretty coasters you have. It will be interesting to see what you come up with for the purple fabrics.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Michelle said...

You received such lovely coasters, and a doily, and sent such beauties in return. What fun!

Congrats on your win!

Oh, and I love purple. If the purple fabrics bother you too much, I could send you my address. ;-)

Kjerstis løse tråder said...

Så mye vakkert du lager fra heklede ting til nydelige quilteblokker, de siste i log cabin var en estetisk nytelse.)

Huisvlyt said...

You had some eventful days!! Your coasters look amazaing! I really like them, and the doilly is very pretty.
Congratulations on your win! Do I see a reason for not finishing some of the other quilts...?
I recieved my "ugly" fabrics today. Boy, what to make of them :-)
Elzaan

Janet C said...

Congrats on your win!
I like the coasters & doily you received from Zarina. Your pieces to Usha is also lovely.
Looking forward to see what you make from your 'ugly' fabrics! ;)

shavroo53 said...

How lovely my fabrics look in your picture! I am squeemish about purple too! Actually, orange has been my real uncomfortable color, but have been trying to use it in my scrap quilting - a little isn't too bad. Can't wait to see what you do with the fabs.