Thursday, March 5, 2009

Just a little Something for my Tea Swap Partner

My package is nearly ready to send far far away to my 'Time For Tea' swap partner. I wanted to make something that sorta kinda represented me but also something she might like. I used scraps of just a few of my favorite fabrics . . . some old and some new.
I enjoy binding. It is like the frosting on a cake. There isn't better binding (at least to me) than bias gingham binding.
Unless it is bias gingham binding sewn on a scalloped edge. I just hope she likes it. Just before I wrap it up I'll dampen a washcloth with some citrus water and put this little gift into the dryer to get it just a little crinkly and "age" it.

I'll be ready to mail on Friday and say bon voyage to my little scrappy project along with some fun things to share with my swap gal.

-nanette

50 comments:

Kama @ Today's Housewife said...

I haven't heard of using citrus water. How do you make it and does it just add a good smell?

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I am sorry to say, she will not like it she will LOVE it, are you kidding, it is wonderful! Lucky gal!! Hope you home is feeling better.

potsandpins said...

Citrus water?!?! Pray tell! I have not heard of this little trick before...what does it do? You know I need all the help I can get! I LOVE the binding and the scalloped edge - can't wait to see the BIG picture! So cute and so wonderful a gift for your partner -she will love it! xo, The Other Nanette

Des said...

I LOVE the border fabric. could be the bias gingham and scallops but still i LOVE the border fabric. where did i miss this line? is it swell?

Nedra said...

Lucky Tea Swap Partner!

Sherri said...

Your swap partner is going to be SO HAPPY! I love it...love the scalloped border, the binding, the backing...the blocks!

Susan said...

What a little tease you are...I want to see the whole thang. I too am intrigued about the citrus water.

Stephanie said...

Lots of wonderful packages flying about. I can't wait to see what everyone receives. Soon...

Lori Holt said...

I agree with you about gingham binding. Your quilt is sooo CUTE.
I love the fabric choices and I'm sure that she will too! Have you ever tried flower water like rose,
lavender or lilac?...it's heavenly.
I hope everyone is alot better at your hive.

rachel griffith said...

oh nanette!!!
from this little sneak peak i already know it's amazing!!!
you are gonna have one happy swap partner.
:D

and about that citrus water...please fill us in on that trick.
please & thank you.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Nanette, I love it. That's my colors, even if we can only see a little bit of it. And the gingham binding just makes it pop.
I'm with everyone else on the citrus water, do tell us.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie
PS: I received my purse pattern and fabric and love it. Can't wait to get it sewn.

~D Spack~ said...

Lovely, wish I were her! I love that fabric you used on the border! It makes a great statement for the whole "thing". How 'bout an edit on the citrus water thing? :)

ElizabethandJeff said...

I love it. I have a scalloped edge planned for one of my current projects. I've never done one before but can't wait to try it. Please post a picture of the whole quilt once she gets it!

CJ said...

Sweet little quilt! I love that scalloped,flowered,ginghamed border!

madrekarin said...

That is one lucky swap partner! I love that fabric on the border! Please tell me it's not vintage and can still be found. :)

Purple and Paisley said...

oooh...beautiful! ☺

another amy said...

Oh, Nanette, that's adorable!

Thimbleanna said...

Eeeekkkk! That's adorable! I LOVE LOVE the gingham and the scallops!

Trisha said...

Oh my gosh! She will love it! How could she not. What a nice gift.

alobsiger said...

Ha! I was just swooning over the scallop and then read your accompanying text. You're a GOOD person and a GREAT swap partner, I'd say! Looks like a LOVELY quilt!

Jackie said...

I had the same thoughts as you did, make something that represented you but something that your partner would like. But, I think she will love it. That gingham binding is fantastic and the scalloped borders are wonderful! Love it all!

Jodie said...

Glad that you are feeling better! Of course your partner will love it...those scalloped edges look very difficult...

Melody said...

This is just too cute!!

Do you make your own gingham binding? The scalloped edge looks like it was made for your binding.

Thanks for sharing!

Melody

Candace said...

Soooo darling, Nanette and the border is to die for! What a great idea to use some of your favorite scraps of fabrics - your swap partner is one lucky gal!
Cheers!

Eileen said...

Love the gingham scalloped binding.. it goes perfectly with your scrappy thing.. whatever it is you made. That is one lucky swap partner! And I agree with you.. the border is the icing on the cake. :-)

Fiesta said...

Nanette it looks darling. I have never made anything with a scalloped edge. You may need to do a tutorial. :D

amandajean said...

oh, i love love LOVE this one!!! the gingham binding, scalloped border and the scrappiness of it are all just so so good!

Dawn said...

I'm sure she will LOVE it!! It is so cute..i love the gingham binding!!

Jen in NY said...

Aack! That is Cute with a capital C! I am so jealous of your swap partner. And I, too, am now in love with bias-gingham-scalloped binding.

Patty said...

Very pretty! What size is it?

Living on the Spit said...

Nanette...love your scrappy quilt. it is really beautiful as always! I get so much inspiration from you.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment. Hearing from YOU especially cheered me up!!!

Come by and check out the quilter's load I found during my much needed retail therapy session today, all for under $22.00...you will be amazed...and check out how much better my quilting is and it is all because of blogging!

Love you and thanks again...it meant the world to me!

Simply This and That said...

I think it's safe to say that everyone involved in the Tea Swap is secretly hoping you're their partner. ;o) That is Adorable! and do tell what the back and border fabrics are. They're fabulous. ooxx`jod

mau said...

love it, love it , love it. Just so beautiful and I do like to do scalloped borders the quilts look so great. Can't wait to see the whole pic and like everyone else..citus water?

oodlesandoodles said...

I am just in awe of that binding. Barbara

oodlesandoodles said...

I am just in awe of that binding. Barbara

Mel said...

I love scalloped edges!! I hope to try it soon, your partner is a lucky gal!!

jacquie said...

lucky partner! love that scalloped edge.

Messy Karen said...

it's so you. and so beautiful.

Valerie said...

I love the fabric. It is beautiful and I love that binding! Citrus water???

Sandi said...

Ooooooooooh! You are going to make one tea swap partner very happy!! I can tell it's really cute even though I can't even see the whole thing!!!

Janis said...

My eyes are wide open on that CITRUS WATER too! You've stirred up some major curiosity, can't wait to hear more.

Lovely quilt and the binding absolutely makes the quilt. Great job!!!

Kaaren said...

I absolutely love it! Bias gingham binding....hmmmmm. Now why didn't I of that? Nanette, your're truly an inspiration. Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to see it FULL SIZE.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, Nanette, if the person you are sending that quilt to doesn't like it she can send it to me. I can't imagine anyone not liking it. It is beautiful and I love the scalloped edge. Perfection!

pratima said...

Just fabulous! I adore it. The border fabric is sooo sweet!!

Library Gal Quilts said...

You have the best colors going on here! Wow! The whole thing just makes me happy, your border is amazing. I have been wanting to do this type of border but I am scared! Yes, please give us hints when you have a minute! Hope all is getting better. Pam in Chico

em's scrapbag said...

It is adorable. I agree gingham binding is the greatest. Hope you are all feeling better.

jen duncan said...

Ahhh. i think you are my crafty kindred spirit. Everything you share with us makes me say "Yes! That's exactly how I would do it! (if I was clever enough!)" What a wonderful swapper pal you are!

Simone de Klerk said...

Lucky lucky swap partner! I just love the colors and the border!

Jeanne said...

Love the scallop border and gingham binding! I'm sure your swap partner will be thrilled.

Nan said...

How could she not LOVE it?!? It's adorable!!