The Big Stitch Swap is the brainchild of Sarah and Cindy. We've just got our partners. In this swap the emphasis is on hand sewing. Whether that's embroidery, English Paper Piecing, hand quilting or anything else involving sewing by hand. We've all created inspiration mosaics like this one I made:
It was so hard choosing which lovelies to put into it. As for items we can make whatever we think our partner would like. That might be an embroidered hoop, a framed purse, tote bag, cushion, gadget cover, mini quilt...the list of possibilities is endless. I don't mind what item my partner makes. But I do like the idea of a hoop, cushion cover or pouch for stashing stitching on the go.
I've done my first fabric pull after stalking my partner diligently. I think she would like a spot of aqua/red/pink.
I'm also thinking she wouldn't mind if this pile of aqua and red loveliness turned into some hexies.
That's only part of the plan. There will also be some embroidery with a motif I'm going to design myself. (We'll see if that all ends in tears.) I'll keep the item I'm making under wraps a while longer. I've never made one of these before (That I remember!) so I want to see if it works out first!
Of course if I get the feeling my partner isn't liking wherever this is going I reserve the right to change plans completely!