The first one, a Mini Quilt Swap was hosted by the very talented and creative Kristi of Schnitzel & Boo. This was my first swap with what I call The Big Girls!, you know, the well known, very inspiring quilters/crafters of the blogging world! (Well in my mind that's how I see it, lol) This turned out to be just an amazing swap, there were over 600 entrants, (What was she thinking!?) So many ladies, so much fun, inspiration and a good time was had by all. My partner was Marlena. She liked bright colors and stars. After much debating I ended up making this...
The Star was my first time paper piecing, and I chose a gray background to make the brights 'pop'!
Added my signature... hand embroidery and quilting.
Last minute quilt label.
She is a giraffe lover, so I made this for an added gifty.
Charlene of The Cotton Farm, also Kristi's Mom, sent me this wonderful package.
She totally got it right...pink, aqua, gnomes- eeek so cute!!
She also sent the pattern along, and challenged me to making it! So I totally have to at least try,,, maybe this winter Charlene!
Charlene runs a long arm quilting and custom embroidery business, so she add some wonderful embroidery to this cute little sewing book!! Isn't it just wonderful!! I love the button too.
And all the goodies inside...I felt I was a very luck lady!!
This was an awesome swap,,, met new people, tried new techniques, and received "happy mail", and I had a blast doing it.
Hope your week is going well
Until next time