Friday, May 1, 2015

swaps

I've delved into the world of swapping...with caution that I don't get too over committed.  
First up was the Rainbow Mini Swap held on Instagram.  I made this mini:
My thought process:  rainbows - Judy Garland - Wizard of Oz - tornadoes - swirling - circles.
So the outside triangles are tumbling into a (nearly) perfect of circle of geese.  Do you see it?  I used my walking foot for the spiral quilting and wool batting for the loft.


Then I added a few extras for my partner, some of her likes and some of mine, packaged it up and mailed it away to Maine where it was gratefully received.

Here is what I received:

I LOVE IT!!!  I was made by a Navy wife currently serving in Japan.  Check out all the Japanese extras she sent along!!!  
 Thank you Chantel @sewradandrosie!

Next up was the voluntary swap at Sewtopia.  I made this Bob Box. 
Pattern by Quilt Jane and available here.  I used fabric I won in the Wallflowers QAL and filled the bobbins with thread I won from Aurifil and Pat Sloan last summer.

In return I received these bags made by  Michele @chele53!


Aren't they great?  They were filled with Michigan wine and chocolates which may have already been consumed.  Hey, it's been two weeks - and I shared!

 Finally, I made this mini Hazel Hedgehog pincushion for the annual A2MQG swap. 
Pattern by Elizabeth Hartman and available here.  I made the block 1/4 the original size.  It took me three tries to get that face right.  Those eyes finish at about 1/8th of an inch. 
In return I received this from Anna @woollykat.  
Look at all those tiny pieces.  She included the ceramic berry box which I filled immediately, then started to empty.

So, three swaps, three successes, three finishes to link up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday.  

6 comments:

  1. Your works are beautiful! Your blog is bright and colorful! I love it so much. And I'm staying.

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    1. Thank you so much Maria. Welcome!

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  2. What fantastic swaps! I love the movement of your rainbow swap as well as the colors. The mini that you received the colors are gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks Heide. The colors in the mini I received are all Alison Glass and the background is Doe by Carolyn Friedlander. They play so well together!

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  3. Your swap projects are all so beautiful... and those you received in return are equally gorgeous! I especially love your triangle mini and the inspirational story behind it!

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    1. Thanks Lorna. I agree, all three were successful swaps!

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