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.