First up is the Schnitzel & Boo swap from Instagram. I was assigned @shoppershaz from Australia. In stalking her feed I learned she loved the geometric sewing machine pattern from Quiet Play so I made her one.
Of course I used the Dog Gone Cute pattern by Sew Fresh Quilts. Far better than my photo is this one Sharon posted of the two of them with the mini. Looks like a hit!
In return I received this modern hexi mini from @brynnsews! I love it!
I also participated in a swap while attending Glamp Stitchalot. My partner listed her favorite colors as orange, orange, & orange! I love this clutch I made last spring from Anna Graham’s Handmade Style so I made another. I also used this tutorial by Jeni Baker, one of the Glamp teachers, to make the patchwork gift bag. I included a few orange extras as well.
Finally, I participated in the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild’s annual secret swap. I drew Brenda Ratliff’s name. She owns Pink Castle Fabrics, has her own fabric line, and was the host of Glamp Stitchalot…so no pressure there! I used her Pie Making Day fabric and made one block from each of the Glamp teachers. I loved the Quiet Play sewing machine pattern so much I made another here in white (her son’s favorite). It’s a Janome because she’s a dealer!
In return, I received this beauty from @eschhousequilts. Debbie is our guild’s president and a pattern designer. Her work is outstanding and I am so pleased to have a piece of her to hang in my sewing room.
Not gonna lie...I got a little overwhelmed last month with swap deadlines so I'm taking a break from them for a bit. Moving on to Christmas prep...
I"ll be linking up all this "sewcial-ness" with Sew Fresh Quilts Let's Bee Social!