Thursday 25 April 2013

Fab Little Quilt Swap - sent

As you know, I'm a swap addict!!!  It truly is an addiction!  I do love a good swap and the Fab Little Quilt Swap Round 3 has been great! 

My partner had a great inspiration mosaic to draw ideas from.  After sketching several ideas in my graph paper notebook, I finally settled on a triple Wonky Churn Dash mini quilt.  It measures 18" x 18.5".  I learned that my partner loves green so I concentrated on green with aqua.  I am totally in love with what I made so I really really hope she loves it!  I will have to make myself one now since I have now have a churn dash addiction!!

I added some white on white hand stitching for a bit of texture in the largest white space which I am quite pleased with.  I am not a confident hand quilter so that part was nerve wracking for me!  A little stitch in the ditch helped hold it all down.  Here it is before ironing or washing:

The back is finished with some numbers print from Ikea and I know my partner likes text print.  I couldn't resist buying some after seeing so many yummy quilts with it!

Hanging corners were added and so was my label so she knew who it was from!  I also sent a few 'English' goodies - some Fox's boiled sweets (aka hard candies) which are a Limited Edition British Collection and are all delicious, I may add (I bought two packages since I had to test them first)!!  I also sent a Royal Navy baseball cap since I know she is a military wife/forces family.

And the most fun - I added a pack of homemade Heather Ross postcards in a homemade Heather Ross envelope using the software from the Heather Ross Prints book.

So there you have it - another swap completed.  I can't wait to see which mini comes through the letterbox for me!!  

This is one of my 2nd Quarter FAL goals - yay - done!
she can quilt

I hope you like it partner!!!


Di said...

You are definitly the swap queen! I love that mini but please explain how you do wonky churn dashes. Di x

heart of charnwood said...

Fab mini, love the fabrics! :o)

moira said...

Well done - your partner is one lucky lady. I'm feeling a little swamped with swaps at the moment (still didn't stop me signing up for PTS10!) so I don't know how you do it :)

The Slow Quilter said...

The mini is great, swaping can be fun. She will love all the goodies you are sending her.

Izzy said...

What a beautiful mini. I love the churn dash block. Your partner will love it I'm sure.

Charlotte said...

what a fantastic package! The mini is beautiful. I'm sure your partner will love it!

Lucy | Charm About You said...

Cute mini! The fabrics are great and the pattern works so well. What a great swap package, I'm sure she'll love it!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous mini and goodies!

Leanne said...

It's lovely, but I guess not coming to me.