Sensational swap parcel

posted in: Gifts, Quilting, sewing, Swaps | 2

For the #igminioz Mini Quilt swap I received the sweetest parcel in the mail, from Kristen down in Tasmania. It was pretty amazing for a new quilter and swapper to put together such a perfect parcel. She stalked me extremely well.Edited-2811 Edited-2812 Edited-2813 Edited-2814

it turns out that we had an amazing amount of interests in common – she loves owls, chocolate, has a beautiful little girl named Willow, they are urban homesteaders with backyard chickens, not to mention the quilting thing! Although Kristen wasn’t confident in her skills being only a new quilter, I know she did an awesome job on my mini quilt.

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Just look at those beautifully stitched hexagons! Not to mention the fabulous colour scheme of matching that mint binding in to the navy, yellow and peach tones in the fabrics.

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Both her beautiful mini quilt and embroidered hoop are up on my Blind of Awesome where I can enjoy them every time I go in there to sew. It’s certainly a beautiful sight!

Don’t let your confidence hold you back from joining in a bee or a swap. You might surprise yourself, and make a new friend while you are at it!

What is the main reason why YOU join swaps? To stretch your skills, to make new friends, to get fabulous eye-candy for your walls?

Happy Crafting - Cassie.

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2 Responses

  1. agnes

    What a lovely swap package! I just recently made an origami pouch using Leah Duncan fabrics! I love participating in swaps because they motivate me to try new techniques, fabrics, patterns, and palettes that I would never otherwise try. Through swapping I’ve learned how to make a lone star, make a dumpling pouch (or several lol), do some very complicated paper-piecing, make a divided basket, and most recently try my hand at clamshells. And, of course, getting to make new friends is a blessing!

    • Cassandra

      I love using a swap to push myself to try something new! You do beautiful work, I’m sure all your partners are extremely happy 🙂

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