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.
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.
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.
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?
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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!
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 🙂