This year, for the first time, I took part in a Mini Quilt Swap. It was run by a website but also via Instagram. I signed up to make a mini quilt for a partner assigned to me living in the USA. Back in early October I showed you my finished quilt:
I posted it to her while I was in New York, and she has since received it and by all accounts is very happy with it!
I also made a couple of extra little things to include in the package, because that’s apparently the thing to do! A little birdie….
and some quilted art pieces…
Last week, I received my mini quilt in the post- its lovely getting a surprise in the mail! This little quilt was made by a German quilter:
Lovely colours, and I think the design is her own. The quilter’s name is Aylin and she also has a blog.
In addition to the quilt, she sent me some fabric and this cute little pouch which will, I’m sure, be put to good use.
So, if you’re thinking of joining a Swap, go ahead and give it a try. It’s all good fun!
Some more pictures from my trip now – these ones taken in Hawaii. First, I saw this skirt when shopping at a huge shopping mall in Waikiki- don’t you love the quilting blocks fabric! It’s actually made by a big-name fashion designer (whose name escapes me at the moment), with a price tag to match, so needless to say it stayed where it was!
You can also design your own flip-flops in Hawaii:
and I came across this shop specialising in Hawaiian quilts:
This particular shop only sold ready-made quilts and smaller items-lovely to look around.
Happy quilting until next week!