I was assigned Nancy from Connecticut. Upon emailing her I found that she likes Modern fabrics, particularly Zen Chic by Brigitte Heitland for Moda. Well, that gave me focus on a shopping spree to a new-to-me quilt shop during last month's adventure to Western North Carolina Quilt Guild.
I visited one shop on the way out and another on the way back. The shop on the way out to Hendersonville had EXACTLY what I needed. (It was a REALLY tough choice because the Modern aesthetic is so NOT my style!!)
Upon my return, I thought a bit more about what I wanted to do and HERE is what I came up with...
Artistic angled shot:
Not too bad for my first pin cushion EVER!!! :o))
Days later, Nancy arrived home from a trip and was delighted with her pin cushion. Turns out, she's got the VERY SAME FABRIC set out on her cutting table waiting for her to decide on a project!! She is about to start a matching quilt for her pin cushion. How perfect is that?!? LOL
Mail Call Monday, anyone??? Nope! No mail delivery. :o((
Look at all of the goodies:
Isn't this pin cushion adorable?!!
Here is another shot to give you a better idea of scale:
It's PERFECT because Janet went with my comment about making something that "spoke to her and of her likes." Turns out we BOTH like miniature quilts!! Although, my idea of making a miniature and hers appear to be MUCH different. I've never made one quite this small (due to my aversion to paper-piecing.) I'm guessing that she paper pieced it. Surely she couldn't have gotten the block SEW perfect without using that method, could she? (Or maybe she's just THAT much better a quilter than I am!!)
My swap package also included a beautiful card depicting an autumn walk in the woods (painting by Janet's cousin) and some handmade soaps (made by Janet, herself.) Oh, the spicy goodness!! She blogged about (and included a better photo) HERE. Scroll down until you see it.
Funny how the package arrived ON my birthday. Thank you, Janet!! (And thanks to the Columbus Day holiday for no mail delivery on Monday.) It was nice to have an actual package to open on my birthday... we are an out-to-eat IS your gift kind of family.
Until next time...
Give quilty swaps a try!!