Last month I was one of the 600 people who participated in round 2 of the Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap. I probably shouldn't have, given all of the items on both my crafting and life agendas, but I did - and boy am I glad I did!
First up, here's what I sent my partner, Alexis (note - I lost my photos, so I stole the ones she posted on Instagram)
In the information Alexis provided, she seemed very enthusiastic about tea, so I took that as my inspiration and ran with it. I paper pieced the teapots in the four colors she listed as her favorites, using this pattern (teapot block #1), with a variety of gray background fabrics. She also said Lizzy House was one of her favorite designers. I was trying to work only from my stash, and this was the only Lizzy House I had, so it became the backing.
Participants are also encouraged, though not required, to send a few extras. I sent a fat quart, some washi tape, note cards, tea, a Dr. Who bookmark, and a boatload of gummy candy. Everyone says it, but it was really hard to part with this quilt. I don't even like tea, but I thought it was pretty fun. At least I know it's going to someone who appreciates all the work that goes into even a mini quilt.
Now on to what I received! Getting my own quilt in the mail definitely made it a bit easier to part with the one I made.
Angela made this quilt for me and I LOVE it! I wrote that I love bright colors and retro (as in featuring retro items) prints, and she nailed it! Plus, that quilting is unbelievable. I had it taped on the what for a bit, but then it fell off. But as soon as I have time I'm going to sew a hanging sleeve on. It's already got a nice empty space of wall waiting for it!
Oh, and here's the rest of my loot!