It all started when Ruth kindly sent me the Little Quilts book co-authored by Sarah Fielke and Amy Lobsiger
Then Sarah decided to run a swap on IG and I just couldn't resist.
I received my partner ... she said she liked replica vintage fabrics, bees, embroidery, hexies, blues and yellows ... so I pulled my Art Gallery Dreamin' Vintage (just made for this little quilt!) and got my hexies on!
Then it was time to embroider the little bee ...
I decided to add a touch of gold thread to the abdomen ...
When it came time to hand quilt, I decided to use the same gold thread ...
... I'm really pleased I did! As this is just a decorative piece, I thought I could get away with it.
But the gold rush didn't stop there ... this is the back!
Too much? I love it, but if my partner doesn't then at least it's on the back!
As you can see I added a bit of gold with the binding too ... but had a little problem when I did ...
... ah ... why is my little quilt resembling a bowl??
A quick shout out to the IG community and it seems a nice hot iron would fix the job - phew!
I added a label ... took some final pics and
decided to keep it myself promptly popped it in the post, with some extras, a few days before deadline.
Then I waited, and waited, freaked out a little that I hadn't heard of it arriving yet. Waited some more ... then Australia Post finally delivered the little quilt to it's new owner ... and she loved it ... and exhale!!!
Then just yesterday (on a Sunday!) I received my new Little Quilt from my secret partner ...
Isn't she lovely??
Hmm this swap business is pretty fun! I might join in a bit more in 2015 ...