Sunday, 13 March 2011

I went a little swap mad!

At the start of the year I signed up to participate in 4 swaps - eek! 2 were due on Feb 14th - double eek! But as both my partners and I have received our respective parcels, I can now tell you about them.

The first swap was Round 5 of the Placemat Quilt Swap. My partner was Isaacsmama, and we decided to make placemats for each other's children.

Her little boy likes robots, and when I saw a pattern for one that's in Dare to Be Square Quilting I knew it would translate well into a placemat. I kept the colours bright and the quilting simple and was chuffed how well it turned out!
In return, I received a fabulous little birdie placemat

that has the word "tweet" quilted over it!

The second swap was a new one for me and it enabled me to join in with the new craze of making Mug Rugs. "What's a mug rug?" I hear you ask. A mug rug is an oversized coaster for your mug/cup/glass with room for a treat on the side! So with great excitement I joined the Scrappy Mug Rug Swap.
In this swap, participants only know who they are making for, and I got Ljs742.
After having a look in her Flickr favourites, I decided upon a Union Jack pattern made using citrus colours.
I had so much fun making it that I am making another one in different fabrics to hopefully sell!
A few days after I sent my rug off I received a package from SleepytimeSewing filled with gorgeous goodies!

She had had a crisis of confidence with the linen rug (the one on the left), so made me another! She also sent some charm squares in my favourite colour - purple. I am one lucky lady!
I'll keep you updated with the happenings in other 2 swaps.