Archive for March, 2015

Schnitzel and Boo’s Mini Quilt Swap Round 3

Late last year Kristi opened up sign ups for round 3 of the Schnitzel and Boo mini quilt swap over on Instagram. Of course I signed up and this time I also volunteered to be a swap mama too. For those not in the know swap mamas help coordinate the swap by making sure their group of swap partners all give and receive a mini quilt, if for any reason somebody has to pull out then the they arrange for an angel to send to the partner instead. Swap mamas also try their best to help their swap group with any queries they may have. This was the first time I’ve been a swap mama and I’m so glad I did it, I really enjoyed helping out both Kristi and my group, their were well over 800 participants in this round so you can imagine the logistical nightmare that could be!

My partner had said she liked bright colours so I went with it and made a bear paw block mini using some nice, bright, solids.

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I backed it with an Ikea print I had left from another quilt (which I’ve still not finished!) and added a hand written label.

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I also included a few little extras, including some of my favourite chocolate bars.

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I was a very lucky girl, I received this super package from my partner who turned out to be one of my sewing friends Pippa! I was so excited that my partner was someone I knew and she’d managed to keep it a secret! She completely nailed it! Get it?!

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When Pippa was posting progress photos on IG I had fallen in love with it so you can imagine how pleased I was when I opened my parcel! She also included some awesome extras for me, all wrapped in cute paper.

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The little house is adorable and how handy are those flight safe scissors?! I’ve got to be honest that chocolate did not last more than 2 minutes!! All in all it was a pretty great round, I’m just hoping there will be a round 4 soon.