Look! It’s another Swap post. I told you I only had
three four more to go… In case you missed it, you can see my Beach Bound MQS post here then come back to read about this one called the
The theme of this swap was houses. How cute is that?
Once you sign up, they send you an email with particulars about the swap and partners then after browsing through Pinterest (which I only do sporadically) I came up with these mosaics of little houses to share with our team called #Housepartycourtney aka (@aquilterandhercat)
There are so many inspirations on Pinterest! When it came time to sew, I forgot to refer to the mosaics but my go to pattern was one she had liked. 🙂
This Swap was “open” so we knew who are partner was (we got to send to each other) so that was neat but I was still a little hesitant in posting progress shots and spoil the surprise. I did learn she had been recently married so I made this little trinket for her as a personalized little extra.
One of my little thrills with swaps is when I see my partner and I have similar fabric tastes. And if it’s Bonnie and Camille even better, who doesn’t love a little of their fabric goodness, right?
Since I had won a Hello Darling Layer Cake from Simply Love Fabrics over on Instagram (Thanks so much!!) I thought I would use some for my Home Sweet Home Mini. I have to admit that at first release, I was reluctant because I wanted to savor Daysail a little longer, but having played with it….. well ya know how that goes.
(photo courtesy: Twin Fibers blog)
I adapted the Dwell pattern from her book Simply Retro. I wish I would have taken a better picture.
My houses measure 6 x 8, perfect for a little neighborhood runner. Here they are:
Labeling items for Swaps can be a headache. This was the best I could do for this one. The fusible was not behaving!
I have been collecting extras since I signed up so the rush at the end would not catch me unprepared, in this case though, I think I went overboard, because I just learned the limit was two, oops! I hope she likes them, they should be arriving in a few days.
And there they are! (EDITED)
Now on to the next swap. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…