Christmas Sweet Pouch Swap

Paper Piece Christmas Ornament

Now that my #sweetpouchswap partner has received their goodies, I can share them on here.

This is the second time I’ve participated in this #sweetpouchswap and I LOVE it. It’s a great way to work on a fun, unique project and share it with someone else. My #sweetpouchswap partner has a lot of similar interests to me – particularly when it comes to fabrics. So raiding my fabric stash was lots of fun.

Since this was a Christmas-themed swap, I wanted to stay on topic but quickly realized I didn’t have a lot of Christmasy fabrics, so I built my project around a paper-pieced ornament design. I kinda love how the colours all come together but without being the traditional red and green.

I found this paper piecing pattern online. I think it’s actually for cards/scrapbooking which does paper piecing a little differently. But I improvised by starting in the centre and then working my way out. There are over 30 individual pieces to this ornament.

 

Paper Piece Fabric OrnamentEverything is sewn together and then quilted with Aurifil (of course!). And then I filled the pouch with a whole bunch of treats before I sent it off! Whenever I do a swap I try to include something local, something the person can’t get where they are. Since my partner for this swap was in Canada this time, I didn’t include the usual array of chocolate bars that can’t be found down in the US, so I opted to include one of my favourite local treats – Morden’s Russian Mints. Those were hard to send off. LOL!

Do you participate in swaps? What is your favourite one?

 

3 thoughts on “Christmas Sweet Pouch Swap

  1. lizafrica

    What a lovely idea. Did you have to ship your one to Australia? Would they be interested in another Canadian sewer? for next year of course. Love your blog BTW….I get regular updates. Hope you like janomelife?

    1. admin Post author

      Hi Liza! Of course I follow the Janome site! 🙂 🙂 You probably see me comment on there from time-to-time! It’s a very helpful site!! I didn’t have to ship my swap to Australia this time – but it does happen! For this round, my swap partner was in Alberta. Go Canada! For the last round I was in, my partner was in the States. What I love is that both times we have keep in touch beyond the swap. Isn’t that what this is all about. Love it! Definitely you should join the next one!

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