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.
Everything 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?