My first swap was the Post Sewing Summit Swap. We could make mini's or little bags. I opted for a mini. My partner, SzyHomemaker, who pretty much let me know she would be happy with anything. (which I have to admit took off some of the pressure for this first timer :) I really wanted to use some of the fabric I got at the Sewing Summit for my mini. So I went with the Fat Eights we got at Material Girls during the Shop Hop. I really wanted a piece of my Sewing Summit Experience to belong to my partner. So with the fabric chosen I was on to picking a design I have wanted to make a Swoon block for some time and I figured it would work perfect for a mini. Here's how it turned out.
I also tried somenew quilting with just some random straight lines. It was hard for me to keep it random but I had fun with it once I was able to let go of my need for everything to be symmetircal. (And I am just realizing that this is actually 3 TNT's in 1, New Swap, New Pattern, and New Quilting, Woo Hoo!! :) I added some Flurry with the package since everyone is starting to get ready for the Holiday season and some chocolate to keep Suzy sewing late into the late night hours :)
And the coolest part of the swap is getting your own package in the mail. This arrived from Mary Catharine the other day and boy was I excited!!! The mini is gorgeous. I absolutly fell in love with the purples and I love Dresden's!!! And the extra's were a wonderful suprise. Beautiful fat quarters and those Aero Chocolate Bars happen to be my favorite chocolate bar and you can't buy them in the States. Whenever we visit my Mom's family in Canada I always stop at the C-Store to pick some up. Now I don't have to wait for my next visit!!!
Look, she even bound it with a super adorable flange!!! How cute is that!!!!
And here it is matching perfectly on my purple sewing room wall and with my purple sewing machine. It is so fun to see it every time I sit at my machine. Thank you a million times over Mary Catharine!! I love it!!!
So that's what I was Trying New this week. Let's see what you have been up to!!! Go ahead and link up your post of what you Tried New this week. Remember it doesn't have to be anything big and it doesn't have to be quilting. Let's see it all!!!
Amy from Amy Lou Who has posted this mini quilt challenge, I figured I would add my little mini to the bunch!!! Thanks for having such a fun party Amy!!!