Friday, July 31, 2009

This is what I made for my Paper Bag swap partner!!

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a great day. I worked today and ended up being forced to stay at work for an extra 2.5 hrs. I was not that happy about that. But there wasn't much I could do about it. One good thing about today is that my Snickerdoodle Paper Bag Swap partner received the package I sent her. So now I can show you what I sent her. I made her a wall hanging mini quilt. I hand pieced it and hand quilted it. I used the pattern Patchwork Cottage by a Canadian pattern company called The Rabbit Factory. I made a few changes to it since this pattern is for a whole quilt and I only used one of the blocks to make my mini quilt. This pattern was great and the instructions were very easy to follow.

I also made a large pincushion using some of the trims that Kjerstin sent me.
I gave her a nice notebook and also gave her the Patchwork Cottage pattern. Just in case she would want to make the whole quilt. I really enjoyed making this little quilt. I almost didn't want to send it to her, because I loved it so much. But I was also excited that I had put my all into this little quilt, and hoped that my partner would love it as much as I did. And she did. I'm so glad.
You should all go check out the Rabbit Factory Blog. She has a free applique block of the month. I think you would love.
Happy Stitching!!!
Ariane :o)


a good yarn said...

Wow! That's a lovely wall hanging - handpieced and hand quilted! Your pincushion is wonderful and has inspired me to use some bits and pieces I have waiting.

Lee said...

very cute!

Michelle said...

The wall hanging is so beautiful. I love to, how you put the pincushion together. You should be very proud of yourself.

Aunt Spicy said...

She will totally love it!!!!

StarQuilt said...

Yes, I really love it. I have found a place for it in my hallway. All the work you have done, and for me. Many hugs and thankyou. Kjerstin.

Aunt Spicy said...

What a great wall hanging!