Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mini Quilts for Swaps

I have a few minis to post from recent STUD swaps. First up is March.  We were assigned a letter and a partner; my partner was Deborah. She was given the letter "H," so she made me a cute heart mini.  It's about 5" square.  Adorable, isn't it?

I signed up for two swaps in April; the theme of the first was "Don't Be a Square!"  We were to make a quilt in any shape except for a square or rectangle.  I decided to make Katherine a tree, thinking it would be easy.  Well, making the quilt itself was easy. The binding was tough - since it had 6 reverse corners and 6 corners with very sharp angles.  It looks better in person than in the picture. 

Katherine sent me this adorable little seal - so cute!

The other theme was the usual "Anything Goes," and Rachel was my partner. I made her a New York Beauty, but can't find the picture I thought I took of it. In return, she made me this colorful mini she called "Chiclets." I have to let her know that I buy Chiclets by carton at the 99¢ Store, and only chew them when I'm quilting! I love the flavor (and the sugar rush).