I met Kim on the internet when we were both members of the do. Good Stitches Cherish Circle. This Circle was based in Australia, the continent Kim comes from. She’s living and working in Scotland now and we arranged a private mini quilt swap with a Solids Only theme.
We both made an inspiration mosaic. This one is Kim’s.
This one is mine.
Kim made me this gorgeous mini of Lipari Oakshotts. She discovered my love for triangle shapes and she is an EPP expert! She even made four corners at the back to hang the mini on the wall and a lovely label, which I both forgot to do…
She also made me these two lovely hexagon/LV mug rugs. She did put so much work into making me these sweet gifts. Thanks again Kim, I treasure them all!
She also sent me these Scottish shortbread squares, which have a whole new to me taste!
I made Kim a Sugar Loaf mini quilt, also from Oakshotts. The pattern for the block can be found at Rachel’s blog WoodenSpoonQuilts. I hand quilted around the triangle shapes. I stole this picture from Kim, as I somehow didn’t manage to take a decent picture of the mini.
You see, this awful photo is mine, but it shows the quilting a little bit better.
I made Kim a thread catcher of Tula Pink fabrics.
I always love to find my swap partners some little extra gifts, like Aurifil wt 12 embroidery and/or hand quilting thread, Wonderclips, dark chocolate and some Haagse Hopjes, sweets from my hometown with a coffee flavour. All wrapped up to be packed and send.
It was a fun swap, but I would have loved if I had felt a little bit better while working on the gifts. I was struggling with stuff happening in my life and it wasn’t the best time to be creative. A fun anecdote to illustrate how I felt: I worked on three different mini quilts for Kim, being indecisive and insecure. In the end I did sent the first one I made her, because the other’s weren’t even finished… I hope I will be able to finish them at some point though!