My Cotton+Steel mini has been finished, posted, and arrived safely with JoAnne in Arizona - so it's finally time to share some pics.
The #cottonandsteelminiquiltswap was started and coordinated by Shannon from @modernstitchinmama on Instagram - and I signed up straight away despite my 'No Swaps in 2015' rule, because ... it's Cotton+Steel! I was in team #tinselchen, led by Chen from @mushyhed. Both Shannon and Chen did an awesome job in keeping everyone motivated and up to date.
My partner JoAnne said she liked teal, greens, purple and beachy colours - so I made a little segue in trying to stick to those colours while making little scrappy 'beach huts', using Camille's Mini Dwell pattern.
It was fun choosing all the fabric combos for the huts, particularly the little fussy-cuts for all the doors. My favourite is the little green rabbit. And do please notice the 'Arizona' for JoAnne's home state!
I counted how many different fabrics I used, but of course have now forgotten. It was very scrappy though, and I was so happy to use as many gorgeous Cotton+Steel fabrics as I could. Here is the back (before I added the label).
And here is my final swap package - I added in some Furry Friends, one of our panels, and Peta's True North mini pattern. Everything arrived safe and sound with JoAnne in a little over a week - awesome work by Australia Post and whoever they hand it over to in the US.
It's school holidays over here - at last, some breathing space, sleep-ins and no school lunches to make. Hope your week has started well. xoxo cat