Last year I participated in the Kitten Mini Quilt Swap which was hosted by Marni Franks @FrankiesFabrics. At the time of completing the swap I was without access to my laptop and by the time I was able to sit down and blog about it, my darling Gemma had just passed away. Hence I kept putting it off. Since Marni has just opened up registrations for this year's round, I thought I'd better type this up.
We were assigned our partners back in December 2014 and we had until 31 March 2015 (3 months) to create a mini quilt to send to our secret partner. The theme was Cats and Kittens. Much to my delight, my assigned swap partner was a good friend of mine - fellow crazy cat lady Jeanette in Queensland @jeanettelgraham. As Jeanette is a friend of mine, I included quite a bit more than normal in this swap parcel.
At the time of this swap Jeanette had 5 cats living with her. Her favourite colours were purple, red and blue. This is what I made and sent to her:
|The parcel we sent|
|Some extras - a note pad and some stickers|
|The card we sent was handmade by Willow Fox Design in Bendigo|
|Some more extras - a Cat Purse (design by LYPatterns), a key fob and some washi tape|
|Some more extras - a set of three Cat Lady Embroidery Hoops - pattern by Becky Helms|
|"Fish 'n' Chips" cat softie - pattern by Ric Rac|
|The mini quilt that I made - designed by me - made from "Here Kitty Kitty" fabric by Alyssa Thomas for Clothworks.|
|Gemma helped me to wrap all of the items|
|There were extra yummies specially packed for Evie, Bella, Lucy, Garfield & Mr Hyde - Jeanette's pussy cats|