This past Thursday was the day that the mini quilt I’d mailed out was out for delivery, so I was rabidly watching my phone all day for the tracking updates I’d signed up for. I knew it was entirely possible that I would receive mine that day as well due to shipping times, but I was so anxious over the box I’d sent, that receiving a package that day had slipped to the back of my mind a little. And thank-you-very-much USPS, you sent me through two days of anxiety on the box I’d sent, since you wouldn’t leave my box on my partner’s doorstep.
Anyway, I did come home that day to a package on my own doorstep (ironic, much?), at which point I spazzed and then tried to calm down so I could open my package like a grown-up instead of a four year old on Christmas Eve. Normally I wouldn’t have worried about the calming down part, but over-zealous scissors and quilts do not get along. My package had come from Pam (@sewuberstitch) in Orlando, Florida. Everything was wrapped up so cute in brown paper and washi tape, with a nice little note.
For the non-quilty people reading, “HST’s” are “half-square triangles”… and it’s much harder to get all the points to line up correctly than you might think!
Please click on this photo to view it full size! The quilt is beautiful!
The quilt is absolutely darling – a “Sawtooth Star” in the middle of interlocking squares. Most of the pieces in this quilt are made with the half-square triangles, and Pam did an amazing job of getting all the points matched up just perfectly, so you have to look really closely to find the seams! It’s hard to tell in the photo, but the background fabric is metallic gold dots on white, and I may have to see if I can get some more of that fabric! I also got some wonderful extra goodies – a fat quarter pack of low volume fabrics, including a scissor print that I’d seen on Instagram but had been unable to find in shops near me, and some other fun prints! The scissor print will be great for some fussy-cut hexagons I have in mind… Attached to the fat quarter bundle was a “Mini Hex N More” cutting template, for cutting hexagons, half hexagons, triangles, and jewel shapes that I’m sure will come in handy very soon! And because you can never go wrong with chocolate, she also included a chocolate bar, that I have squirreled away in my sewing room for emergencies 😉
I love how the label looks like a piece of binder paper, along with the fun, bright dots on the backing of the quilt!
I had so much fun with this swap – and connecting with other quilters/sewists through Instagram… as well as seeing all of the patterns, fabrics, and ideas. I’m really looking forward to the next quilt swap!