As promised, here is the (belated) post for the mini quilt that I received in the Rainbow Mini Swap Round 2, hosted by the wonderful @katebasti on Instagram! The beautiful mini quilt I received in this swap came all the way from Jane (@tesophia) in Victoria, Australia, along with some Cadbury chocolates, and an acrylic template and some papers for piecing little hexies! It’s 24 inches wide, and 22 inches tall, and I still just want to sit down and snuggle it a bit!
At the beginning of the swap, we had to fill out a questionnaire as to our likes and dislikes – one of mine was the fabric designer, Heather Ross. Her fabrics are adorable, and just perfect for fussy cutting, and my partner either had a great stash on hand, or great fun shopping, because I got some lovely bits in this mini… along with the entire back of the quilt!
The ballerinas and delightful little bees are all Heather Ross, too!
She also managed to include one of my favorite Cotton + Steel fabrics. I very nearly bought some yardage of this one at the Sewing Expo last month, but the little silhouettes are spread so far apart, that I couldn’t justify buying a yard for half a dozen little shadows! How perfect that I got a few pieces in this mini!
I love how she did the quilting, too! The hexagon rings are appliqued onto a background that is all one piece, but Jane did a beautiful job quilting the background in hexagons to match, too!
I was glad to see that I wasn’t the only one in this swap to fudge numbers on the customs slip, too 😉 This lovely package wasn’t worth only $10AUD ($7.58 US) any more than the package I sent to Brazil was worth $25 US (what I put on my customs form). It looks like Jane may have gotten the same warning in the past as I did about putting “quilt” on a package – that it’s far more likely to get stolen en route. According to customs, I was shipping a “small blanket”!
I can’t wait to get a sleeve on this beautiful mini quilt and hang it in my entry way! The colors are perfect for spring!
The Cadbury chocolates have also been delightfully devoured. I’m saving the wrapper from the solid chocolate piece, because I’d like to compare the sugar content to chocolate that Cadbury sells in the United States. The Australian Cadbury didn’t taste quite as sweet, so I’m curious, because I actually liked it better than much of the sweeter chocolate here!