This quilt was sent to Pinkbrain Quilts in Quebec, Canada and is 24" so the corners are just 3.5" finished. It took forever to do all the paperpiecing. Her favorite kind of small quilt was tiny paperpiecing. So I searched the internet and found a few free patterns and worked from there. The center of this quilt is available for a free PDF file on Craftsy. Oh, I just relocated it on Craftsy and it is now $5.00 per pattern. It was free for a long time. I changed the center star to add the piece corners. I felt it was too plain after piecing it. The corner star was also available free from another site that I can't find now. Such is life. I then copied the patterns into EQ7 to work up the entire quilt with my fabrics. Just love EQ7.
I made a Dumpling Bag and a pincushion made with a duplicate corner block sent along with some See's Candies Suckers for my extras. The Dumpling bag was so easy and fast to make. It is a design of Michelle Patterns and is available on her blog free. Don't you just love all the free stuff on the net.
My partner, Pinkbrain Quilts has already received her package and loved everything which is great. I always worry that I am doing the right thing for my partner. She didn't state a favorite color, just brights so I did a rainbow quilt with pink instead of red. Surprise there right!!!
Now for the best part the quilt and loot I received:
I have named it "I'm a Frog". Isn't he cute!!! I'm going to be hanging it with all my frog quilts on the wall of fame in my bedroom. I will share that after I hang this little beauty. This was made by Spicedcoffee from California. She only posted one sneak peek of this quilt. It was just a small view of the frog nose, but mostly background. Everyone thought it was a watermelon. I took one look and posted that it was a frog and it was mine. LOL I saw that picture and just knew. It came in the mail two days later.
Here is all the loot I raked in on this swap. Fabric paints, 3 batik fabrics, a quilt book "Stratavarious Quilts" along with a card with my frog on it. Everything is just a pink cloud of fun. There is also a matchbook type item with paper inside. I will admit that I don't know what this is. Do you?
Swaps are fun!!!