This time it's the awesome IG Mini Swap that was planned by @curly_boy1 and had the aid of many wonderful swap mamas -- there was something like 500 people in this swap so I know it was an insane amount of work to pull off. A huge Thank You goes out to @curly_boy and my swap mama @clariepoppins
So I got my partner @jkimr and was instantly freaked out because she's pretty awesome and knows some other awesome people that I know. I struggled with this swap cause I had no clear definition on which way to go, her likes, dislikes or general color pallet. I pulled several fabric groupings and thought about several different pattern options but noting felt right.
So I decided to cheat my way into an awesome mini that I knew she'd more than likely love. I took a pattern I knew she loves -- Shirts by Carolyn Friedlander and blew it up mini size (300%). I then took some Nordika by Jeni Baker that some one had given me (not in the color way I preferred from this line) but knew she liked them because they are in most of the pictures that she likes and created this .... Super-UBER Adorable Shirt.
Did you see that this shirt has buttons and a pocket?
Everything just lined up so well on this project -- and I only threw a tantrum once when putting it together. I went for paisleys and a few chrysanthemums the quilting because I couldn't make up my mind which I wanted but the real star here is the shirt and the fabric.
I threw in some goodies and shipped her off.
Some cool stuff happened to me during this swap -- lots of celebrity name dropping (and nerding out) so brace yourself. Carolyn Friedlander likes it and left a comment. My swap mama tried to convince me to send it to her instead.
Carolyn Friedlander, Jeni Baker and John Q Adams left comments. (my partner gives it 3 heart faces)
Just another look
My partner's feedback was -- super positive.
I think she likes it -- at least a little anyway. Now let's hope I do as well with those 3 swaps pending in January. Happy Quilting everyone!!