I’ve participated in a lot of swaps over the years, from Block Swap Adventure to online bees to handmade Christmas gifts. Sometimes I’ve been blown away by the creativity and skill of my partner. A few times my partner was a dud or never answered any communication. Oh well, the positive experiences far outweigh the negative ones.
The DCMQG hosted it’s first swap among members this month, a mug rug swap! My partner listed red and white fabric and batiks as dislikes. She asked for a big-sized mug rug (around 10-12 inches) and I stalked her blog a little and found out she likes cats and dogs and dislikes tea and possibly likes retr0-looking funky fabric. So going on that information, I got to work!
Am I the only person who finds making wonky stars completely mind-boggling??? I know I’ve said it before, but visualizing where things will go is SO DIFFICULT!!! Luckily it turned out that all the letters were upright. I used white Aurifil thread to densely quilt straight lines on a diagonal. (Aside: I sent my sister the Aurifil piecing box for her birthday this month and she is now an Aurifil convert as well.)
I wasn’t sure if my partner drinks coffee or not, so I sent some of my favorite hot chocolate and this cute owl mug with the mug rug.
The backing fabric is this pretty Color Me Retro blue/purple/green floral print.
It was mailed yesterday, so it should be received today or Monday.
Have a wonderful weekend!