I sent off one more swap package last month, for the Bitches Get Stitches Swap. Angelina had a great idea for a swap that would include swearing and sewing. Of course I was all over that and I even signed up to moderate one of the groups. The whole swap is still wrapping up but I think it's safe to say my partner (Angelina - lucky me, sending to the swap mama!) pretty much loved her package. Because she was the only person in the swap who knew for sure who was sending to her, I tried to be pretty secretive about what I was making. It's always more fun to be surprised when you get your package I think.
I used another Alison Glass pattern, Feathers, and shrunk it down to be about 15" x 20". The quilting on this was really fun. I wanted to do something to echo the feathers a little bit but also add a little something else. I saw a few sneak peaks of Christina Cameli's new FMQ book and loved the lilp pad motif so that's what I used. I was inspired by Allie's binding finish on my selvage mini to do something similar on this one - I did a very visible whipstitch on the front with embroidery floss. I think it adds to the feathery theme.
She's from the Seattle area originally and this was sent just before the Superbowl so I was happy to be able to also include a few Seahawks items in addition to the other extras.