My Quilters Day Swap

The small McGuffey quilt – I had to take the pictures inside as it was raining outside!

A close up of the quilting, 

The back – unfortunately it was a little creased from travelling back.
 I can now show you my latest finish,  I couldn’t before as my Swap Partner had not gotten it and did not want to spoil the surprise.
I took part in Quilter’s Day Swap organised by Heidi at handmadebyheidi.blogspot.  The great thing was you could make anything to swap and Heidi matched us up with our swap partners.  Now although it seemed great that we could make anything, have you ever had too much choice and didn’t know what to do?  Yes well that happened to me!  Do I make a small quilt, do I make a bag, do I make something sewey!!!!!  Way too much choice.
Anyway whilst we were away in Scotland I had taken my new book which arrived just before we left, “Schnibbles Times Two” by Carrie Nelson.  I read it whilst we were travelling up and I loved all the quilts, especially that Carrie does a big quilt with layer cakes and small quilts with charm packs.   
I loved the McGuffey small quilt on Page 46 and just happened to have two summery charm squares packs and as the saying goes that was it.  I had great fun making it and will now make one for myself too.  I finished it just before we left and hand sewed the binding to the back as we travelled back down to home.  
I also included a little pottery frog from our local pottery company in the next village to ours and a little cute heart sign and a fridge magnet.  My swap partner was Patty at Shoofly Quilts  (at shooflyquilting.blogspot) and if you go to her blog you will see her kind words.  I am so glad she loved the quilt and the swap was great fun, so thank you Heidi for organising it.
Susie x

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