Little Quilts Blog Tour & Mini Quilt Swap: Last Stop — Imagingermonkey

It’s the last stop on our Little Quilts blog tour. Katy’s post for it had me all weepy. What a gem of a pal! I’m excited that Katy is working on my Candy Is Dandy pattern for her partner. She is making it with Peppered Cottons and the GORGEOUS Alison Glass batiks (can’t wait to get my hands on these!). Quite thrilling, if you ask me! Katy is hostessing another book giveaway this week, so rush over if you haven’t already done so! Thank you, Miss Katy! She is a very busy girl at the moment prepping for her first fabric line, Priory Square (also, can’t wait to get my hands on these), at fall Quilt Market and, oh, you know, her regular job over at Quilt Now.

katy proj

Sarah and I soooooooooooooooo appreciate the time and effort all of our blog tour participants put into their posts and their mini quilts for swapping! We have wonderfully busy friends!!

And speaking of our very busy friends, my (secret) swap partner for our little blog tour was none other than Miss Pamkittymorning!

Anyhoo, Pam knows me well and sent a wonderful bag of Peet’s Coffee, the aroma of which has put a permanent smile on my face. May have to grind some beans after I finish this post. Pam, I’ll try to send you a slice of pie!

pkm 1

Pam also sent sent some Daiso and Hello Kitty cuteness. The dogs are going to help me keep track of my knitting. Good dogs!

pkm 2

Pam (secretly) made my Polka Dot baskets quilt for me!! Seriously?! I ADORE this day-brightener! I’m so very excited that she used lots and lots of her own (cheerful) fabrics! Look at all of the Pam Kitty Picnic fabric. Those wreaths and that Recipe for Success fabric are killing me! The plaids?! And, say, wouldn’t it be fun to have your own category at Fat Quarter Shop?? Celebrities do, you know.

I LOVE IT!

pkm 3

Clever girl that she is, she changed up the “baskets” embroidery in the pattern to a “friends” applique (impressive with all of its small curvy parts and that professional buttonhole stitching — she’s good, that one!).

pkm 4

As you can see, the little quilts from our little swap are starting to make their way around the world. I’ll be sure to show you who received what and from whom.

Krista (who, by the way, has a book coming out in February!!) received this Cocktail Shakers beauty rom Nedra.

cocktail shakers to krista

I love love love the colors Nedra used! It’s kind of vintage circus-y to me (sorry, I may have American Horror Story Freak Show on my mind — vintage circus-y and very creepy) (Nedra’s quilt is absolutely NOT creepy).

In other swap news, I signed up for Sarah‘s Little Quilts mini swap. You know, the swap she created when she was hunting for a swap to join. You know, the swap she’s not actually swapping in. Makes me chuckle but in kind of a sad way. For her.

I decided to make Sarah’s Honeycomb quilt for my partner because who doesn’t adore that bee? I’m going to practice my embroidery skills before committing it to my hexagon base. PLEASE do not screw this up. But so far, so fun with the hexagons themselves.

hivejules

And, with that, I’m going to go grind some beans and make a fresh pot of deliciousness!

3 Comments »

  1. Auntie Pami said

    I still can’t pick one!

  2. krista said

    Hey, thanks for the plug, pal!!!

  3. pam said

    I loved making a quilt for you. And ‘fair trade’ get it, we were swappers, and people were trading quilts. I think I’m so coffee-clever. (lame joke but the coffee is good)
    So happy I had you for my swap partner.. because we’re already friends. xo

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