The swap between LauraJay, Lucyellen06 and myself was to be with quilts and fabrics. We had a few rules, and we each came up with one.
experiment with color
try out a new technique, style, block etc.
It was fun encouraging each other, posting progress, and teasing with sneaky peaks. We hope to do it again this fall. It has been a wonderful swap with wonderful ladies.
I made LauraJay's quilt first. I wanted it to be aqua and pink, and as usual, I tend to use as many different fabrics as possible. So it turned out a little busy. Here is what I sent to LauraJay:
When I made Lucyellen06's quilt, I controlled myself in the use of fabrics. I love the look of scrap quilts, and that is why LauraJay's quilt is very scrappy. But I also love in antique quilts when a quilter substitutes a fabric that is very similar because she ran out of the original fabric. This is what I did in Lucyellen06's quilt. I substituted a fabric in three places. It is like a hidden surprise. Here is what I sent to Lucyellen06:
I also included a little house quiltlet in each of their packages as a little surprise.
***there are more pictures on flickr