I guess this proves the old cliche about a "watched pot never boils". After anxiously checking our mail every day for the past 2 weeks, we took an overnight trip and when we got home last night - there was a soft little package in the mailbox. All the way from Kent, England - Karen Stephens. Isn't it pretty? My picture doesn't do it justice because the light wasn't the best, but the colors are so cool and clean. Very spring-like. I think it is going to look great on the center of my kitchen pub table - until I find a better (more permanent) location. Thank you so much, Karen!
I checked out Karen's blog. http://breezybree123.blogspot.com/ and found her posting about the mini quilt. The pattern is called a "Disappearing Nine Patch". She has a link to a tutorial on how to make the block. It is so simple to do and can have pretty dramatic results. What a great way to showcase some beautiful fabrics. Since I'm currently working on a 9 patch project of my own, I was particularly intrigued. I think I'm going to have to try this pattern on a future project.
Thank you Karen.
This swap was so much fun. Just knowing that someone, somewhere in the world, was creating something just for me - that was fun. I've already signed up for the summer swap and am looking forward to getting my partner info. I've been running some ideas around in my head, but don't want to start until I know if my partner has any preferences.