Better to give than to receive?

Not if you’re me, I got the best mini in the #IGminiswap, suckerrrrs!

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I’m dead chuffed with this, it was genuinely my favourite in #flossysgroup, if not overall (though I do have a hypothetical ‘highly commended’ list). I went back and looked at my contribution to the WIP images posted and I was pretty rubbish at encouraging my lovely partner, @imasavonasac – Sami- that she was going the right way. I blame it on her being so quick off the mark, which clashed with the wedding times, sorry Sami!

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Anyway, this is just awesome, I love a quirky pattern, I really love the fussy cuts and you know what? I’ve publicly declared I don’t really “get” the appeal of AMH before and that I only like a few of her prints (daisies from Pretty Potent, some of the True Colors range)…. now it may be because these are tone on tone blenders which are my go to fabric choice, but I love this! Colours, patterns, everything.

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I even got some Liberty fat eighths and chocolate (most of which now eaten). I’m thinking of making the Liberty fabrics my Sew Mama Sew giveaway prize since I’m badly prepared this year and because they’re a bit too nice for me to feel like I’ve done them justice. So smooth!

So that’s my receiving. A little reminder of what I sent as @katealicea received her package this week complete with Schokobons, large fabric scraps, a couple of Love Quilting kits and a pug hoop that if I showed you earlier, it may have given the game away that my mini was on it’s way to Kate. The hoops are quick to do, I traced some key puggy features with an erasable marker onto fabric and then battered it into submission with my sewing machine. This is what I was working on when I decided that the tension possibly still isn’t 100% but she loves it and that’s all that matters.

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Go follow Sami on IG, now. She’s pretty amazing at what she does.

117 Comments

  1. Posted December 6, 2014 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    Wow, what a brilliant mini!! I love both the one you sent and the one you received!

  2. Posted December 6, 2014 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    She definitely hit it out of the park for you! Mine’s still out there in the universe, both sent and received

  3. Kay
    Posted December 6, 2014 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    Oh my, this is just wonderful. I love the fussy cutting and the lovely blue background fabric too. Swap packages are always such fun, your partner was very lucky too as the pug hoop is adorable as well as having such a great mini quilt too. x

  4. Posted December 6, 2014 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    What a cute mini you received back. I never seem to see things on IG until it is too late. I am just following the wrong people? Glad you liked yours and what you sent out looks lovely too.

  5. dianne.neale@facebook.com @ quiltova
    Posted December 7, 2014 at 1:47 am | Permalink

    Both of these are gorgeous (and look pretty tricky too!)

  6. Wendz
    Posted December 7, 2014 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    Wow!Kerry you certainly won the jackpot in this swap … mind you, so has your partner. I’m also in the same mind frame about the tone on tone fabrics.

  7. Posted December 8, 2014 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    Oh that’s gorgeous! Well jealous 🙂 Mine out there somewhere… that little pug is adorable

    And….. the liberty could just send to me 😉 Totally forgotten about SMS eek see if I get time later to pull something lovely out for it.

  8. Beth T.
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    What does Hank think of that treasure? I half expected to see his nose poking into the goodies, diving which might be his. Such lovelies! SMS giveaway day comes at a good time this year…were feeling rather glum at our house, so maybe a win and then some happy mail to brighten us up? We’ll see. In any case, hooray for you for giving and getting so well.

  9. Beth T.
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    P.S. Not “diving”, “divining”. Must get new reading glasses before the new year. Hurrumph.

  10. Posted December 8, 2014 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    I honestly thought I had commented on this but maybe I’m getting confused with IG or I got interrupted by one of those pesky children 😉

  11. Saira
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    You’ve got to love a miniswap

  12. Debbie
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    I’m not an AMH fan either, but I do love the mini you received. Especially the fussy cuts to show off the fabric design.

  13. Alicia Melton
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    So beautiful.

  14. cynthia
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    You received a lovely mini!

  15. Michele T
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    I’ve never participated in a mini swap and from what I’ve seen given and received… beautiful works of art!! Love those colours in both minis!

  16. Margaret Schindler
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    I love those minis.

  17. bekki
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    That mini is lovely! I love the colours!

  18. Posted December 8, 2014 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    I am getting the mini quilt bug…

  19. Posted December 8, 2014 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    They are both really beautiful minis. I think the fussy cutting in the mini you received is really wonderful.

  20. Posted December 8, 2014 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    Lucky you! I have not received mine yet. Fingers crossed that it arrives this week. And my partner flew across the States on business and has not been home to receive my package. I am dying to post mine on Instagram! The one you made is fabulous too. Really amazing work. This swap was/is awesome!

  21. Posted December 8, 2014 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    There are a number of fabric designers so many people go crazy over that just don’t appeal to me at all. To each his own! 🙂

  22. Gill
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    Both minis are fabulous Kerry

  23. Cassandra
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    Both of these mini quilts are gorgeous! I think I may need to try one (or more).

  24. Joyce Carter
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    Both are absolutely beautiful!

  25. jonquil
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    Congrats on the win! Sweet package of goodies you sent off.

  26. Carla G
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    Love the star quilt!! Looks like you were very lucky! 🙂

  27. Susan
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    I agree with you that this is a pretty package of fabrics.

  28. Lindsay
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    I love the little mini quilts! So cute!

  29. Vicki H
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    I am loving mini’s. Looks like you are starting a collection on your wall.

  30. Sandy K
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    Both mini’s are lovely.

  31. Sandra Timmons
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    Yes it is better to give than to receive. Still, it is fun to receive.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1 at sbcglobal dot com

  32. Posted December 8, 2014 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    LOVE the mini ( and the pug)!!!

  33. Amanda Best
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    The mini quilt you received is just beautiful! And I love the one you made, too.

  34. Michelle Smith
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    What a cute mini quilt!

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

  35. Sarah
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    nice packages, I love your new mini!

  36. Barbara Orozco
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    These are gorgeous mini quilts you are displaying, what a wonderful swap!

  37. Sarah J.
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Love how you arranged the fabrics and colors in your mini– I could stare at that for hours! THANKS!

  38. Sarah C.
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    Love the stars and the snowball?

  39. Paula Collins
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    Love the little owl mini quilt as well as the one your received. I do a lot of banners but have not tried mini quits yet. Still new to sewing.

  40. Heather in VA
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    Wow that fabric is beautiful and I know it must be soft.

  41. Wendy
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    Another opportunity to win…cannot be missed..thanks for another chance…and the generosity.
    Best wishes
    Wendy

  42. Rina
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    Aren’t mini’s the best. I love them because you can display them all year.

  43. Posted December 8, 2014 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    I love both minis, even though they’re very different. The colour placement in both are so well thought out! No wonder you’re so pleased!

  44. Posted December 8, 2014 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    Yummy Ghirardelli!

  45. Alexis
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

    Both stunning and colorful!

  46. Posted December 8, 2014 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    I need to try a swap sometime, it looks like fun. But I love peeking in and seeing what more clever people are making! 🙂

  47. Posted December 8, 2014 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    A successful swap all round ….. Even if you weren’t my partner!

  48. Margaret
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    What a gorgeous mini! I wish I had the patience for that kind of work.

  49. Posted December 8, 2014 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    This is a new and clever twist to the comments. I like it. Now I’ve seen some of your work:)

  50. jenny
    Posted December 8, 2014 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    ive never done an IG swap, but id say you certainly are the winner with this gorgeous mini! congrats.

  51. Quilting Tangent
    Posted December 9, 2014 at 1:19 am | Permalink

    Nice star quilt, background fabric gives it a nice touch.

  52. Lori Smanski
    Posted December 9, 2014 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    these minis are gorgeous. and the little fox on the wall is just way too cute.

  53. Kathy h
    Posted December 9, 2014 at 1:27 am | Permalink

    I love seeing what everyone gives or gets in these swaps. You are all so creative.

  54. Laura
    Posted December 9, 2014 at 2:12 am | Permalink

    Love those stars. Nicely done.

  55. Donna Lee
    Posted December 9, 2014 at 2:32 am | Permalink

    Wow, you must have been so excited when you saw that gorgeous star quilt!!! Thank you for showing us!

  56. Posted December 9, 2014 at 2:39 am | Permalink

    Love seeing the gorgeous work sent and recieved in these swaps!

  57. Debra Kay Neiman
    Posted December 9, 2014 at 2:39 am | Permalink

    Merry Christmas from Oklahoma, USA! Maybe I will participate in a mini swap next year. Love those stars. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  58. Kim
    Posted December 9, 2014 at 3:42 am | Permalink

    Darling stars!

  59. Carrie P.
    Posted December 9, 2014 at 3:54 am | Permalink

    awesome quilt

  60. Cindy Dahlgren
    Posted December 9, 2014 at 4:12 am | Permalink

    I love both of these mini quilts. You are a very lucky girl to have gotten that quilt, and your partner is lucky to get the one you made. Totally awesome quilts! cdahlgren at live dot com

  61. Kate
    Posted December 9, 2014 at 4:13 am | Permalink

    I think yours is gorgeous! Well done:)

  62. SoozeM
    Posted December 9, 2014 at 5:27 am | Permalink

    Both the mini you send and the one you received are gorgeous, I can’t decide which I love more 🙂

  63. Susan Ikin
    Posted December 9, 2014 at 5:58 am | Permalink

    I do love those minis in your swap – yet something else for me to extend my lifespan to get everything done that I like.

  64. Posted December 9, 2014 at 6:49 am | Permalink

    Your mini is beautiful!

  65. T Hays
    Posted December 9, 2014 at 7:35 am | Permalink

    I love the mini! Cool!

  66. Pam S
    Posted December 9, 2014 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    A mini swap sounds like so much fun! Thanks for sharing all the delicious details!

  67. Tabitha Keener
    Posted December 9, 2014 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    I love this mini, I love fussy cuts too! I’m following Sami on IG too! Thanks

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

  68. Posted December 9, 2014 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    Love the fussy cutting.

  69. Jodi R
    Posted December 9, 2014 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    Oh my gosh those stars are stunning. I am with you on the not really totally getting the AMH thing but those colour on colour blenders are just stunning and they are put together so beautifully.

  70. Carrie
    Posted December 9, 2014 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    They are both beautiful minis, but I sure understand why you love the one you were sent. Love those colors!!!

  71. Dana
    Posted December 9, 2014 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    Came here too (and loved it), Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  72. Mary D
    Posted December 9, 2014 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    That is a great mini and a great swap package. Love the fussy cutting.

  73. Dawn Jones
    Posted December 9, 2014 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    I love the mini quilts. I’m new to quilting and am thinking maybe I should start with a mini quilt.

  74. Tabitha Klucking
    Posted December 9, 2014 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    OMG–just love that little fox quilt you have on your wall!

  75. Stacy
    Posted December 9, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Love the minis. Very, very cute.

  76. robyn
    Posted December 9, 2014 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    I totally have to join a swap, but I never feel like I have anything worthy enough

  77. Shannon P
    Posted December 10, 2014 at 12:33 am | Permalink

    I love stars…so of course I love this mini!

  78. Ramona
    Posted December 10, 2014 at 12:36 am | Permalink

    I really love both the mini you received and the mini you gave away. Both are gorgeous.

  79. jmniffer
    Posted December 10, 2014 at 2:54 am | Permalink

    I’m just beginning to get into mini’s, they are growing on me! Thanks for the extra chance at your giveaway.

  80. Posted December 10, 2014 at 4:44 am | Permalink

    I LOVE the mini you made. The black piece in the center is wonderful.

  81. Brenda
    Posted December 10, 2014 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    What a wonderful quilt! I want. I covet. Does Sami have a pattern? And how come you’re not sending the chocolate with the fabric in your Giveaway Day package. For shame!

    Of course I’d take the package you sent out also.

  82. Flavia
    Posted December 10, 2014 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    those Liberty fabrics are simply gorgeous!

  83. Posted December 10, 2014 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    Love it.. you are a winner!

  84. Jess
    Posted December 10, 2014 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    Those stars are gorgeous!

  85. Carmen
    Posted December 10, 2014 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

    What a generous (and talented) swap partner Sami is! This is why I love our community — it is always, always giving:) Cheers!

  86. Monique Belmer
    Posted December 10, 2014 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    Those are two lovely minis!

  87. Sarah
    Posted December 10, 2014 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    What beautiful work!

  88. Jansie Martin
    Posted December 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    What an awesome swap!! The minis are fabulous.

  89. usairdoll
    Posted December 10, 2014 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    Both of the minis are gorgeous! I’ve only been in a few swaps, always fun and neat to connect with other creative folks.

    Thanks for a chance to win!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  90. Sarah
    Posted December 10, 2014 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    I also love tone on tone blenders. Great mini!

  91. deborah b.
    Posted December 10, 2014 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    i really love the mini you sent! also the one you won. both are gorgeous. glad you ate that chocolate – yum!

  92. Tori
    Posted December 10, 2014 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE the little stars quilt!!

  93. Jeana
    Posted December 10, 2014 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    wow both of these are beautiful, I wish they were mine!

  94. Posted December 10, 2014 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    both minis are adorable, the one you got is that paper pieced? and then if so, wow, she did an amazing job lining up everything.

  95. Posted December 10, 2014 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    Both are lovely. I’m not sure how Sami pieced hers, but it looks like a lot of work.

  96. Liz M
    Posted December 11, 2014 at 12:39 am | Permalink

    I love your stars, but am particularly covetous of your circles!!! Lucky Kate!

  97. Karen
    Posted December 11, 2014 at 3:08 am | Permalink

    You really did get a great mini. I would like to try a swap like that some day.

  98. Pauline
    Posted December 11, 2014 at 4:43 am | Permalink

    Love the star quilt and the other one with circles is gorgeouw.
    Pauline

  99. DebV
    Posted December 11, 2014 at 5:14 am | Permalink

    Love the both of the mini’s here. Wish I had the chocolates, but happy you paid it forward with the fabric for SMS giveaway.

  100. M
    Posted December 11, 2014 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    that’s a lovely mini!

  101. Posted December 11, 2014 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous mini!! Thanks for sharing these fun projects!!

  102. Lynne Tilley
    Posted December 11, 2014 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    Entering for the giveaway 🙂 🙂 Glad to get to know you and I look forward to future posts.

  103. Veronica
    Posted December 11, 2014 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    What a gorgeous and rich mini quilt! I love the addition of the black and grey, I would never have done that!

  104. BreannaS
    Posted December 12, 2014 at 3:25 am | Permalink

    I love the quilt hanging on the wall with an owl.

  105. Posted December 12, 2014 at 3:31 am | Permalink

    Very nice! It looks great on your wall, too.

  106. Melissa
    Posted December 12, 2014 at 4:55 am | Permalink

    Wow, you’re not kidding about the fussy cuts. That’s impressive.

  107. Posted December 12, 2014 at 4:55 am | Permalink

    All of those minis look lovely.

  108. Leslie Schmidt
    Posted December 12, 2014 at 5:38 am | Permalink

    Not having seen any of the other little quilts, I would have to agree with you that you got the best of the bunch. I love it myself. Care to share it?

  109. Sandy Ross
    Posted December 12, 2014 at 6:03 am | Permalink

    Those stars are amazing, I can see why you like it so much.

  110. Cheryl
    Posted December 12, 2014 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    Love those minis! I really need to get in on these swaps!

  111. Posted December 12, 2014 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    Pretty darn good fussy cutting!

  112. Holli G.
    Posted December 12, 2014 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    I like the stars a lot. Sounds like it was a “work” of art.

  113. Posted December 12, 2014 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    Lucky, lucky! I haven’t received my mini yet. I’m okay with that because I sent mine a day late. I struck out finding those peppermint bark squares to send to my partner….couldn’t find Dove either. What is the world coming to?!

  114. Annmarie
    Posted December 12, 2014 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Love that mini too – stars are my favorite!

  115. Tamie
    Posted December 12, 2014 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    What a lucky swap recipient you are.

  116. Mary
    Posted December 13, 2014 at 12:07 am | Permalink

    Those stars look amazing! The pattern placement of the dark blue background fabric looks perfect.

  117. Niechelle Wade
    Posted December 13, 2014 at 5:32 am | Permalink

    I like the work space. 🙂

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