After the official business-y stuff was taken care of, we exchanged projects from our first swap. Four of us participated. Before summer break we each exchanged a small bag of scraps with which we had to make a small quilted project.
Jennifer (of Mr. Chicken and the Ninja Kitties) picked my name and made this sweet little mug rug from my fabric scraps:
I love quilts featuring houses, and this one has little 'wooden' shutters that open to reveal a little surprise:
How brilliant is that!?
There won't be any mugs resting on this rug. It has found a special place in my sewing room alongside a favourite print and a teddy bear that was made by my son when he was just 5.
Josée(of The Charming Needle) was the person I picked to make something for. Coincidentally, I too, was inspired to make a house quilt.
I wanted the mini quilt to represent the community that we are building with the guild. And I was inspired by the book Word Play Quilts by Tonya Ricucci (of Lazy Gal Quilting).
Those letters took some time to make but it was a very enjoyable process. And I was glad to have picked Josée's name. She was the one to reach out to me many months ago expressing an interest in starting a guild. I'm glad she did.