After much browsing, I found some quilty friends, and I'm now participating in my first Instagram swap (!!). The theme is strawberries (how perfect, right?!?). Here's how it works - every participant is assigned a swap partner, and you are then provided with basic information about your partner's fabric and quilt-y project likes. Everyone makes small projects for their partner and then mails them at a specific time, along with other small fun goodies that fit the theme (think strawberry lip gloss, strawberry lemonade mix, etc...).
My partner likes Heather Ross fabric, and I have a few fun projects in the works :)
First up is a little gathered pouch using this fantastic (free!) tutorial from Noodlehead.
There's even a little pocket inside - with a strawberry! :)
I haven't worked with zippers much, but the tutorial directions were really easy to follow and made this project very doable. I'm having so much fun with this swap! Next up is a mini quilt in the same fabric. I'll be back to share that one soon! (or there's a sneak peak over on Instagram if you can't wait that long - hehe :)
Thanks for stopping by!