Sweet Pouch Swap Finale!

I returned home yesterday from four days away to a lovely email from my new friend Barbara in Germany.  She received her Sweet Pouch Swap package!  So now, I can show you what was made and sent….
Sweet Pouch Swap Sent 
I took quite some time deciding what I would actually make for Barbara.  I realllllllly wanted to use one of my decorative zips, but was struggling to work out how.  In the end, I just pulled a Tim Gunn and “made it work”!  I opened up my beloved scrap bag of Notting Hill and got to work….
Sweet Pouch Swap Sent 
I wanted to incorporate quilting in some way, seeing as though it is what I most love to do.  So I made a teeny tiny little disappearing nine patch.  I think the finished dimensions of the patch was around three inches!  I finished off this side with Aurifil #1100 with some straight lines echoing the patch.
Sweet Pouch Swap Sent 
And of course there had to be paper piecing too!  I used another of Kristy’s Quiet Play patterns to piece together a “B” and then whacked the free motion foot on and wrote the recipient’s name.  I love how the Aurifil #1100 hot pink shimmers against the denim!  To finish, I used #2810 to do some wavey lines across, with a little loop randomly placed.
#sweetpouchswap stuffed to bursting! 
Then once it was ready to send off, I filled it as much as possible with some iconic Australian chocolate and lollies!  Tim tams, Furry Friends, Fizz Wizz and Natural Confectionary Company!  Yummo!
Not long after drafting this blog post, there was a ring at my doorbell – and my package arrived from Barbara!
Sweet Pouch Swap Loot 
I absolutely love the zippered pouch she made for me, and the embroidered quote is just perfect.  She also included two of my favourite Terrain prints – how divine!  I’ve already started on the chocolate…..
Sweet Pouch Swap Loot 
I LOVE her tags!
Sweet Pouch Swap Loot
And this is the first linen to ever enter my home – can you believe?  It may just have kicked off a new obsession…..uh-ohhhh……  You can visit Barbara’s blog HERE to get the low-down on how and why she put my package together – so utterly thoughtful xxx

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