During an IG chat one day we decided a swap was in order. I made her a pincushion and thread catcher set and she made me a linen and liberty mini. Katy said that she liked the cathedral window pincushions and that her favorite colors are yellow and brown. I first made a cathedral window pincushion using essex linen in flax for the panes of the window.
I then started to work on the thread catcher. I thought that instead of add the usual squares of fabrics around the thread catcher, why not add a strip of cathedral windows around the thread catcher? So I made 6 little cathedral windows (finishing at a little under 3" square) out of essex linen and added plenty of buttons.
Now the original pincushion was looking a little plain and because the thread catcher had so much fabric, it was really too heavy for the original pincushion. I decided to make a new pincushion, making 4 more little cathedral windows into an oversized pincushion.
So in total, the set was 2 pincushions and one thread catcher containing 11 cathedral windows and too many buttons to count.
I learned a lot through this swap trying new techniques. It was a fun experience and Katy has told me she loved the set!
Now, here is what I received from Katy, isn't it magnificent? Not only did she send me the most wonderful Liberty and linen mini (with hand quilting!), she also sent matching coasters.
I had such fun swapping with you Katy!
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