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Easter Mini Quilt and swap on Ravelry.

Hi everyone, I signed up on Cherylls Blog  to make three mini quilts  this year and the first one was an Easter Swap for my partner Kerry, I made this mini quilt using this Easter sampler pattern from Red Brolly.

I included a hand made gift tag that was made in Photoshop using the Easter design I had stitched and I used a photograph of the fabric so that it all co-ordinated, I then made some hand made gift tags and a bag topper to match.  (You can locate the round gift tags and the gift bag topper as a free download on my freebies page.) The little yellow crochet pin cushion was a perfect match for this set so I included  that too.
In my next post I will show the gift that Kerry sent to me. 

I also signed up for a swap on Ravelry, my partner Heike  lives in Germany and this is what she sent me. Thankyou Heike, I loved it all!

Heike sent me some Kit Kat and Mars Bar chocolates that were demolished pretty quickly, a hand knitted shawl in my favourite colour, some gorgeous silk yarn,  a cookery book, coffee, a pretty pin and knitting markers, as you can see everything was so nice, I am really pleased with these gorgeous gifts.
I cannot show you what I am sending Heike until she receives my gift, she should receive it by the end of April and then I will show pictures on my blog.

Thankyou Heike, you made my day.
Until next time – Happy Stitching!

Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. April 14, 2014 / 9:00 pm

    What a beautiful mini-quilt!! I love how bright and colourful it is! And the swap you had from Heike has some lovely springtime colours in it too. I hope that you enjoy her gift ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a wonderful week!

  2. April 14, 2014 / 9:00 pm

    Olรก Lyon,

    Tudo muito lindo, parabรฉns!

    Boa semana!


  3. April 14, 2014 / 9:00 pm

    How sweet!

  4. April 14, 2014 / 9:00 pm

    So nice Ester gift you send, and the lovely gift you have from Germany, I love Pink too.
    Have a nice day

  5. April 14, 2014 / 9:00 pm

    What an adorable quilt such springy colors, love the granny square pin cushion.

    Happy Easter


  6. April 14, 2014 / 9:00 pm

    WOW!! I love the Easter mini quilt you made, its beautiful. And WOW! again for all the attention to detail added things… really lovey idea the gift tag and everything matching. She is sure to love it all.

    And such a lovely gift too you received from Heike…. Really beautiful gifts.
    Smiles to you ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. April 14, 2014 / 9:00 pm

    So sweet x

  8. April 14, 2014 / 9:00 pm

    Wonderful treasures!!!

  9. April 14, 2014 / 9:00 pm

    Love it, the colours are just so nice, wish you were my swap partner!

  10. April 16, 2014 / 7:37 am

    Lovely quilt. Oh a beautiful exchange you received.

  11. Anonymous
    April 16, 2014 / 7:37 am

    Such lovely gifts all round.
    best wishes Julie.C

  12. April 16, 2014 / 7:37 am

    How adorable is that mini-quilt, Lynn!! Your attention to detail is so inspiring. Love the little gift tag that you made, too! I'm sure Kerry was thrilled ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. April 16, 2014 / 7:37 am

    Both sets of gifts are fantastic! That silk yarn looks wonderful, and what a pretty colour too!

  14. April 16, 2014 / 7:37 am

    That quilt is precious! What a unique gift tag you made and I love how everything matches. Your gifts from Heike are very useful and the colors are fabulous. A wonderful exchange!

  15. April 16, 2014 / 7:37 am

    I love your Easter mini quilt. It is so sweet!! And what lovely gifts you received!
    Happy Easter

  16. April 16, 2014 / 7:37 am

    Your mini quilt is gorgeous Lynn! Absolutely love it! And Heike sure has sent you some lovely goodies….as well as yummy yummy choccies ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. April 16, 2014 / 7:37 am

    Wow, wow, wow ๐Ÿ˜‰
    your mini quilt is fantastic !!!
    so sweet, so beautiful
    those colours are real Spring one and you did a very lovely piece !!
    superb ๐Ÿ˜€
    Those little chicks are so cute
    you got spoilt too !
    Heike sent you lovely pieces
    can't wait to see what you made her ๐Ÿ˜‰
    have a great day
    big big hugs

  18. May 1, 2014 / 8:38 am

    Lynn, the quilt arrived as I said in my short email to you, but what I didn't say, is that, I have had the quilt hanging in my home for Easter and everyone has raved about it. If I have been told once what a great job 'I' have done on this mini quilt, I have been told a million times, so I am passing on the congratulations to you, on a job well done.
    As I said in my note to you I hope that the mini quilt you received will bring you half the joy yours has to me and my family.
    Happy Easter, with love and best wishes,
    Kerry x

  19. May 1, 2014 / 8:38 am

    A lovely mini and great idea to make a coordinating tag.

  20. May 1, 2014 / 8:38 am

    What an incredible mini! Have a wonderful Easter!

  21. May 1, 2014 / 8:38 am

    This mini is gorgeous…and perfect for this special holiday. Happy Easter to you…:)

  22. May 1, 2014 / 8:38 am

    Wonderful exchanges. The pink yarn from Heike looks oh so soft.