The Swap Till You Drop theme for August was buildings. I was paired with Mari of MidlandDesigns. She lives in Norway on a beautiful farm and does lovely quilting.
I adore the quilt she made for me. It is a very folk art style, which I like but cannot do myself. I lack the artistic gene :) So, I feel very lucky to get a quilt in a style that I would never be able to make for myself. It now has place of pride on the wall above my computer at home.
I made a mini for Mari, which she has now received. I stitched the embroidery and quilting by hand. This little quilt gave me lots of trouble! I had quilted by machine but hated the effect, so I ripped out all those stitches and quilted by hand instead. I used two strands of a variegated embroidery thread for the quilting and like how it turned out. Overall, I'm not that happy with the quilt, but Mari emailed that she likes it, so it all ended well.
The photo below is bad, I know, but it is the only one I've got. I was late mailing the package so I had to rush the photo shoot.