Thursday, January 29, 2015

January Mini Sampler Swap

When I began blogging in 2007, I was involved in a number of on-line swap groups.  Much of my blogging centered around these swaps.  I have gradually cut back on swaps but when Linda at A Swap for Seasons announced that she was hosting a Mini Sampler Swap for 2015, I knew I just had to be involved.  We swap a mini sampler each month.  No themes - only rule is that is must be 4" x 6" and made of fabric.  Just my kind of swap.

I made the sampler above for Wendy in Missouri.  I used a vintage hankie as my inspiration piece.  The sampler's base is a reproduction 30's print.  I used the corner of the hankie that had both hand embroidery and a hand crochet insert.  Someone spent lots of time making this.  And then it ended up at Goodwill.  Lucky me!
I inserted a small piece of darker fabric behind the embroidery so it would be more visible.  Then I machine quilted around the square.

For embellishments I used a Recollections flower, vintage yellow button, lace, and vintage rick rack. I didn't take a photo of the back but I added a "mini hanging sleeve".  I'm a quilter and every quilt needs a hanging sleeve!

Linda sent me a sampler in January.  I will post about it later.


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

very nice use of the hankie. I bet you could whip up a bunch of this pretty mini samplers in no time. Best wishes, Tammy

Jenna LouiseCreates said...

I love this! I have always admired your work.

Debbie said...

This is so pretty...I think I'll have to go into my collection of vintage embroidered linens to see if there's something I could part with for one of our swap months.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Patty in Oz said...

What a sweet creation you have put together.
I'm happy to be a participant in ASAP too. So much fun!
Thank you for sharing!

Patty in Oz said...

ASFAS... I meant to type. ;-)

Pam said...

Thanks Jenna for your comment. I'm glad to see that you re back blogging.

Pam said...

Patty perhaps we'll get to swap one month. Thanks for your comment.

Patty in Oz said...

How very lovely Jan. I love vintage hankies...they are really pretty tied on tea pot handles. And guess what? I'm creating the March sampler & mailing to YOU Jan ;-) Take care and watch for an e-mail from me.
God bless you!