The first entitled: Two Owls
The second entitled: Winter Birdhouse
While these were fun to make, I probably wouldn't have chosen these designs for myself. I love nature and birds, particularly owls, but am more inclined to make things geared toward interior aesthetics, such as coffee pots and cups, teapots--that sort of thing. I chose to participate, however, because I wanted to stretch beyond what I would normally do and connect with more quilters. I do believe I've accomplished that, and I've now made another friend to share quilting and sewing ideas.
If you've ever contemplated participating in a Swap - be it mug rugs, mini quilts, pincushions or whatever- yet haven't actually done so, it is a great way to connect with others while learning new skills or keeping your skills in tact. Give it a try!
Have you participated in a Swap? If so, what kind? What was your experience? Did you enjoy it or not and why?
Now on to my next project. I'll be back soon.