One of the reasons I started blogging was to join in all the fun of swaps, and so far I have swapped Christmas and Novelty fabrics and made 50 Polaroid blocks for Quiet Play's Say Cheese swap, but until now I had never taken part in a swap of finished items. This glaring omission is why I rashly signed up for Sew Allegorical's HoopLaLa swap even although I knew I would be moving right in the middle of it!
As a secret swap this was also my first time trying to second guess the likes and dislikes of a swap partner, very nerve-wracking! Aside from knowing that my partner was not keen on pink and yellow fabric, which wasn't that onerous a restriction, the rest was up to me. As I find it difficult to decide on fabrics at the best of times, deciding for someone else meant even more dithering than usual.
In the end I came up with two choices and my partner went for these
The deadline for posting out the hoops is today, so I have just managed to get it done in time, and fortunately in time to link it up as a finish to TGIFF at Quilt Matters too!
Another deadline awaits me tomorrow for my post on the Sew Seasonal Blog Hop but check out today's posts at Plum and June and Finding Fifth