This one was called the Nerds Craft it Better Swap / #nerdscraftitbetter, and it was a crafty swap, not just a mini quilt swap. My partner had a bunch of similar taste in nerdy stuff, so it wasn’t too hard to figure out what to make.
I hand pieced a simple Thor using one of Crafty Geeks epp patterns. I went subtle with the fabrics for a slightly different look. The end piece measured around 7″x8″ because I cut wrong the first time I was squaring it up. I think the slightly rectangular shape makes it look more like a framed portrait!
My partner likes to knit, so I made her three different nerdy project bags using In Color Order’s Lined Drawstring Bag Tutorial. It’s seriously one of my go to patterns now.
The second bag was Harry Potter themed and showcased an appliqued Deathly Hallows symbol on top of some black chambray.
The last bag was Sherlock themed! I used some Sherlock inspired wallpaper I bought from pennydesign’s Spoonflower shop. It was the perfect scale for this pouch and the plain design allowed me to hand paint the big yellow smiley face
In true swap fashion, I also included some extras! Just a few because I am so picky and can never pick out what to send!! There was the Game of Thrones puzzle and some Harry Potter themed gummies. Man, I really need to get better at picking out these goodies!!!