|Received in swap round 1 - thanks Christina!|
|Made for swap 1|
I really enjoyed rounds 1 and 2 of the Schnitzel & Boo Make a Quilt, Make a Friend swap, so I didn't want to leave myself out of this one. Plus this one is on Instagram and not the usual blog/Flickr platforms, and I wanted to see how that would work in comparison to the last two swaps. There has been a lot of talk on Instagram taking over from blogs and some people trying to cut down on social media are avoiding Facebook and deleting Flickr accounts in favour of Instagram. A really good blog post looking at this is Whipstich's I thought it might be Instagram but it looks like its your phone's fault.
|Made for round 2|
|Received in swap round 2 - thanks Lisa!|
I like Instagram. I like the simple picture format and the back and forth one line banter - seems to me a bit of Twitter and a bit of Flickr combined. I miss the longer discussions though and for me still prefer the blog. I've been on Flickr since 2008 and have a bit of an emotional attachment to it! And I like big pictures. I have a large smartphone Galaxy Note 2 and still would prefer to see bigger images but Instagram is not designed for PC. Sure I can do the pinchy thing and zoom in but I sometimes feel like I'm missing out on something on Instagram. So many hashtags, so many images in my feed and I only follow 180 people. Is that too many? Swaps and de-stashes seem to happen and I've blinked and missed them. Do I need to be more selective?
Anyway, I'm jumping in with both feet this time around to see what happens and this is my mosaic for my swap partner as inspiration. I normally try and pick 16 likes and do a 4 x 4 to give a good selection but conscious of this going on IG I made it 3x3 so they wouldn't be too tiny - change in format is already having an influence on me and my decisions!
1. Diamonds mini quilt, 2. beautiful applique, 3. Thimble Blossoms Dwell Mini, 4. sewing machine cover, 5. Forest mini quilt, 6. The Snow Ball Mini Quilt, 7. Girl's Weekend Swap - My mini for Elena, 8. Pretty in Patchwork Doll Quilts, 9. DQS 13 Ready to Send!!
Still I'm looking forward to another mini quilt swap. The social nature of sharing in progress and making with a secret partner in mind is great fun regardless of platform. I will keep you updated of progress here on the blog and on IG and for old times sake I'm posting to Flickr too!
In the spirit of being social I'm linking up to Lorna at