Now that my rainbow mini swap partner has received her package, I can share what I sent her. She had mentioned in the info I received that she preferred useful notions and chocolate. I hope I did well with what I chose to send her!
The pattern I used for the mini quilt is Dusk by From Blank Pages. Find it here. I made my quilt using the 18" size included in the pattern. I added a 1.5" (1" finished) strip along the outside edges for stability. My partner said she likes Kona solids, so that is what I used. If you want to recreate the quilt, the colors I used are Valentine 451, Silver 1333, Pool Blue 45, Aqua 1005, Marine Blue 1218, Poppy 1296, Canary 26, Tangerine 1370, and Chartreuse 1072. I used matching gray Aurifil 50 wt. to quilt most of the quilt.
I found what I hope is a perfect backing fabric--she likes rain and I thought this print was really cute. It's by Michael Miller and has been out for a while, so it is kinda hard to find, but does pop up on Etsy now and then.
I saw some really cool rainbow pencils in a magazine, which I thought would be perfect for this swap. Luckily CW Pencils has not only a storefront in New York, but an online store too. So I ordered and received! Isn't this the coolest pencil ever??
I also received my swap package right away. And what a cute package it was! Esther took the time to check out my Pinterest pages and correctly guessed that I really like Churn Dash blocks. She also took into account my fabric likes, which made me feel happy. Here's what I received: