She did not disappoint! I really think that I ended up with the best item (which is what everyone thinks when a swap is a success). As soon as I saw it I yelled that I had seen this photo on Pinterest! Kaelin, with her made piecing skills, turned this image of origami ornaments into my wickedly awesome mini.
There's something completely awesome about it and I knew it had to be made. With inset circles. No applique here! Luckily I happen to have quite a bit of experience piecing circles and managed to finish this mini / wall art in an afternoon.
I have no clue what brand or color the solids are. The grey is a Free Spirit print and the black is flannel. The background is an Ikea fabric.
I spray basted it with a layer of batting and a muslin backing and wrapped it around an Ikea frame that I had on hand.
Here you can see that the outer orange ring is pressed outwards. It really bothered me so I had to take it off the frame and press that ring inward. Much better! Wish me luck!