Saturday, August 3, 2013

Swapsies: A Rainbow Mini Quilt

An IG friend mentioned wanting to swap with me and I could always use a new mini quilt for my sewing room so I happily agreed!  She didn't give me any instructions or preferences so I just made something that I loved!
And it's finished! 18" mini for @chrissyccameron Pattern by @fromblankpages Fabric is by @annamariahorner and @tulapink

Sadly, I love it a bit too much and I have a feeling I'm going to cry a little when I mail it to her! :)  I used this pattern by Diane.  CLICK HERE for a chance to win the pattern!!!  There are two versions, one finishes at 12" and one at 18" (mine is 18").  All of the fabric is by either Anna Maria Horner or Tula Pink with the exception of the black/white background fabric which is a print from Wordplay by Benartex.  Creating the 8 sections went relatively easy; the tricky part is sewing the 8 sections together so the everything lines up!  Lets just say I did not get it right the first, second, or third time with some sections!  I decided on some minimal radiant quilting from the center (thanks Michelle!) and my favorite color teal solid for the binding. 

8 of 8 done! #nofilter 70s Geese pattern by @fromblankpages on @becraftsy

Instead of highlighting the stars this pattern can create, I decided to highlight the geese!  I was surprised how different the pattern looked when I was done!  Change the fabric around and you get a whole new look!  I won't lie, this took some time and a LOT of background fabric--I tend to cut pieces way bigger than necessary when dealing with paper pieced triangles.  I somehow always muck it up and have the fabric fall short of the area I'm trying to cover.  I really hate ripping out tiny paper piecing stitches so I over compensate by cutting the fabric larger than necessary.  Anywho!  Hope Chrissy likes her new mini and it doesn't accidentally get stuck to my wall.........I mean, LOST in the mail! 

17 comments:

Ella said...

It's gorgeous. I can see why it would be hard to part with it.

Jessica said...

This is totally amazing! You can send it to my house ;)

Katie B said...

Yep, I'm in love! I was really hoping you'd blog about this so I could Pin it. :) thanks!

Flying Blind... said...

Oh keep it!! You can knock up something else for Chrissy - if she is a REAL friend, she won't mind!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Oh it's fab! I saw your progress pic on IG but wow, wow, wow, the impact of the finished quilt is stunning. You'd have to prize this out of my vice like grip if it was mine!

Debbie said...

This is awesome!! And you are right about how different it looks quilted like you did - VERY nice!!

Poppyprint said...

Just gorgeous!!

Charlotte said...

wow wow wow - it's so beautiful! Maybe you could accidentally send it to me? ;-)

jeifner said...

I came over from Diane's. This is so wonderful with the rainbow colors! I totally noticed the two designer selection and love the cohesion it gives. I'd have a hard time sending this out too :) It's beautiful.

Jenn said...

Stunning! I would have a really hard time parting with it, too!

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

Oh my, such a great design! I love that you thought to switch to emphasize the geese. Gorgeous color selections. Wow!

Anita said...

This is beautiful. I love the rainbow. Very well done.

katie@stvital said...

<3!!

Marie said...

I'll never make it to the other blogs. LOL lots of great ideas, thx for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I will definitely check out the Quilter's Block Festival - I love both your entries.

Debbie said...

A block a day is good therapy.......two is better and three is sure bliss. Love your blog,

Unknown said...

Love your entries! I'm a first time blog hopper, and I'm having fun!
carolyn
mylady@nbnet.nb.ca

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