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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap - Part 1

I recently took part in the Schnitzel and Boo mini quilt swap. Now that I have both sent and received I can share them here. Today I'll show my mini and tomorrow the wonderful mini that arrived to me.

I made a Modern Hexies mini wall quilt using the Modern Handcraft tutorial. I will definitely be making another one of these for myself.

My partner requested her favourite colours teal, orange and purple. I shared a photo of these colours in hexie form while they were sat on my grey couch and I had that many positive comments on the grey background that I switched from the white I had planned to a fat quarter of cotton couture in dark grey.

Quilting this mini was so much fun, though I did get a bit creative with the straight lines towards the end to ensure I was still creating triangles.

 

I went with a scrappy binding (partly due to not having enough dark grey and my local quilt store being out of stock) and I'm really happy I did in the end, I think it added something to the final look of the mini.

My binding skills are definitely improving. I backed it with a fat quarter I recieve in a Quilt Club Australia swap at the Victoria members meet up. I've since spotted this fabric in Spotlight so I may need to buy some more soon.

 

The quilt label was my first attempt at machine embroidered letters and I think I did ok.

Are you a swapper?

 

2 comments:

  1. This came out awesome! Love the look of the quilting echoing the hexies and the scrappy binding!! Your partner was LUCKY to get this!

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