I was beyond thrilled to sign up for the Text Me Mini Quilt Swap (#textmeminiquiltswap) on Instagram earlier this year. Text fabrics are my current favorite! They are so incredibly useful – low volume backgrounds, accents, focus fabrics. They really can be used for just about anything.
My partner had given me some specifics – pinks, purples, blues, Riley Blake designs, Cotton + Steel. Well, my purple and blue stash has been running a bit low so I grabbed some of my pinks and started playing around with those. I thought this was a good mix of values. Then the Twisted Blossom pattern from Sew Kind of Wonderful was released. I thought I would try it out with my pinks. I like the way this is looking – let’s keep going….. I loved this block when I was through with it and decided that I needed to add more to it so I could use it for this swap. It needed to be just a bit larger.So, I added a border and some corners. I was able to get a more prominent presence of some Cotton + Steel fabrics. The square in a square block allowed me to mimic the center of the Twisted Blossom block to give a bit more cohesion to the piece. Close but not quite complete. A scrappy border should do the trick. I used the off-cuts from the block and just randomly pieced them together and then cut that pieced slab into 1 1/2″ wide strips. Yep – now I really love it! Let’s finish this thing up! I quilted it with a wavy triangle design that echoed out to each side of the mini and bound it in the pink dots. A polka dot binding is just so great!
I had this fabulous Dark grey text print for the back: I raw-edge appliquéd the remaining pink corner squares to give a little bit more interest to the back and added the label. I hope my partner loves it.
I already received mine and I just adore it. It has the perfect colors and I love the extension of the block into the corners. It’s just so cool! I will find a great place on the wall for this block so I can admire it all the time. 😊