Last weekend my local quilt guild, the Memphis Area Modern Quilt Guild had our meeting where we swapped mini quilts that were made as part of a guild paint chip challenge. We selected 2 paint chips, clipped them together, and put our name on the back. Once that was done they were all put in a bag and we blind selected from the bag. We could use any neutral (white, black, grey, ivory) and one additional color in our mini. Here are the paint chips I received:
I think I got pretty close and was able to use that mustardy yellow as my extra color. I had been hoarding a pattern and knew this project would be perfect for it. I chose the Octagonal Orb pattern by Elizabeth Hartman that was posted on the Modern Quilt guild site. My first triangular section came out pretty good.
As part of the meeting I received a mini quilt as well. My mini was made by Katelyn from Sing While Crafting. I had forgotten what colors I selected but, based on the mini, I think they were pinks and blues. I remember trying to pick colors outside of my norms of purples and teals.
She picked the Cross-Stitch Block tutorial from Pile O’ Fabric based on my love of cross-stitch and then pieced those in a cat head design in reference to my two sweet cats. She used teal as her other color and bound in one of the blues.
I just love it and I wish we had a video of all the very animated reactions of our guild members as they were called to come up and receive their new mini. This was a secret swap as well so we have all been posting black and white images of the minis on Instagram just to show progress. All of the reactions were just priceless and the whole thing was so much fun!