IGMiniSwap 2014

It’s time to send out my IGMini Swap quilt! I hope my partner likes everything. Here’s the package I put together.

The Mini:
It’s been a bit since I posted about it so here is the finished mini.

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The top is made using the Quick Curve Ruler and the Rainy Day bundle by Connecting Threads. I made up the rest as I went deciding that it needed to be bigger and adding sections that would compliment the design.
The center is the Juicy Goosey pattern by Jeliquilts. It really gives great flow to the middle section of the pattern. The back is made of 4 other fabrics from that bundle with the label at the bottom.

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I circular quilted echoing the arc that the Quick Curve Ruler lines created. I need to work on my spacing a little bit to get that technique to look a little cleaner and with more equality in the line separation. But, I’m pleased with my first circular effort. I also straight-line quilted the edges which created a nice crosshatch at the corners. I bound it in a coordinating stripe that was also in the bundle. I just love it!

The Swap Goodies:
I started with some local chocolate and candy:

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Then some random items that match the mini:

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A keychain, a Koozie, a small round notepad, and a lens/screen cloth.

Some sewing helpers:

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A multi-tool for sewing, a needle magnet, and a Patchwork Threads scissor holder.

I’m excited to send it off and get it to my partner.

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Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Fall 2014

I entered two quilts into the Blogger’s Quilt Festival over at Amy’s Creative Side. I entered Contained Chaos in the Mini Quilt category.

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Click here to get to the voting page. You do not need to be a blogger to vote. Look for this cool quilt and tap the heart to vote for it.

The second quilt is the Floral Pop quilt that I entered in the Small Quilt category.

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Same goes here, click here to get to the voting page and look for this bright and bold quilt and tap the heart to vote for it.

This weekend my quilt guild – the Memphis Area Modern Quilt Guild – had a sew-in at Kelly’s house. Kelly blogs at My Quilt Infatuation and we all had a great time sewing and chatting. I started on a quilt that I plan to give to a deserving family that my church is adopting for the holidays. It uses the So Sophie line by Riley Blake Designs.

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I made lots and lots of half-square triangles (HSTs) and got about 1/3 of them trimmed before I left. After dinner I began trimming again.

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I love how the browns, mustards, mauves, and blues play so nicely together in this line. I finished all the trimming and had this small bucket of pretty scraps.

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The quilting inspector approves:

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I’ve got a plan on putting them together so I hope it will work like it is in my head.

Be sure you head over the the Blogger’s Quilt festival and vote! I’m heading over right now to choose my favorites in the other categories.