In the summer I signed up for a swap of miniquilts. That was exciting! During my vacation in France I saw on Instagram that a swap was going to start. @curly_boy1 was organizing everything. The team I was assigned to was lead by Trash, #teamtrash, which was great. She did an awesome job!
Usually I don't sign up for a swap of such a large and work intensive item as a miniquilt. My solution in the past was to make something for myself instead to be on the safe side. I don't know why but this time I did jump in. I'm glad I did! It was fun to make a mini for someone I hadn't known before. I had to 'stalk' my partner Fiona (@fionamadeit) from Australia to figure out what she would like. In her info she wrote that she liked all kinds of triangles and that her favorite colors were blue, green and yellow. I started on one mini quilt based on a magazine picture, but in the end decided that it was not the one I was going to send. It was a bit too serious, and I felt Fiona needed a sunnier mini because it was summer where she lives. This is the mini I made for Fiona.
And this is the one I kept. In the meantime I finished it for my own wall but when I took the photo I was in the middle of adding the binding.
And I also received a miniquilt. It was made for me by Margaret (@formandfabric)!
I love the colors and block designs she used! It is going to look so good on the mini quilt wall I am planning in our new house. Thank you again, Margaret!
Together with the mini I also received a big pile of lovely fabric. You can see it here in my initial Instagram shot.
And here are some more photos related to the swap:
a close up of the mini I made
the backing with the label
and the goodies I sent along with the mini