July 20, 2015

{swaps}

you could say i had a swap problem {addiction} this past spring. here are the mini's i created for my partners. i had so much fun! i think mini's are a perfect way to try out patterns or techniques i may not be willing to try out for a whole huge quilt.

first up is my lizzy house mini quilt. i used carolyn friedlander's aerial grove quilt pattern. what a great i-spy pattern. i actually surprised myself by how much i enjoyed the hand applique process for this quilt. so much so, i'm contemplating a full size aerial grove.
next up is my anna maria horner mini quilt. i took a six-minute circle technique class at our last STLMQG retreat last year and put those techniques to use in this mini orange peel quilt. it was a little time consuming, but i'm pleased with how this turned out.
 the last is my cotton and steel mini quilt. i used a paper pieced spiderweb block for this quilt. i was also inspired by AMH's spinning star pattern. i've always loved the spiderweb block and forsee another of these in full size also.
 besides the quilts, i used this tutorial for these quilt as you go pouches. they were a quick whip up and i think they turned out fun.
 the swaps were a great way to sink yourself into some social media circles and create something for someone else that might be out of your normal comfort levels. it was great and i'd do it again!

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