Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A modern mini quilt for a swap between friends

I am in love with my most recent project - a modern mini quilt I made for a small swap between some friends. A lot of people think "quilts" and they think old fashioned, stuffy, heavy things on their Grandma's bed.

Starting a new mini quilt for a swap.
Getting started

I think this is a pretty fresh perspective - I love the crispness of the solid colors against the white, framed by the pretty grey border.

Loving how this mini quilt is turning out.
A few blocks made

I had sketched out this idea for a mini-quilt when I was trying to brainstorm something for this swap, I knew I'd have to come with something awesome based on the caliber of other quilters I was swapping with! :]

Getting ready to baste. Then quilt. Then hide it so I don't have to swap it. :]

Binding tonight.

I'm happy with how it turned out & have it hanging in my house right now from taking pictures - and I have to say, it's going to hurt to pack this one up & mail it out.

mini quilt on tan
Finished mini quilt

mini quilt details
mini quilt details

I even hand-sewed the binding to the back of the quilt, which I hardly ever do! Usually I'm in a hurry to get the binding on & actually really like the look of a machine-sewn binding. This one called for a little extra special treatment, though.

Can't wait to see which quilt I end up with!


  1. I love the crispness of the solid colors against the white too! Love the mini quilt!

  2. This is lovely - wish it was coming to me!

  3. Oh yes...good luck taking that one down!
    I like the look of machine sewn binding seeing the neat little stitches on the front :)

  4. This is lovely - so fresh and bright. Maggie xx

  5. This is wonderful - I love it!

  6. I have seen this idea before but never with a mixture of rectangles and squares. It's a lovely layout. Yay for your swap partner. I know how hard it will be to send it off.

  7. What a great little quilt! I love solids and especially in all those bright colors!
    BTW I just received my prize fabric from the Tangerine Tango Challenge. Can't wait to make another orange quit! Thanks again for hosting it!

  8. I love the way the bright colors created really cool and random negative space shapes.



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