Monday, 30 March 2015

UK Mini Swap 2015

Just a quick post because I have finished my UK mini swap quilt ( taking place on IG). This is my first ever mini swap, so I'm a bit nervous. I have reservations about mini quilts, though now I've made one I can see how useful it is for trying out new things without committing to a full quilt. And certainly, my sewing room could do with a bit of decoration.
Anyway here it is:

 
And the back:
 
 
I nearly forgot to put in the corner triangles on the back, so it could be hung on a wall without damaging the quilt, but remembered in time!.
 
The design is not my own, it is a complete copy of a beautiful quilt ( called Portal) by a South African quilt artist called Susan Wessels. I haven't been able to find out much about her, except she makes exceptional quilts. I drew it out on paper ( I don't have the computer skills or package to do it any other way!) and then worked out how to paper piece it in sections. It seemed to work very well. I will be very sad to part with it because I absolutely love it. I just hope my partner does too. I spent hours agonising over a suitable design and pinning loads of alternatives, until I saw this one.
It is quilted quite simply with straight lines using Presencia 50/3 in a mid-grey.
This will also be my final first quarter finish in FAL 2015.
My original list for this quarter is here:http://therunninghar.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/fal-first-quarter-2015.html
 

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

10 comments:

  1. This is just beautiful, I love the colours. I think we all need more mini quilts in our lives!!

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  2. It's beautiful Carol. I am on the fence about mini quilts, but this would look wonderful on anyone's wall.

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  3. Stunning - I'm sure it will be much loved. Perfect colours. Juliex

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  4. This is eye catching! I love the colours and the design. So beautiful! Your recipient will weep tears of joy when she receives this!!

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  5. This is so stunning! I'm trying to work out how you did (or rather didn't) bind it though?

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  6. It's beautiful - I'm sure your partner loved it.

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  7. I missed this Carol! It's very beautiful and well done for drawing your own pattern. No doubt it will be well loved :)

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  8. I am the proud owner of the original "Portal". I am head over heels in Love with it and am glad that the design stole more hearts than mine.

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