Friday, September 11, 2015

MMQG Mini Quilt Swap

The Maritime Modern Quilt Guild hosted a mini swap this summer.  In July, we received the name of our swap partner and her likes.  The finished mini quilt was due at the MMQG September meeting.

The mini quilts had to be a minimum of 50 inches all around and a maximum of 100 inches all around.

My partner was BM, and her likes were:  stars and bright intense colours such as red, orange, yellow, purple, turquoise, and black.

I had a vision based on a pillow created by Ruth @ Charly & Ben's Crafty Corner.  I created the star from Jaybird Quilts' Night Sky pattern.


I decided to use Kona for the star:  Torch, Tangerine, Sunny, Corn Yellow, and Baby Blue.  I also attempted some star FMQ.


I am very pleased my creation.  I even gave it a name:  Falling Star.



In return, BM gave me this lovely mini:


Here's a close up of the great quilting.  Thanks BM!



I'm showing off my finish by linking up with:

TGIFF hosted by Lynette @ What a Hoot Quilts

Finish it up Friday hosted by Crazy Mom Quilts



15 comments:

  1. Oh I love your Falling Star! Those colors are gorgeous! I love how you quilted it...FMQ isn't easy!

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  2. Hi, Anja! Thanks for linking up at TGIFF. :D I really like the diamonds leading to the star.

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  3. What a fun meeting and a great swap! It was so nice to meet you all.

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  4. Both finisheds are great! I'm really into potholders at the moment myself - very satisfying way to try out new block ideas and then have a product too.

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  5. Lovely minis! I really love what you did with Jaybirds ruler. I really have to use mine at some point!

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  6. I thought that was a Jaybird pattern! Both lovely quilts!

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  7. You both did a wonderful job! A delight to see in person.

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  8. Both projects are beautiful! Well done, ladies!

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  9. Love your Mini Anja! Great work going out there making your own pattern!

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  10. Your star quilt is Fab! Your colors really pop. Both quilts are great. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Your guild does so many fun things Anja. I love how your star quilt turned out! Especially because of the colors. Your partner's mini is sweet too - you both love orange. :)

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  12. Both of these mini's look fabulous... sure wish I had been there to witness all the excitement!

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