Friday, February 16, 2018

TGIFF - Modern Quilt Guild Mini Swap

I played along with the Modern Quilt Guild mini swap.  In case my swap partner is reading this, SPOILER ALERT!!  Stop reading -- I may have forgotten to mail my mini at the beginning of the week, so it likely didn't arrive today as I had planned.

This swap challenged me.  My partner likes improv...one of my least favourite techniques.  But luckily, he likes solids and geometric shapes.

But where to start?  I borrowed Quilting Modern from Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge.  I decided on a variation of the pattern Tipsy City Quilt.

Here is my 19-inch version:



I used the following Kona colours:  Geranium, Turquoise, School Bus, Emerald, Canary, Purple, Kiwi, Jamaica, and Dark Violet for the background.

I even included some curved piecing.  I was definitely out of my comfort zone with both improv and curved piecing.  Wavy line quilting in purple variegated thread -- I tried to follow the curves as best I could.



I didn't have enough Jamaica for the binding, so I added a section of background Dark Violet.


This was a great experience.  I hope my partner likes it.


If you have a finish this week, here's your chance to share it with everyone:

Thank Goodness It's Finish Friday @ Lisa in Port Hope
Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hand Quilts 
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation 




13 comments:

  1. Way to go, trying something new! It's so much fun to get to know someone through a swap. Thanks for adding your link to TGIFF.

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  2. I hope your partner likes it, too! Your wavy quilting sets it off very nicely.

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  3. If I were your partner, I would love it! Good for you trying curved piecing! Nicely done!

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  4. I love the vibrancy of the colour mix and the quilting works great. I like the two colour binding, it doesn't look like you ran out of blue it looks planned, it works. I would be more than happy to receive this i a swap, a lovely finish Anja.

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  5. I love it! Your curvy line quilting was thee perfect choice for this piece.

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  6. What a wonderful mini! I love the binding choice and the bold colors and shapes. I predict that your partner will love it, too!

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  7. I wish I was your partner because this is gorgeous. Love the curve quilting and the binding. Beautiful finish. ❤️❤️❤️

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  8. Like it or not, you do AWESOME improv!!

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  9. Beautiful mini! You have a very lucky swap partner.

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  10. Anja, honey, it came out absolutely awesome!

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  11. Love the solids and the binding especially. Lucky partner!

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  12. Stunning. When they said good things come in small packages, they must have been talking about this little gem - it packs a punch. Love the quilting too.

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  13. love the quilt, love the bright colours, love the wavy quilting.

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