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 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 


  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.

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

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

  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.

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

  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!

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

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

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

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

  11. 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.

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


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