Friday, May 20, 2016

My First Swap

I like making quilts and wallhangings for others but swaps have always intimidated me. They seem to have a higher expectation than just a gift, at least that's my perception. When my local guild decided to partner with the Vegas MQG for a mini swap I knew it was time for me to take the leap. This was a mystery swap so I was given the quilter's name and a few likes/dislikes and that was it. Not a whole lot to go on so I stalked her instagram feed and her blog. This is what I came up with.


The colors in this photo are a bit off but I had forgotten to take a good photo of it until I was already at my guild meeting handing it over. The quilts will be mailed out on June 1st.  I liked the idea of a paper pieced medallion center and even paper pieced the tiny pinwheels. I quilted it using white Aurifil and variegated King Tut threads. It measures 17" square. I hope my swap partner likes it!

This project is also one of my 2nd quarter finishes for the 2016 Finish Along.

9 comments:

  1. I hope your swap partner likes it, too! I know what you mean about swaps feeling like there is more expectation on the line, so I hope this introduction was fun for you. :)

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  2. It is wonderful, I hope she loves it!!!!

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  3. This is so lovely, I am sure your partner will love it too. I really like how you have quilted it and added the dark blue thred to give the extra feature.

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  4. your swap partener willI am sure be delighted with this beauty. Leeds MQG are thinking of taking part in a swap with another group who knows one day we might swap with your group

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  5. You did a fantastic job :) and I'm sure your partner will love it!

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  6. It is lovely and I'm sure she'll like it.

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  7. Your swap partner is one lucky lady! This is such a pretty mini quilt. I am not a paper piecer so I really admire the work that went into that medallion. What a gorgeous piece!

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  8. The monochrome color way is just perfect for this project. Love your quilting, too! Congratulations on a beautiful finish. On behalf of the 2016 FAL hosts, thanks for playing along!

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