A few months ago I joint the fun of a Instagram quilt swap for the second time. The theme of this swap was rainbow mini quilts. And rainbows just so happen to be my favorite. My slowly growing fabric stash mostly exists of happy rainbow colors, so I knew this was a swap for me. Kate Basti hosted the swap, everything was so perfectly organized! (If you happen to read this Kate, again thank you so much!)
I would love to show you the progress of the quilt I made for Becky and the super awesome quilt I received from Tina. All in Instagram photos of course, since it was a Insta swap.
Lets start with my choice of fabric, this is actually the second pull. I had a hard time making my final decision before I started cutting. But it turned out to be a nice pull don’t you think?
And then the design of the mini quilt. I had these paper pieced pencils in my mind for a while now. Since Becky is a teacher I thought it would be perfect to draw out a pattern for the pencils for this mini quilt.
Then cutting started, that went very organized. I ended up with 16 colorful packages of fabric with their patterns, ready to sew.
And sewing I did :) It worked like a breeze cause everything was already cut. So I just had to sit behind the machine and piece everything together.
After having pieced everything together and sandwiched the quilt it was time to do some quilting. I went for straight line quilting on this one, with help of the Minions in the background.
A little close up of the quilting.
After piecing a scrappy grey binding and sewing it on by hand it was finished! I’m still super excited with how it turned out to be. Planning to make another one just for myself because it was quite hard to part with it ;)
After I send my package, I received a big envelope. Yay!! There was my own mini rainbow quilt.
And this was what was inside, a gorgeous quilt with so much extras! A lovely card from Tina, with super cute fabrics, a ruler and mini ribbon. I love the mini chalkboards. The quilting was so beautifully done and the piecing was just perfect. Really love the fabrics she used with the happy rainbow colors. It is so special when someone designs and makes something specially for you. Thank you so so much Tina!
I had a blast with this swap. It was super fun to follow everybody and to see what is being made. I haven’t signed up for a next swap yet, but I’m sure this wasn’t my last.