I joined the #Quiteplayswap.
Yip me a chronic "I hate paper piecing spouter" yes I have said I HATE Paper Piecing loudly and for years. I'm sure everyone was quite sick of hearing me saying it... as they showed me their perfectly pieced quilt blocks. I was obviously scared of using my unpick. Anyway I've sorted my fear on the octagon quilt earlier in the year.. I really had it sorted.
Then I was struggling with what to make my secret mini swap buddy for the retreat we went on in August not sure how this popped into my mind. I thought it looked quite hard but Kristy Lea has made a gem with this little pattern I really loved putting it together.
I had to share why I made this awesome little mini quilt for my special friend Angela. I really hope she likes it. I loved it a lot a real lot. I really didn't want to give it away.
this one is the geometric Sewing machine and I do tell myself I'll make another but I'm sort of hoping I may get one sent to me. lol But no pressure I will love anything I'm sent.
Here are a few progress pics
Really loved putting this together and seeing it come together.
So when the #quiteplayswap came up I wanted in and I couldn't join fast enough.
I am loving keeping up with whats happening all over the world but I really love keeping up in the Down under hashtag!
My Mini is finished which I am very happy about. My partner chose 4 patterns and I bought a few and thought I would do something I wouldn't do normally. Plus it was first on the list (yer I must have already made too many decisions that day) I have been keeping up with the self confessed 'micro-managing control freak' swap mama. With all the due dates for check ins I was a little concerned I wasn't going to keep up so I thought I'd just get it done. Waiting around makes way to much thinking time if you ask me.
Here are a few progress pics!.
Pattern chosen and time to cut out the pieces.
my fabric pull. I really didn't need this much and I did add more.
deciding which way around to do the border and binding?
Totally not perfect look at that pinched fabric. Wasn't the smartest idea to quilt the inner border first.
oh gosh I can see some loose threads. Geez think I may need some glasses.
And the back.
I'm very happy with how it has turned out. I hope my partner likes it!
Fabrics from Lizzy House, Tula Pink, Bari J, Alison Glass
PS follow Kristy Lea @quiteplay she's quite Awesomely talented!