Wow – where did those last few weeks go?! There’s been so much time spent occupying children and some secret sewing that I’ve not really had much time to blog.
I was writing my to-do lists yesterday and realised that I hadn’t told you all about the Schnitzel & Boo Mini quilt swap that I took part in back in July (sooooo long ago – sorry!) but it was so much fun that I just neeeeeed to, so here goes!
For my partner I made a scrappy churn dash mini – this was a lot inspired by Kerry’s quilt.
I changed the background to 4″ squares (so double the size of the scraps used in the churn dash) so that it wasn’t a direct copy. This led to some playing around with how to inset the outside churn dash triangles into the background squares.
I think it worked out quite well in the end! There was some kantha stitching to outline the churn dash and some free-motion loop-de-loops in the low volume background and it was all finished.
I’d mainly used Denyse Schmidt with a little bit of Liberty and Henna thrown in which I just couldn’t bear to waste so I used the HST off-cuts to make a little coaster measuring around 6″ with some more kantha stitching…..there’s a bit of a theme developing here, isn’t there?!
In return I received this lovely mini from Melissa (with some gorgeous goodies too!) which was the perfect colour scheme and now takes pride of place on my sewing room wall – I love the impact of doing two lines of stitching on top of each other in some places, it really makes it pop!
I had so much fun with this swap that I’ve signed up for the #IGminiswap – I have my partner so will have to do a bit of stalking now!
Have a great weekend,
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