Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Half-Hearted Mini – A Finish!



Finally, I can show you the mini I made for the Modern Quilt Guild mini swap. Gorgeous isn’t it? Did I want to keep it? You bet!


This was my first ever swap and while I was expecting it to be a challenge to pick a project it was made doubly difficult by anxiety and nervousness. My partner, Deb from Brisbane (@sewologist) listed as her likes Liberty, linen and Bonnie & Camille fabrics and her favourite designers as being Sedef Imer and Amy Sinibaldi amongst others. My first thought was for Amy’s half-hearted pattern (it’s free!) but of course, I went looking for other options before finally arriving back at my original pick.


I downsized the original pattern, picked out all my best pink fabrics, and sewed it up.
The finished size of this quilt is around 23 x 25 inches (from memory) and is quilted using a serpentine stitch.

Luckily Deb says she loves it, so I’m relieved and happy to have been part of it.
This is one of my Finish-Along projects so I will be linking this post up for that.


And while I’ve got your attention and you’re thinking about how much you’d like to join in the on-line quilting community here’s a reminder that the sign up for the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers hop is now open.

I was part of this group last year and it was the best thing! I met some great ladies from all over the world who have been generous and supportive and who I now count as friends. There have been opportunities through it, the Bee Inspired group for one, and it was a real confidence builder for me.

If you meet the criteria and are still thinking about it make the move NOW! Sign-ups close on the 28th… read all about it here.


21 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous mini for your swap - love all the pinks you have chosen. Have you signed up for the NQB again this year?

    ReplyDelete
  2. I meant to say congratulations on ticking an item of your FAL list!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. That is so sweet. I'm only surprised you could bear to part with it.

    ReplyDelete
  4. It's adorable! I've only done one swap and I was a ball of anxiety on what to do! I didn't get any feedback on likes/dislikes so I just had to make it up as I went along and it was for someone who was pretty well known in the longarming quilting community so I was worried that my skills wouldn't be up to snuff, but it all worked out in the end.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Adorable ! Love from Belgium, Carla

    ReplyDelete
  6. Pretty pretty little hearts! Congrats on your first swap! You did a fantastic job!

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is such a sweet little mini full of pretty little pinks. I'm sure Deb loved it :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh it is just gorgeous! Lucky Deb!! Makes me want to rush to my craft room and play with all my Amy Sinibaldi fabrics! ❤

    ReplyDelete
  9. Adorable! Love the different sizes - it adds such interest. Thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  10. What an adorable mini quilt! So very perfect. Thanks for linking up!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your mini is way adorable! I am sure the recipient loves it just as much as you do!

    ReplyDelete
  12. What a darling little quilt. You did a great job on it. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern source. I've grabbed it for a future project.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Beautiful mini! Lucky partner! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  14. How could you possibly worry that someone would not like this? It's adorably awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Your quilt is so fun and happy! Your fabric selection was perfect....somehow it is fun and soft at the same time! Awesome! So glad I found you on My Quilt Infatuation!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Featuring this quilt on Midweek Makers #61 this week - it's a beauty!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Love the colors and the size! How much did you reduce the original pattern by?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I had to check my notes but it looks like it went from 6.5 inch height finished to 4.5. That makes it reduced by 69%. Hope this helps!

      Delete
  18. Fabulous quilt.Love your fabric combo and design!

    ReplyDelete
  19. What a brilliant little quilt for your first swap. I'd have been thrilled to received something so pretty and I think you captured the essence of Amy Sinibaldi in your colour palette and fabric choices as well as just by using her pattern. On behalf of the 2017 global FAL hosts, thank you for participating in this quarter's FAL.

    ReplyDelete