MQG Mini swap, a completed quilt

This has been received and appreciated so I can finally share with all of you.

I’ll give you a quick little photo tour of the progress shots but first here is my mini quilt I sent off to Albuquerque NM to a lovely and very accomplished quilter named Jan.

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Jan likes water and mountains and hand-dyed fabrics and I was stumped. I had some triangles in solid fabrics leftover from an abandoned project and wondered if I could put them to use.

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A preliminary fabric pull.

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An expanded fabric pull, taking into account Jan’s hand-dyed colour ombré works.IMG_5146

Skip a few steps along to here:

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I quilted the ombré bars first in an orange (top) and a purple thread (bottom). Yes, the bottom thread is purple. A weird, mauve-ish purple that looks brown and purple and blue.

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I quilted each triangle differently in matching threads and did straightline quilting in the black bars and pebbles in the centre background.

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Don’t look too closely at the binding. Actually, the binding is awesome, as are three fourths of the corners. That last damn corner annoys me because I totally fluffed it.

My absolute fave part is the back. I remember when I bought this fabric the store owner said to me “you certainly aren’t afraid of colour.” No Penny, I am NOT afraid of colour.

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Orange thread in the bobbin because I always use different threads top and bottom.

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Quilt Stats:

Title: MQG Mini Swap, Desert Mtns for Jan

Lifetime quilt no.: 72

Started: February 2, 2018

Finished: February 12, 2018

Size: 15″x21″

Number of pieces: lots and lots and lots

Quilting: detailed above

Fabric: solids of various brands and Brandon Mably “Casbah” print

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and this was also on my Q1 Finish Along list.

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