Saturday, 17 January 2015

Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap [a finish]

Last year I decided not to do any more swaps. Then I joined Instagram and got sucked in. I've got two swaps due to send out in January, and the deadline for this one was yesterday. And miraculously, yesterday, I posted this mini quilt.

I knew early on what I wanted to make, but struggled for a while with what colour to use. In my head it was always purple, but I know some people aren't keen and I wasn't sure. In the end I went for it!

The centre low volume section came mostly from my scraps, and all of the purple came from my scraps! I had to raid my stash just to finish up the outside border and the binding. The binding was another decision - between purple and low volume scrappy - I'm glad I went for the low volume and let the single purple border pop. The quilting is matchstick "straight"-line quilting in all of the low volume.

The sewing machine shape is made from 1/2" hexies and this applique was the final things I did on the quilt. By leaving it to the end, the quilt was quite stable from the heavy quilting, so there was no puckering or creases as there may have been had I appliqued before quilting.

Every swap needs a little extra. As well as some novelty embroidery bobbins (shaped as Dachshunds) and some Chocolate, I added a two-in-one pouch. The pattern is from Sotak Handmade and I can definitely recommend it. It's a really well written pattern, and the pouch very easy to put together. I used the smaller size. Navy on the outside and bright coral on the inside!

This was a finish on my Q1 finish along list and is my first finish! So I'll be linking up with Adrianne in a few month's time!
2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

And because I used loads of scraps (especially purple ones) I'm linking this up with Scraptastic Tuesday with Leanne and Nicky.
Scraptastic Tuesday

#schnitzelandboominiquiltswap # makeaquiltmakeafriend # mofapolly


Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Lovely mini quilt. I always love purple. I am making a purple English paper pieced pincushion at the moment. Maybe I finish it today!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

That is really cute, and I like the purple!

Lin said...

A great finish Jennie and a lovely mini. It always sounds so easy when you sign up for a swap but then the deadline always seems to come around a lot quicker than expected! The purple is lovely - surely everyone loves purple? xx

Nicky said...

I'm sure it will be well received! Well done on using so many scraps and I love a scrappy binding! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

thequiltedcat said...

Hi Jennie!

This mini and extras arrived to me today (all the way to Oregon, USA)! Thanks so much. The mini is just perfect for me as I've been collecting antique Singer sewing machines lately. The low volume backgrounds and the purple colors are so wonderful - I just love it! Really love the little pouch and dachshund thread holders as well as the chocolate bar and coaster. I love it and thank you so much!

Adrianne @ On the Windy Side said...

Very sweet!