UK Quilters United Mini Swap 2016 :: What I Made

Taking part in the UK Quilters United Mini Swap this year was great fun. I’d not done anything like this before but despite having a lot on my plate I thought I would sign up and give it a go.

I shared a few snaps of my work in progress on my instagram account, but thought I would share them and a few others with you here.

The basic pattern I used for this mini quilt was based on the Confetti Cushion Tutorial by Jemima Flendt at Tied with a Ribbon.

It’s such a pretty design isn’t it? I swapped the design around and used the colour/print in the middle of each little block and put the plain grey solid on the outside edges.

I made up a total of 36 little blocks and played with some different layouts. I took pictures of them all to help me decide which one to go with. I can’t tell you how many times I looked at them all together…I kept changing my mind as to which one to go with. I swear, even now I keep choosing a new favourite!

I’m always pleasantly surprised how the same set of blocks can create so many different effects. I eventually made my mind up and here’s my finished design that I sent off to my swap partner…

UKQU Mini Swap Finished Mini

I even hand stitched the label on the back

My swap partner seemed to like her mini quilt, or at least she said she did….hope she wasn’t fibbing!

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