December 02, 2014

Finished #igminiswap Quilt


I have finally finished my quilt for the #igminiswap! A couple of days past the mailing date, though. I hope my partner will forgive the delay.
I so love how this quilt turned out!
As always, I had fun picking designs for each section of the quilting. I left the dark blue pinwheels unquilted because I wanted them to pop a little.
The different colour threads really show up on the back. The pink, especially, is much brighter in person than it appears in this picture.

The yellow and the light blue were both Connecting Threads 100% polyester threads. I had a couple of thread breaks with the blue, but then I changed my needle and everything was good again. So maybe that thread is a little pickier than my usual Gutermann 100% polyester, but other than that I've been pleased with the thread so far.
I added the triangles for hanging again, and a bright pink label (made as I share in my How to Make a Quilt Label tutorial). The label is shown here sporting a digital bandage over the recipient's name lest anyone think they could figure out where this is headed.

Over the weekend I read a 3-part series of posts about better project photography and the number one tip she shared was shoot across your project. So I decided to try it this afternoon when I was photographing this quilt. The picture at the top of this post was my favourite from the whole session! What a difference it makes shooting across a quilt rather than straight at it. It changes the whole feel of the picture. I strongly recommend the series, especially if you're like me and feel your photography is less than stellar.
This little quilt is destined for the mail tomorrow, to begin its journey Down Under. I sure hope my partner loves it. And now I can begin stalking my own mailbox for a little happy mail for me!

I am considering writing the pattern for this quilt. If you would be interested in testing it for me, please let me know in the comments. Thanks!

16 comments:

  1. Leanne it turned out so great! Youur partner is going to be so happy with it! Those little corner hangers are a thoughtful addition too.

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  2. It is beautiful. I love seeing how you quilt your mini quilts (and your big ones too).

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  3. Congratulations! I hope your swap partner loves it - the quilting detail is so wonderful. Your photographs here are wonderful and really do a great job of showing off your hard work. How cool for a great tip that is easy to accommodate and then to see immediate results!

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  4. I am sure your partner will be thrilled with it Leanne. I must check out those photography tutorials I am always on the lookout for tips on how to improve my photos.

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  5. I would forgive you if it was coming to me! Love your quilting!

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  6. Oh your swap quilt turned out simply gorgeous, Leanne! Your partner is sure to be doing the happy dance when this arrives!

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  7. Looks great! I love your quilting on this one.

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  8. It turned out so pretty! I can't image anyone NOT loving it. Can't wait to see what you get from the swap.

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  9. Such great quilting! It turned out beautiful and I'm sure your swap partner will love it. I know I would! :) Great job!

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  10. All I can say is WOW!! So pretty, the quilting is beautiful. Your partner will be doing cartwheels with happiness when she opens her parcel.

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  11. Pretty quilt! And your photography is great, too. I always think it's a shame when someone makes a beautiful quilt and then the quilting gets all washed out in the pictures. I will certainly check out that link to the photography tips--they sure worked for you.

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  12. It's a beautiful quilt and your quilting is wonderful - you did a good job choosing different designs for different components. Someone is going to love this! blessings, marlene

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  13. Beautiful quilt. The quilting makes it pop. Who could be upset about receiving this late? :)

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  14. This is so gorgeous! It really did come out beautifully! I would be definitely willing to test the pattern,depending on timing. Gorgeous!

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  15. Hello Leanne,
    This is a beautiful little quilt and will be treasured by its new owner. The quilting is wonderful, with all the different patterns and colours packed into such a small space.
    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks!
    Love from England, Muv

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  16. it looks great! I love the bright colours and your quilting is beautiful

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