|21" x 22" mini quilt|
I made this mini quilt for a swap with Afton from Quilting Mod (go check out the quilt she made me!). I met her through her blog first, and soon after met her at a New Mexico Quilter's Association meeting, and then the Albuquerque Modern Quilt Guild. So she's my first real life quilt-blogger friend!
|Compass detail, I used Green Fairy's tutorial to make it.|
We decided to swap quilts back in May, I think...and then kept pushing it back until finally we swapped them at the beginning of this month. I'm glad we were equally busy and every delay was mutually agreed on! We didn't discuss likes/dislikes at all, but agreed the quilts should be between 12"and 24".
|Two layers of batting under those geese!|
I really wanted to create something original, with lots of negative space for fun quilting. And geese have been calling to me lately, so they had to be included. I finally settled on this photo as inspiration. Basically I just liked the shape of the steps leading up to the round, open sky.
|Quilting detail on front.|
I used Aurifil #2605 for most of the quilting. For the compass and around the geese I used #2600. I used #2024 for around the compass. My sewing machine (a Janome 6300) big-puffy heart loves Aurifil!
|Compass quilting detail.|
I used Kona Oyster for the front and Kona Charcoal for the back. The fabric in the geese range from Cotton and Steel to Tula Pink and from Carolyn Friedlander to batiks. The binding is Foliage in Teal from Carolyn Freidlander's Botanics line.
|Binding and quilting detail.|
I used Quilter's Dream wool batting (which I got for a good deal from Massdrop!) and added a second layer of batting to the geese using a trapunto method.
|Quilting detail on back.|
Thankfully Afton loves this quilt as much as I do! It's always good to know your quilts are going to a good, loving home! :-)
|Label from TagsToGo on etsy.|
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