Back in November I made this mini quilt for a secret friend swap at Quilt Bliss. I forgot to post about it until now!
|Blue Hexie mini quilt, measures about 18" x 20" (I think?)|
I knew my secret friend liked blues and teals, and finally I decided to use up some of the 1" hexies I've been making from my scrap bins (I've been making them for about a year now, and have around 1600!). I hand sewed them together and then sewed them to the background fabric (linen) with my machine. The hexies have an extra layer of batting to give them a little more depth.
|Blue hexies mini quilt.|
I quilted the all over free motion quilting swirly vines with Aurifil variegated teal #4662 (Creme de Menthe).
|Blue hexie quilting and hexie detail.|
After secretly delivering this mini quilt to my swap partner's space she hung it up above her machine with washi tape for the rest of the weekend, and many other quilters oohed and aaahed over it.
|Blue Hexies mini quilt back.|
I also gave her one of the quilted paisley mini mini quilts I was making at the time and some other goodies!
So what did I get from my secret friend (a different woman)? Some chocolates, a little sewing kit and a little wood sign. It was a big disappointment--the swap was for something handmade, a treat, and a notion (and no, the wood sign was not handmade). My secret partner didn't make me anything! I was so frustrated by the end of the weekend when I realized there was no grand finale. This swap was my last attempt at trusting swaps, ya know? And it was a total flop, so that's when I swore of anonymous group swaps!