A couple of months ago, on a complete whim, I signed up for the #igminiswap over on Instagram. A mini was perfect because it's a relatively small commitment, I knew I could complete it in time and I really love mini quilts.
On the down side is the added pressure of making something for a stranger. I struggled with finding the right pattern, choosing the right fabric and then deciding how to quilt it. After weeks of indecision, I was browsing through Pinterest pins when I see this one. My partner loves low volume fabric and pops of colours... Perfect match!
I used scraps from some of my favourite fabrics for the geese and added more colours in the binding with this fun chevron print. For the quilting, I went with paisleys in the cream background, some straight lines in the darker areas and some simple stitch in the ditch around the geese.
I really hope my partner likes it. If you were my partner, would you be happy to receive it?
Do you participate in online swaps? Do you also feel extra pressure to make sure everything about your make is absolutely perfect?
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