I moved in January and traveled a lot in January and I was scared that I was going to have a time crunch on my Sew Sew Modern piece, but luckily I didn\’t. The partner that was selected for me, I had already had before in a previous swap so I knew her style, color preferences, and dislikes, so it was fairly easy to come up with the design of her mini!
What\’s crazy is that I had been partnered with her before and I also got partnered with someone I had already had as well in my Doll Quilt Swap. Crazy. I guess you know you\’ve done lots of swaps when you get the same people again… Or maybe that\’s another way of saying I\’m legit. Just kidding.
Anyways, I knew I wanted to do a mini for my partner and I wanted it to be fairly simple. After stalking her again I kept seeing this one block that intrigued me. It\’s called the Interlocking Seasons Quilt Block. It\’s not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. I mean would I make a king sized quilt out of them, probably not, just saying… for a mini it was totally doable.
I put together the block and posted it on the group to see if I was going the right way and everyone loved it so I kept going.
I then proceeded to put 1\” square coordinating patchwork around the block to frame it. I could decide if I wanted to do another border of white around it so I posted that picture in the group to get some opinions.
My partner wasn\’t replying so I just stormed ahead and decided to bind it in white to give a happy medium, get the \”white border\” but also keeping the drama of the patchwork border.
I think that was the right thing to do, hopefully she likes it. Ha, I went back and checked the comments after I had finished and she wanted the white border. Too late. Sorry. I did simple straight line quilting to accentuate the angles of the block and didn\’t quilt the center because I didn\’t was to take away from the design. I think it turned out well, I\’m happy with it. 🙂 It is off in the mail to Cali as I type. I hope ya\’ll are having a good week! Happy Sewing!