Monday, June 23, 2014

Make a Quilt, Make a Friend

 I haven't swapped anything in a few months, so I was happy to participate in the second round of the Schnitzel and Boo mini quilt swap. You can read about my first failed attempt at making this quilt here. My partner said she likes blue, aqua and green, Kate Spain and Camille Roskelley (among other things). I tried to incorporate as many of her likes as possible.


The block is one of Camille's designs and I think a circle of friendship stars is particularly fitting for a swap. I really had fun quilting this. The center motif (and corners) is a stencil from Patsy Thompson that I had to resize to make it fit. I traced it with blue pen before I layered the top with the batting and back.


I ripped out more quilting stitches on this piece than I ever have before. One of the corner feather motifs caused a huge pucker. I didn't like my first attempt at quilting the stars, or the inner border, or the outer border! I'm glad I took the time to rip it all out and start over.


The back is nothing exciting.


I sure do hope my partner likes this one!


"Make a Friend"
Quilted feather stencil: Patsy Thompson
Started 6/16/14
Completed 6/19/14
24" square

9 comments:

Grit said...

Wow, this is really wonderful.

Gina said...

It's gorgeous. Great quilting and I like the back even if you don't think it's anything special. I'm sure your partner will love it, I know I would if I was your partner xx

Liv Aagots Quilteblogg said...

I really like your quilt! It's wonderful!!

Anonymous said...

Your quilt is great! There are no
"failed attempts" in quilting...
they are learning curves...lol
Have a great day.
dusty911@telus.net

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's wonderful!

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Love those greens and blues with that crisp white. And your FMQ... wicked good! :)

margaret said...

wonderful fabrics you have used here I would love to have these in my stash, really like the block too

Nancy said...

Tina, this quilt is simply beautiful!

Sarah said...

Really nice mini. You're quilting looks great. I'm sure it was fine before, but I bet you're glad you had another go at it.