Monday, June 23, 2014

schnitzel and boo mini quilt swap

A few weeks ago I decided to sign up for the Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap.  This was probably not the best idea since I knew that I was going to be short on time, but I really wanted to participate so I made it work.  I have participated in several swaps in the past but it has been a long time.

I am a little worried that this may be a little out of my partner's comfort zone, but she gave me a lot of freedom and not much inspiration so I just went the direction that felt right.  This mini was inspired by the Spiced Chai book by Katie Clark Blakesley in the Vintage Quilt Revival.
spiced chai mini
The center fabric is from Rashida Coleman Hale's Koi collection and it is one of my absolute favorites.  I used the colors in the print as inspiration and made half square triangles that are 2" finished.  The background fabric is one of my favorites: Carolyn Friedlander's Crosshatch in grey. This used up all that I had left so I will be needing to restock (it's available here and here).

The mini quilt isn't very mini - it's 24" square.  Hopefully my partner has a nice big space on her wall.  My partner requested sweets as an "extra" to send with the quilt.  The kids and I have had fun hunting down a few weird flavored candies that my partner might not find where she lives so hopefully she has fun with them!

28 comments :

Rachel said...

Lovely mini! The one I made is not so mini either at 22x22... I'm hoping for that big wall space too:) love the colors fading outwards too!

Debbie said...

This is lovely! I like it ALOT! Love what you did with value...

Adrianne @ On the Windy Side said...

This is awesome Erica - if your partner doesn't love it she is nuts! I LOVE the central fabric and the way the colours fade out for the centre is just magic.

Jo Jo said...

It's gorgeous Erica! I'm sure she'll love it :)

Izzy said...

Wow this is gorgeous! Your partner will absolutely love it I'm sure. How could she not?! :-)

Stephanie said...

I love this mini! Wish it was coming to my house - those colors are so bright & cheery against the white :)

MissEnota aka Kristin S. said...

Love the color gradation and palette in general. The crosshatch background works beautifully. This little quilt is wonderful!!

Katie said...

this turned out great -- it's def in my top 5 for the swap but since you say your partner provided little inspiration I am doubting that this is coming my way but it would be a great surprise if it were to show up.

Svetlana said...

it's such a beautiful mini. I'm sure your partner will love it. I just adore all that color gradation, it looks perfect.

Laurie Matthews said...

Wow! I love it! This is gorgeous and you did a great job with the color gradation.

Ruth said...

Mine finished up at 24" too! Love that Koi fabric - she's going to love it too!

Jessica Pugh said...

Beautiful! Your partner is going to love it.

Heather @ Winding Bobbins said...

Soooo nice Erica! Who wouldn't love it?!

Tamie said...

I think the size on mini is flexible. Love what you did. I just did a mini swap and I think it is hard. I somewhat easily decided what to do but did several different fabric pulls before choosing something I thought she would like. Your mini is beautiful and I'm sure your partner will love it.

deannasrealestate.com said...

I love this mini quilt the receiver is so lucky to have it

LethargicLass said...

this is pretty awesome... I may have to make myself one similar!

Little Island Quilting said...

We'll I think it's rather fab. Ooh you said 'sweets' and not 'candy' so it must be going outside the US ;-)

Steph Blair said...

love it!

Renee said...

It's beautiful! I love seeing everyone's quilts and have some regret not participating, but man I do not have any more time for another mini right now!

Audrey Matlock said...

It's gorgeous!! She's a very lucky lady :)

VickiT said...

Wow. Gorgeous work. She's going to love it.

Jess Burns said...

That is gorgeous. I've been looking to try something with half square triangles, and I might try and sort-of copy this (if that's okay!)

monique's mess said...

simply stunning!

Alison Martindale said...

It's beautiful! I love that you have put some of your favourite fabric in it and the crosshatch is a really subtle balance to the cute colour layout ... I like sweets!

Sarah Elliott said...

This is gorgeous! If you were my S&B swap partner, I'd be thrilled with this. I'm sure your partner will love it.

Cloud CouCou said...

So pretty, I love the colour scheme...very fresh. I would be SUPER impressed if I received it :)

Caryl W said...

WOW!! This is awesome!

Clint said...

You are so talented!!! Quilting is such an art and you have it... this is darling and I love it I was going to sign up for this but then I missed the deadline...
-Mayka

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