Tuesday, November 6, 2018

SC MQG Mini Quilt Swap

Our Greenville Modern Quilt Guild partnered with our fellow South Carolina Guilds and sponsored a mini quilt swap! I've only done a couple of swaps in the past, so I was excited to give this one a go. We did our swapping last weekend, so I can finally reveal what I made...

The theme of the swap was to "personalize it". We were to stalk our partners on social media and use the information from the sign-up form to make a mini designed specifically for the recipient.

My partner was Nicole from the Palmetto Modern Quilt Guild. One of the things I found in her IG account was a photo of a Bear Paw block that she had painted in her sewing room. That was my jumping off point.

The design features Quarter Log Cabin blocks for the squares of the Bear Paw block. I found this idea on IG in a block deigned by Heidi from Fabric Mutt. I used my partner's favorite colors of purple, green and navy.

The mini is quilted with straight lines in the block and free motion in the background.

The backing is this beautiful print from Jessica Swift for Art Gallery Fabrics. I'm excited that I have some scraps of the fabric I used left over. I love them together and look forward to making something else with them!

I'm always very nervous making a quilt for another quilter, but I'm happy with how this one turned out and I think she is too!


  1. I wish you could have seen the expression on her face when she saw it for the first time! She loved it!

  2. Gorgeous mini ~ love the colours!

  3. Oh, it’s perfect! And check out that backing! It’s as if it was made specifically for this little gem! Well done! I’ll just bet she was over the moon!

  4. It’s B-U-Tee-ful. I’m crazy for this colour combo and have badly bitten by the jealous bug.

  5. This is gorgeous, Cindy, and I did spy in her Instagram feed just how thrilled she is with it, too. Well done!

  6. Excellent!!!!! I am sure Nicole was tickled pink!!!!!

  7. Oh goodness, what a beautiful colorful quilt. I am sure also that Nicole loves it a lot.

  8. This is just lovely! What a fun way to do a swap... by legitimate stalking! :-) It's so nice that you made something SHE would want. A nice contrast to making, as I always do, something I want. Looks like you were extremely successful!


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