Modern Mini Swap

Modern Mini swap quilt sneak peek

The Modern Quilt Guild has been hosting a Modern Mini Swap.  My swap partner is from Nebraska!  She likes improv and bright colour and bold patterns - makes my heart sing :)

I had recently finished a One Block Wonder with fabulous fall colours (Mystic Topaz), and had some hexies and triangles from that project that seemed perfect for this mini swap.  

The background for the piece is a glorious shot cotton, it glows.  I've really enjoyed making this mini, and every time I walk by, I have to pet it!

Modern Mini swap quilt

Here are some close-ups of the quilting - straight lines that create cross hatching when extended across other triangle edges.

Modern Mini swap quilt closeup quilting

The Modern Quilt Guild resources include webinars and videos - one this fall was on 'deconstructing' - taking a traditional design and pulling the pieces apart.  Might have worked better using the blue background but I still liked the effect.

Modern Mini swap quilt deconstructed hexie

This sweet hexie has alternating triangles of pattern and solid-ish colour.  The quilting in the hexie is some sort of version of 'cc' - continuous curve or 'TT' - Terri Twists or Kim Stotsenberg's "Heavy metal" cc style.


Modern Mini swap quilt alternating pattern triangles with cc quilting

This hexie has echoed triangles, creates a nice star effect.


Modern Mini swap quilt echo triangle quilting

This hexie cube has feathered fronds.


Modern Mini swap quilt cube with feather fronds

Straight line quilting following the hexie edges creates some wonderful triangle effects.


Modern Mini swap quilt straight line quilting

Modern Mini swap quilt straight line quilting

 The view from the back - Carolyn Friedlander Widescreen fabric.  Hanging pockets (split in half so you can hang from the middle or the end) installed, label on.  I've started including my logo in the label!  
Modern Mini swap quilt view from the back

Modern Mini swap quilt view from the back

Modern Mini swap quilt view from the back - label

These are photos of the quilting in progress.  Rulers and chalk and blue line markers are my friends.

Modern Mini Swap quilt under construction - quilting


Modern Mini Swap quilt under construction - quilting


Modern Mini Swap quilt under construction - quilting


Modern Mini Swap quilt under construction - quilting


Modern Mini Swap quilt under construction - quilting


Modern Mini Swap quilt under construction - quilting




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