Friday, June 12, 2015

Alison Glass Mini Quilt Swap

My Alison Glass mini swap gift has been mailed and has landed at the address of my partner, so says the United States Postal Service. I had fun making this quilt after a very long time trying to decide on a design.
In the end, I went for something simple that would show off these beautiful prints. Alison's colors are always so saturated and beautiful and they all work so well with each other. I used prints from a few of her lines of fabric.
The pattern for this quilt was influenced by a pillow I saw on Malka Dubrawsky's Instagram feed. I used my ever trusty template that I received in a class at Sewing Summit several years ago and combined it with a plus block to achieve these nine inch blocks. My mini ended up a little bigger than was suggested in the swap rules, but I am hoping a 27" mini will just be more to love.
For the background fabric, I used Andover Chambray in black.
Backed with a pretty bird print from Michael Miller and quilted with a Superior variegated thread finished this mini for me. I quilted it in an organic spiral in the center of each block, about 1/2" apart.
I added a few extras, including some candy and this gift should be with it's new owner shortly.

As a little extra for this swap, I made my partner a framed clutch, using my own pattern. If you haven't tried making this clutch, the pattern is available on my Craftsy site and can be found on my sidebar. 


Debbie said...

Darling mini quilt Di! I'm sure your partner will be thrilled!

Darcy said...

Gorgeous! Would be thrilled to get such a wonderful mini and thoughtful extras!

mascanlon said...

Such a pretty quilt! And the clutch is agora ble, lucky partner!