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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt Swap - What I Gave

Hello there! Chances are you heard (via IG) about Round 2 of the Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt Swap, right? She had an amazing 600 participants this time! I was happy to learn that my partner and I have many similar tastes including Bonnie & Camille, so it was very easy to choose a color direction for my mini.. but very hard to choose a project! I went through a ton of ideas before settling on this one.
Bonnie & Camille - Scrumptious
The HSTs were straightforward but the triangle in square blocks were a little more challenging and I had to do a little paper piecing for the first time. Happily, there were many resources and it was fairly pain-free. Now I'm excited to do more PP and I'd been terrified of it for as long as I can remember!
Binding is FMF Fizzy Dot

The back with some wonky spiral quilting

My partner is obsessed with all things UK so I was happy to share some of the goodies I obtained on my trip to London last year for FQR. First up was an intended boxy pouch made from my FQR swag bag UK fabric.

Given that the "boxing" of the pouch would've taken away more of the little fabric I had, I decided to leave it as a flat pouch and it's the perfect size for an iPad!
the back
I had fun with the rest of the package, adding in a quilting magnet, UK fat quarter, the remainder of the Scrumptious charm pack, a notebook, a double-decker bus key-chain, some bicycle paperclips and a little chocolate. The Princess Diana postcard is my favorite addition. Isn't it silly? 















I'm happy to report that my partner Violet was thrilled with her package. :)
FMT
Linking up to Let's Bee Social

12 comments:

  1. Who wouldn't be happy!?!! Love that mini quilt! Such a fabulous design. And the extras are incredible. Great pouch!

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  2. It's turned out beautifully. I'm not surprised your partner wsa delighted with it and with all the lovely goodies that you sent.

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  3. I love the illusion of movement in that mini quilt between the block design and the circular quilting. Neat, Francine!

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  4. I am loving the mini quilts! Thanks for sharing your design and for breaking through the fear of paper piecing. Now you have another great tool to use in the future. :)

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  5. super cute quilt, love the all the goodies, I'm sure your partner will be very excited.

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  6. See, PP isn't scary! Fab swap passage anyway :o)

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  7. A wonderful mini to send, but I especially like your pouch that you sent with all of the UK fabric, you were super sweet to include so much UK items.

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  8. This reminds me of so many things: I LOVED the crown stash fabric we got, I MUST do one of the Schnibbles patterns I have, and I WANT you as a partner for something. Oh wait, you ARE my partner! :D Such lovely prezzies it's no surprise that Violet loved them.

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  9. I love how you quilted it with the circular stitching. The colors are also perfect for a Bonnie and Camille fan. Visiting from Let's Bee Social!

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  10. Lets Bee Social .. I see some friends here.. I can see why Violet was thrilled, Hope you will stop by and be my friend.

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  11. Love, love, love the mini quilt! great colors and patterns! Thanks for linking up to weekly inspiration!

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