Sunday, June 14, 2015

Alison Glass Mini Quilt Swap

Happy Sunday!

This year, I have participated in a few instagram mini quilt swaps. The latest, the Alison Glass mini quilt swap, is just wrapping up. I love Alison Glass' fabrics, and this was a great opportunity to use up some scraps from my Triangle Transparency quilt, and expand my stash a little bit.

My partner said she really liked Alison Glass' Sun Prints, especially Mercury. Her mosaic had some wonky log cabins in it, and a string quilt, so I decided to make a mini wonky string quilt for her:

The top came together very quickly, and was a lot of fun to make. I used freezer paper as my foundation, and tried to make it a little wonky. Next time, I'll try to make it a little wonkier.

I quilted it with my walking foot, I didn't really have a plan, just some zig-zags and echo quilting until I filled the entire space.

I backed the quilt with Mercury, my partner's favorite fabric.

This swap was a lot of fun, and I'm looking forward to receiving my package. I have one swap left, finishing next month, and I think I'll take a break after that. I have really enjoyed making mini quilts, and it has given me the opportunity to try new things, but I'm ready to do more sewing for me :)

Have you participated in any online swaps? What was your experience like?

This is another finish from my 2015 FAL list for the 2nd Quarter. I have two more finishes to share before the end of the month. I just need to get photos!


  1. What a great swap to be a part of and use up scraps from your Triangle Transparency quilt - and how perfect that your partner liked the Mercury line!! :)

  2. This mini reminds me of a watercolor - the fabrics are fantastic! It's a great little quilt!

  3. Mercury is a brilliant print - your partner is going to just love this!

  4. The orangey pink really lifts this beautifully.
    I have tried online swaps and they have been great fun. Honestly, half the time I don't care what I receive as I have so much fun trying to make something new. However, like you, I am going to take a break so I can focus on finishing up some other things for myself.

  5. It's beautiful, I am guessing your partner was thrilled. And a lovely finish too.
    I'm helping Adrianne out with the FAL, so I am also to say this next part: I'm visiting as member of the official 2015 Finish Along Cheerleading Squad.