Saturday, 27 July 2013

Mini Swatch Quilt

A while back when I was surfing through some quilty websites I saw a thumbnail of what I thought was a stunning modern quilt. But on closer inspection it turned out to be some swatches of fabric washi-taped to a wall.
So this got me thinking...
...wouldn't that make a cool little quilt?
So I made this mini quilt a few weeks back.
It was quick and easy to make and a great way to show off your precious fabrics, like the yellow Circa fabric in the middle (my current favourite fabric) or that purple Japanese fabric below.
 I'd never quilted a grid pattern before - but I love it on this!
I am dying to make more of these, maybe one on a dark background? Or monochrome prints on a red background? I would also love to try out a full sized one soon too.

Meanwhile this one is going to be up for sale at our Quilt Exhibition which starts a week today - yikes!!

15 comments:

  1. Jo it's gorgeous, such a clever idea and very effective - well done

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  2. It's great and would love to see it on a dark background. Good luck with the quilt exhibition. So wish I was closer.

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  3. Genius!! I love it! A full size one would be awesome, what a great way to use your favourite prints! I also love taping things to walls :)

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  4. It is such a cute idea! You are so talented!

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  5. That is lovely Jo. A great way to show off favourite fabrics.

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  6. Very clever, missus! Your grid quilting looks perfect, nice job!

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  7. Love it! So simple yet so effective very very clever!

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  8. Heh, so have you now got a Pinterest category or something too to go with it? Looks cool anyway :o)

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  9. Fun idea, and I love grid quilting.(makes me think of chocolate)

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  10. Good luck with the quilt exhibition and of course your retreat! Your miniquilt looks fab.

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  11. Oooh, lovely, monochrome on red would be great too

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  12. Great idea, what a lovely way to showcase all your favourite fabrics! Glad to hear you've still got time for sewing what with all preparations going on at the moment :-) Looking forward to seeing your next project! xx

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  13. What a great idea! Hope it sells on the first day!

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