Thursday, April 30, 2015

Wonky Rainbow Burst Mini Quilt

I could not be any further behind with my blogging!! I'm here and sewing... although sewing lots of things that I've already shared here before. I am finally caught up with custom order requests and even managed to squeak in a Caribbean vacation this month with the hubby. Back in December I mentioned joining a rainbow mini quilt swap on Instagram. It was my first swap and so much fun! This quilt was featured at Richard and Tanya Quilts!

I made this mini quilt over winter break. My partner mentioned that she liked Heather Bailey and low volume fabrics. I had a jelly roll of Up Parasol by Heather Bailey and a bunch of prints from my stash that played really well together.

Thankfully my partner also likes wonky and since I've been head over heels in love with Greenleaf Goods wonky pinwheel tutorial for awhile it was a chance to try the pattern on a mini scale and a fresh layout similar to Wavelengths by Lee at Freshly Pieced. If anyone is wanting to see detailed construction on this mini let me know I'd be happy to put a tutorial!!

Capturing the rainbow was the trickiest part of the mini but this layout finally won me over! I had the perfect backing for a quilting enthusiast. The swap required a label, which is something I never do, but it does make it special doesn't it?! Plus I got to use my 'fancy stitches' on my Pfaff to attach the label, something I almost never get to do while quilting. I should make more labels I think...

 I quilted the mini in one big concentric circle. I started at the teal center and did a free motion circle until I reached the edge of the quilt and then I switched over to my regular walking foot to quilt the rest, restarting at the end of each arch. I changed thread colors with the rainbow.

On the theme of rainbows I added a rainbow binding too

I sent my mini to Australia several weeks ago and recently received my swap package; head on over to instagram to check out the amazing mini package I received!  Can't wait to join a new swap now that I'm finally caught up with almost everything.... except blogging!

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  1. What a delightfully fun and fabulous mini! And a very lucky partner, I must add. Love those happy prints in this cute design and the rainbow quilting and binding are the icing on the cake!

  2. Visiting from Let's Bee Social, love your mini quilt. The colors play well together. What a fun way to connect with other quilter! Would like to learn more about the Swap.

  3. Oh what a beautiful beautiful mini rainbow! I love the front but the backing fabric is just hilariously perfect - what a treat for whoever unwraps it from the post!

  4. I love your interpretation of the quilt! It is a lovely quilt.

  5. This is so beautiful and the quilting is fantastic! I would love to learn to make one

  6. Such a pretty mini! I love the circular quilting, I need to try it out on a project some time! :)

  7. Your quilting is fab - definitely going to try this!

  8. Oh I so like this block. I like the wonkiness of it. Beautiful mini. I invite you to share your link at WIPs Be Gone - they'll love your finish. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I would love a tutorial on this mini. I've never made one and this one is fantastic. Thank you