Rainbow Mini Swap

My latest Instagram mini quilt swap was Kate's Rainbow Mini Swap (#rainbowminiswap). Talk about a lovely bunch of rainbow wonderfulness! Nearly 600 people participated and it's been such a happy hashtag to follow. (If you aren't already following me on IG, find me at @sarahmgoer)

I was making for Mary, who likes modern brights, geometrics, and typography and dislikes pastel. I decided to use my quilt block (tutorial coming soon... just need to write it up and find a couple testers) that I designed for Antioxidant Delight to make her quilt, but with no borders, so I'd stick to the 24" x 24" maximum size restriction. I chose an assortment of rainbow colored blenders for this rendition and named it "Boxed In Rainbows". I struggled with wanting to do some epic free motion quilting, but in the end I took inspiration from my son's quilt and did edge to edge straight lines "wherever" until I felt done.

I bought the amazingly colorful background fabric from a vendor at the SCVQA quilt show. I'm trying to track down more of it, because I wish I'd bought the whole bolt!

I find it fun to put together some extras to go with my swap packages. Sticking with the rainbow theme, I included skittles, rainbow colored magnets, a little airplane and rainbow pin and a rainbow selection of note cards. I also included a spool of heavy weight aurifil thread, some wonder clips and a selection of tea, including my favorite, Wild Sweet Orange.

All wrapped up and ready to go:

Mary received her package this week. Now I'm waiting patiently for mine to arrive. ;-)

Linking up to Finish it Up Friday and Needle and Thread Thursday.

This finish is one of my Q2 Finish Along goals. I'm linking up with the Q2 Finishes party.

8 thoughts on “Rainbow Mini Swap

  1. Bo

    Such a fun quilt to see. I wish you had bought the whole bolt too with that fabric. It is fabulous and so colorful!!

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    1. sarah

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      Thanks, Bo. I got in touch with the seller. She'll be at a quilt show in Concord this weekend... now to decide if I have the time and energy to drive up there. ;-)

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  2. Wow, you've certainly been busy with swaps this quarter. This is another great finish.
    *Visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad*

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    1. sarah

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      Yes, yes I have. I'm dialing it back and not signing up for any more at the moment, though I have 4 (I think) open swaps that ship in the next couple months so they'll be keeping me busy a bit longer. I'd love to get involved in a Round Robin after that.

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