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. ;-)