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My Quilts for the Spring Blooms Swap

Below is my finished quilt for the Spring Blooms Mini Quilt Swap. The centre part is a kaleidoscope block kit from The Quilted Corner that I received at Quilt Market.

I created the border using Brenda Henning’s Triangulations. The 1/4 square triangles were easy, but I messed up the corners and had to rip them out a few times after the outer border was on. Lesson learned = draft out what you’re doing first.

I had a lot of fun creating this mini quilt and trying new techniques. I quite liked making the kaleidoscope block from the pre-cut, it was super easy. I’d used Brenda’s Triangulations for another project and love it… very quick and easy and no messing around with bias edges.

spring-blooms-front

spring-blooms-back

Here’s the gorgeous creation I received from Anabela from Portugal. I love it and hung it up earlier today. It’s hanging in a little corner right outside the bathroom door, so I’m sure to see it several times a day.

quilt-received

Anabela also sent me these other goodies: purple pin cushion which is perfect size to live on my ironing board, purple magnet, already hanging on my fridge, a gorgeous fabric postcard, with a lovely message, a postcard of Lisboa and a sticker. Thank you Anabela, you’ve spoiled me rotten!

goodies

Ati from Norway also sent me a gorgeous fabric postcard as a thank you for hosting the swap. Thanks Ati, it’s beautiful and hangs in my sewing area for inspiration.

ati-postcard

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This post was published on June 25th, 2009. Post topics: My Quilting Journey. Post tags: .

2 Responses to “My Quilts for the Spring Blooms Swap”

  1. Pat Lancaster says:

    Wow, you really hit the jackpot with all those goodies. What beautiful work! Enjoy!

    Pat L

  2. Geta says:

    beautiful quilt, I love the borders !

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