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Tuesday 22 November 2016

Winter: Mini-Quilt Swap - NYC Metro Modern Quilters Guild

Winter Mini-Quilt by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Winter: Mini-Quilt Swaps
At our December NYC Metro Modern Quilters Guild meeting members will be anonymously swapping Winter themed mini-quilts.

Winter Mini-Quilt by www.madebyChrissieD.com

On top of a Michael Miller Cotton Couture white solid I've appliqued some metallic winter print cottons as well as including pieces of hand-painted and tie-dyed fabrics that I made years ago when I was studying textiles alongside some gorgeous metallic silver/gold silk chiffon.

Winter Mini-Quilt by www.madebyChrissieD.com

12" x 12" quilted and bound mini-quilt
Winter Mini-Quilt by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Winter themed NOT Holiday

Winter Mini-Quilt by www.madebyChrissieD.com

abstract or realistic, embellished or not

Winter Mini-Quilt by www.madebyChrissieD.com

signed and dated on back - I did that after taking these photos and I've added my label!

Winter Mini-Quilt by www.madebyChrissieD.com

must be gift-wrapped - done, but you'll have to take my word for it 😉

Winter Mini-Quilt by www.madebyChrissieD.com

due 3 December - yep, I'm ready

Winter Mini-Quilt by www.madebyChrissieD.com

I echo matchstick quilted around the raw edge applique

Winter Mini-Quilt by www.madebyChrissieD.com

and finished the mini-quilt with a 1/4" single fold binding using my own tute - available here.

Single Fold Binding tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Winter Mini-Quilt by www.madebyChrissieD.com

It's so exciting 
- I wonder who'll be taking my mini-quilt home with them on the 3rd and 
- I wonder who's mini-quilt I'll pick from the grab bag?  

Not long to wait now.

Update at 7 December 2016
Just look at the fab Mini-Quilts made by everyone taking part in the swap.

And when the swag bag swap was done only two members did a direct swap with each other - guess who?!!!

And I'm in love with the mini-quilt Jean's made, It's called 'The December Night Sky' and is hanging proudly on my kitchen wall 😆

Winter: Mini-Quilt Swap

Winter Mini-Quilt by www.madebyChrissieD.com

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  1. What a great way to showcase interesting fabrics. Lovely!

  2. They are all stunning, mini works of art. I was thinking hummm not very anonymous if people can see it here but then I saw you put your name on the back anyway! I guess just anonymous until it's unwrapped, then it's fun to know who made what. Thanks for sharing at #HandmadeMonday

  3. Your quilt is beautiful, and I also wanted to comment on your Dresden quilting. But it says I can't. Never seen so many comments on a post. I love the fabrics you have used. I made one once for a cushion and remember finding getting the angles right a problem.

  4. Lovely idea and love the mini quilt, so pretty


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