Welcome to the big reveal of my project for the wonderful Teal Mini Swap 2015!
Beth is organizing a blog hop to highlight some of the amazing quilts and mug rugs that we have been exchanging for the swap!
You can find more information about the swap in Beth post HERE!
But let's get to my post!
First of all, if you are new around here, welcome!
If you have been here before, I am glad that you came back!!! :)
If you are new here feel free to look around and you will find tons of FREE paper piecing patterns of very famous cartoon characters! :)
And do you know that I have been running a fun series of tutorials call Stretch Your Skills where every month we learn a new skill, with a simple and finished little project?!?
You can download all the tutorials from the series page and there is still time to enter your projects for a final giveaway mystery prize!!
But let's get to the project me and Linda exchanged for this swap!
(left) the project I sent to Linda, (right) what I received
I am so happy with the one I received!! I am usually not a big fan of stars since they look too traditional, but this is made with such a fun and bright mix of scraps! I absolutely love it!!! Plus the fabric she picked for the border (from a line by Paula N, Palindromes. The particular fabric is called Totem and its the Pink/Teal color palette) it's the best print I have ever seen!! So wonderful! The picture doesn't do it justice, but it's bad weather here in MD :( . And the extra goodies? So useful and pretty!!
My mini is composed of two patterns: a fun geometric pattern by Janeen @ QuiltArtDesigns and a bunch of cathedral windows made following Jean's tutorial for easy cathedral windows, but I made them with 2.5'' squares instead of charm squares! It was very easy and a lot of fun!!
This mini has also a story:
"The center squares represent Linda and all her close friends, family and all the people her life is intertwined with. The people that help through rough times, support during hardships and share joy and excitement for the happy and successful moments in life.
The border represents all the people that are far away in time and space. All those people that even if they are not physically close by, they watch us from "the windows". They are all different: some are more solid, some floral, some geometric, some gingham, some blue, some pink. But no matter how different they are, they all contribute in an harmonious way to make our life better."
I kept the little mug rug for myself, because I really loved the cathedral window and the other pattern and I had hard time letting the mini go :) so I scaled down the center block and made me a little reminder of what I made for this swap!!