Several months ago, after, I had finished my first Schnitzel and Boo mini quilt, and had tons of rainbow half-square triangles leftover, I came across a rainbow themed mini quilt swap on instagram. I knew it would be the perfect project to use up all those stray HSTs, and immediately signed up to participate. Before I even had a partner assigned, I laid out the triangles in diamonds of cool vs warm colors, and created a large accent diamond in the upper left corner. All in all I think the quilt top itself took me just over a couple of hours to complete.
Which means that my entire quilt probably took 4-5 hours? But I’m a procrastinator and didn’t quilt/bind it until the very last minute – and I’m pretty sure it hit the mail a day or two later than it should have. This quilt was made completely with fabric from my stash – which makes me smile. I’ve actually done much better than I thought I would when it comes to purchasing fabric this year. Other than notions and specialty weight fabric (like the canvas used for the duffel bags) I’ve stayed away from the fabric stores. Slowly but surely I’m making a dent in this stash and cleaning out some room to breathe.
To quilt this one, I stuck to a large diamond pattern. And, funny thing, the top turned out to be the exact size of a fat quarter – so that’s what I backed it with. I really love how it all turned out, and am so glad that my partner loved it, too.
Right now, I’m finishing up several more swaps (I got a little swap happy back in January and signed up for a TON) – so I’m sure I’ll be sharing more mini-quilts soon. But until then, have you participated in a quilt/craft swap? I’d love to see your project!