All the Angles

All the Angles

My Ann Arbor/Chicago MQG Mini Swap quilt, All the Angles, is finished and delivered to our swap mama (the awesome Dorie, who coordinates all the A2MQG swaps and our round robin).

This full shot gives you a better idea of the quilting.  The quilting lines are extended from the second triangle in the middle row.  I used the edge of my walking foot to space the quilting evenly – it works out to about 1/2″ apart.  It is quilted with a medium grey thread.

I did something with this mini that I rarely do – I used a contrasting border.  Most often, if I use a border at all, it is the same as the background so the blocks float.  With all the color in this little mini, I thought it needed a bit of containment!

I couldn’t make up my mind between the red and orange for the binding, so when I discovered I only had a fat quarter of the red and plenty of the orange, I decided on both.

The rules for the mini swap were that the quilt could not be any bigger than 24″ on any one side.  All the Angles measures about 24″ on the long sides and about 19″ on the shorter sides.  A bit bigger than my original plan, but adding borders will do that.

There were 30 participants from our guild in this swap and it was amazing to see all their quilts last night at our meeting.  There was a huge variety, but all were so wonderful and unique.  I was too absorbed in hearing how people decided what to make to think of taking pictures.  If you are on Instagram, you can check #a2cmgqminiswap to see the ones that have been posted.

  • Lucinda Miller
    Posted at 17:34h, 28 August Reply

    Fun! Don't know just how you made the blocks but I'm going to come up with my own version… maybe this afternoon since I've been home sick almost all week and have enough energy to be frustrated but not enough to be super productive. Your quilts look so effortless and always amaze me!

  • Anne / Springleaf Studios
    Posted at 15:44h, 28 August Reply

    A really fun mini Debbie. Whoever got it should be thrilled. I really like the two color binding too. I have my own mini I need to get started but have been procrastinating for some reason.

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