28 Aug All the Angles
|All the Angles|
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.