Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Miniature Booty Swap Quilt Done

I finally finished the Quilt for the Miniature Booty Swap. This quilt is going to Kristie. So Kristie stop reading now if you don't want to spoil the surprise! I've been very nervous about this one since my partner is a lovely person who has been quilting for 10 years. I didn't want my first mini quilt to be a big disappointment. I certainly lack quilting experience so I tried to make up for that by trying to personalize the mini quilt for her. She is a mom who lives for her family so I immediately thought of the poem a Mother's Heart.
I decided to make a quilt that included a heart pocket where she could tuck the poem and pull it out to read it. For the background I tried paper bag piecing, so you'll notice that there isn't a pattern to the pieces. I have a hard time being random in crafting so this was great for me to try. My husband is an engineer and it drove him crazy every time he walked by it. He wanted to try to make a pattern out of it. Honestly I'm usually like this too but the fact that it's random doesn't bother me. I like it.
The finished quilt is approx. 18" by 19". Both the heart and the quilt have been machine quilted by me. The poem was printed on muslin and sewn into a tag that tucks into the pocket. I'm fairly certain the ink on the tag will run if it gets wet but it looked so nice printed that I couldn't bring myself to use my handwriting on the tag. Now without further rambling, here is my very first mini quilt called A Mother's Heart.


susan said...

oh it turned out just like you wanted!! i love it. and i know your partner will too, it is so sweet that you made it so personal like that. i truly believe those are the best kinds! make sure you link us to her blog when she gets it.i love that you quilted the heart and added it, so ingenius!

jovaliquilts said...

How could she not love it? I love the circular quilting on the quilt and the echo quilting on the heart. Congratulations on your first swap quilt!

~ANG said...

I love that! The poem, the quilt, the colors...all beautiful!

Kristie said...

OH!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!! My kids are my life so that makes this quilt very special to me! I can't wait to get it!!! And the colors are so pretty, I love those colors!!!

paul profitt said...

Great stuff.
I just found your blog and love it.
Look forward to reading more.