my intro to mini quilt swaps

Last year I did a Dr. Who swap that turned out to be my first mini quilt swap.

Making a quilt wasn’t required for this swap but I made one for my person since she said she never had a quilt before, and my partner (a different person) made one for me.

The design I chose was something way out of my comfort zone but learned a lot in the process. I’ve been taking graphic design class, so I started using Adobe Illustrator to lay out all my quilts before buying fabrics.

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It was really useful for making patterns for my appliqués. (The designs don’t make a lot of sense if you don’t watch the show…) I just interfaced (yeah, learned that QUICK) and did a zigzag stitch around the edges.

And here it is all together with Tardis backing/binding. The borders and white squares are Kona Cotton.

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Here’s the one I got.

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I really like the pattern my partner used for mine and have downloaded the free pattern so I can make it sometime.

This project was my return to quilting and I’ve hit the ground running since with swaps and inspiration, so much more to come on this front!

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