Heather Ross mini quilt swap







A few months back I signed up for my very first mini quilt swap on instagram. It was a Heather Ross themed swap. You make a mini quilt using Heather Ross fabrics, and send it off to a partner. I used Modern Handcraft’s free tutorial for making modern hexies. I love the technique, it looks so cool once its quilted, and I think I need to make another one to keep. I decided to make a scrappy binding too (my first one!) I took some photos of my finished quilt that I will post soon, as well as photos of what I received which was an gorgeous mini with tons of handmade extras.

Halloween Quilt



I’ve been slowly working on a Halloween quilt. My friend Jessee came up with a coffin dresden pattern and since I could not leave well enough alone I had to try and use paper piecing to create little windows in the coffins. She now has included my little hack with her pattern incase you’d like to make occupied coffins too. Hopefully I’ll get my quilt finished before Halloween!

Quilt

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I have been slowly working on a quilt. I know I have made quilts in the past, but they were usually a hodgepodge of fabrics with no real pattern used. I decided this time to use 12 inch foundation piecing blocks to make up my quilt front. I used a combination of patterns I found at Wombat Quilts, and Sew What Sherlock.
I ended up including a 24 inch box in there and really liked how it looked. I’ve finished sewing it together and even quilted it at this point. I will be sure and get it outside to get some photos of the whole thing very soon! One of my favorite features was a suggestion by my friend Jessee. I was talking to her about the backing fabric and its need to be pieced from two pieces of fabric due to size and she suggested adding a line of blocks to the back so there wasn’t just a seam. I made a bunch of 8 inch blocks and I love the effect. I have already started on my next quilt with Halloween fabrics.