Tag Archives: Rainbow Mini Swap Round 2


As usual, it's a "little of this, little of that" kind of week. The biggest news is that instructions for the last step of the Midnight Mystery Quilt came out last Thursday and I finished my quilt top!

I'm so excited about this project and glad to have the quilt top done. I have the backing ready to piece and some fun variegated thread. I'm planning all over free motion quilting, but I haven't decided on a design. I'm open to ideas.

I also came out of Patchwork City hibernation to get one block done for the massive BOM project. This is Mixed Use. It's 8 1/2" square.

I picked a nice easy block with only squares and rectangles which was fast to put together, and it reminded me how much I love this project. I have some other more pressing sewing in the short term, but I look forward to getting back into this project. I also chose to use this block for my mini mini swap with Mary. Here's my (less than awesome) photo of the mini mini quilt top. Mary, I promise that it's actually a square. ;-)

This is a 4 1/2" square half size version of the block above. I enjoyed the fussy cutting (one of the reasons I love Patchwork City so much) and had fun squeezing seven different fabrics into this tiny project. I'm also totally digging how that green to green seam in the upper left accidentally came together. I'm unsure how I'll quilt it. You can visit Mary's blog to check out the beautiful line of fabric she has decided to use for the mini mini she's making me.

Here's my "secret sewing" project. I showed you my rainbow fabric for my Rainbow Mini Swap Hexie Tiles project last week. At this point, all of the paper piecing is done and I'm working on getting the units all pieced together. I've made a bunch of hexagons.

I think I'm at the point where I have to start sewing y-seams. So naturally, I set this aside to work on something else. The y-seams will have to wait. ;-)

This project is for round two of the Rainbow Mini Swap. I'm done showing peeks on Instagram in the interest of keeping it a surprise for my partner, but I'm super excited with how it's coming together so far. I look forward to sharing the finish with you in March after she's received it.

Lastly, I switched gears to a different (secret surprise) project last night and used my new Triangle Square Up Ruler for the first time. Love it! Talk about cutting my trimming time in half! You use this to trim the HST before pressing it open. A big thank you to Christa for sharing about it on a recent Periscope broadcast.

Thanks for visiting. I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.