Today I must mail this little swap quilt across an ocean. It’s very hard to let it go because just it may be my best to date.
Last year I saw this quilt made in rainbow colors and was reminded of it while cruising my flickr favorites for inspiration. My partner chose green for the color, so I was limited to green, black and white for this monochromatic challenge.
It was a little scary to try a pattern that requires so much precision. After the squares were pieced I waited two more days to join them for fear that they wouldn’t line up. But it worked out somehow and the result is far better than I expected. Don’t you love it when that happens?
My only major goof was forgetting to add a seam allowance to the pattern piece. As a result, the pinwheel squares are smaller than originally intended. But it looks fine and the quilt measurements, 16″ x 19″, are within the swap parameters. And to give credit where credit is due, it was gwensdad’s good idea to use white for the binding instead of green.
This little success has really given my confidence a boost. That’s why it’s so hard to actually put in the mail :( But it must go because it’s time for me to move on to Doll Quilt Swap 6. I have some lovely fabrics but have not yet decided on a design. Hmmmmm….