sorry I disappeared this week, I’ve mostly been living with headaches and insomnia which doesn’t make for happy blogging. I did get to send of my quilt to its new home this week though! tracking shows it as delivered and now I’m just crossing my fingers and waiting to hear from my partner. I really hope she likes it because I would have been happy to keep this one!

pollen8 swap mini quilt

my whole theme was texture, so I combined the dupioni silk with a smooth bamboo/cotton blend to make all those great little lines and bits on the silk stand out. I also left some areas unquilted so there would be a little softness mixed in with all the quilted lines. I threw in a couple of lines in pink just to be cheeky.

pollen8 swap mini quilt - back

I LOVE the back! I kept petting it as I was binding and while I was wrapping it up.

pollen8 swap mini quilt - pleats

to play up the texture even more I made up a pleated square with a little bit of the threads sticking out. this way she could see how there are green and pink threads crossed together in the fabric.

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  • Virginia November 21, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    I really love the pleated square! And the quilting rocks. Love it!

  • Oiyi November 23, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    It’s gorgeous! The colors are perfect.

  • SylvChezPlum November 25, 2010 at 4:26 am

    Oooh, I love that quilt, and especially the pleated square !! 😛
    Fabric looks gorgeous too !

  • Seanna Lea November 27, 2010 at 7:28 am

    The pleated square is a lovely touch and really plays up your theme!

  • Fotos November 30, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    You can’t learn to ride a bike unless you actually have a bike. Similarly, you can’t make a point without examples. Most people online are looking for “show me” rather than some out of the blue, unbacked information (or claim). I consider blog entries such as this one a souvenir, something you can take home and use it in a real conversation or small talk even.
    In this particular case it reminds me of some mixture of country flags, only the countries are from some fantasy world.