Sunday, September 13, 2009

SummerBright mini finished and sent to partner

This is one of my favourite quilts.I really didn't want to send it to my swap partner!

The flower is outlined with embroidery and filled in with water
colour pencils. The quilting is McTavishing style, done by hand.

In the photo I have the quilt pinned to the blocking board. The hand quilting made the piece a little wonky, so I spritzed it with water and pinned it out square and flat. When it was dry it was lovely and flat. I think I will block my quilts more often!

Made for the Quilting Gallery's Good Ole Summertime Mini Quilt Swap. My assigned partner rarely blogs and is not active in the Flickr groups, so I don't have a good sense of how she will react to this piece. I tried to follow her tastes, as much as I could figure out.

Cross fingers she likes it!


  1. Dorey,

    This quilt is gorgeous!!!

    I see you are a follower of my blog, Time for Mimi...could I be your partner???

    I certainly hope so, because I absolutely love your design. If not, I surely hope the recipient loves it as much as I do.


    Helen aka Mimi
    "Time for Mimi"

  2. I'd have a hard time giving that one up! The texture you created with the quilting is wonderful -- I just want ot run my hand over it....