I spent this morning finishing up my swap package for my secret partner in the For the Love of Solids Swap, and I have to say I'm glad I saw this mini through and didn't scrap it. Seeing it quilted and with binding added the extra bit I thought it was lacking earlier.
This mini measures appx 20" x 22", and was constructed loosely using this sewmamasew chevron tutorial. I am totally seeing pillows in the pattern in the new future. I quilted 1/4" on either side of the seam lines and bound this using some Kona charcoal.
I really like how the back shows off the quilting pattern. As for the label, I love using those printable fabric sheets (I found them at Joann's) that iron on to your quilt. That way I don't have to worry about not liking my handwriting when labeling my swap mini quilts :-P
I struggled a little when deciding on my second item, and ultimately went with a metal frame pouch (which I plan to stuff with a few scraps of my partners favorite color fabric), and added a little hand embroidery detail using some pearl 8 cotton. I almost want to keep this for myself!
While I was at my favorite LQS yesterday, I spied some precuts of Terrain by Kate Spain, and no joke, it just magically jumped right into my hands! I most definitely wanted some for myself, and thought my partner would like a charm pack as well. I know, I know its not a solid, but I think she'll understand :-)
This will be on its way to its new home tomorrow, hope you like partner!