A quick check in.

Things have been so busy in life recently that I’ve hardly had a chance to write about any of it!  I wanted to quickly check in and show you a mini quilt I made for a Post Sewing Summit Swap (my first online swap ever!) that I’m really happy with. The swap was for either a mini quilt or a zippy pouch and I went with a little of both!  I’ve wanted to make a dresden plate for a while now, especially after seeing Katherine’s beautiful quilt so that what I went with.I wanted to make something snowflake-ish but I only had that tiny piece of snowflake fabric used in the middle of the mini dresden.  I dug through my cool color scrap bin and using Elizabeth’s tutorial on Sew Mama Sew, came up with this.It’s backed in a print from DS Quilts’ Picnic and Fairgrounds, the white is linen from my stash, it’s quilted in a meandering pattern with white thread, bound in the leftovers from this quilt, and I used a label I made through Spoonflower for the first time!I’m also sending along a zippy wallet from Noodlehead’s pattern, a half apron from Alexander Henry print, and a travel tissue holder.  I hope my partner likes what I’ve made her, and I can’t wait to see what I receive in the mail!

5 thoughts on “A quick check in.

  1. Kait it’s wonderful! I love the colors you used. Be careful online swaps are addictive!

  2. I love this! The mini-dresden on top of the bigger one looks awesome! I just made my first dresden plate yesterday. It was surprisingly fun! Did you handstitch (applique) it to the background or zig-zag? I’m kinda worried about that part…

    1. Hey Laurel, thank you! I actually just straight line stitched close to the edge, as I don’t have a zig zag stitch on my Singer featherweight, or the patience to hand sew it. It worked just fine for me, there was only one little part that got flipped up while free motion quilting it. Good luck with yours, I’ll look out for it on your blog!

      1. Oh, I’m so glad you replied so quickly! : ) I was just thinking about doing the same thing (after struggling with hand-sewing the circle on the middle!). I hope to post it soon – it’s part of a bunch of things I’ve made for a niece-to-be. thanks – i love your blog, btw!

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