Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt Swap Round 3: The Quilt I Made

Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt Swap Round 3: The Quilt I Made {an Art School Dropout's life}Last week I talked about the quilt I received in the┬áSchnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt Swap Round 3.┬áThis week I’ll share the quilt I made!

My partner, who was also named Jessica, received her package this past weekend and by the comments she left on my instagram account, it seemed like she LOVED it! It was completely out of my comfort zone since her favorite fabrics and colors are not something I normally buy. I didn’t mind that though, since it forced me to step out my comfort zone. How else am I to grow creatively if I just keep making the same thing over and over again?

Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt Swap Round 3: The Quilt I Made {an Art School Dropout's life}I had the flu and then pneumonia during the time I was supposed to be working on this, so I decided to go the hand sewn route as much as I could so I could rest AND work at the same time.

I went with a simple hexagon cluster using 2″ hexies (that means one side is 2″) and hand stitched them all together. The fabric I used was the line Miss Kate by my partner’s favorite designer Bonnie and Camille (for Moda Fabrics). Then I went through my fabric stash and picked out all the white and light beige neutrals I could find to piece together the background. I could have just used a fat quarter, but I thought it needed more texture than that.

I used an invisible thread to applique the hexagon cluster to the background and then straight line stitched the entire thing with beige thread.

Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt Swap Round 3: The Quilt I Made {an Art School Dropout's life}It’s funny to say, but my absolute favorite part of this project was the binding. I loved how a random scrap piece I threw in just happened to end up right at the corner! A happy little accident.

Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt Swap Round 3: The Quilt I Made {an Art School Dropout's life}Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt Swap Round 3: The Quilt I Made {an Art School Dropout's life}As with every swap I do, I added in a few little handmade extras. This time I included all of the leftover scraps from the Miss Kate fabric, plus some coordinating pieces. Then I made a marine grade vinyl pouch with a cute little hexagon flower appliqued on. Lastly I added some handmade quilt inspired jewelry and accessories.

It all went over very well, and as Ive said before these swaps just make me want to sign up for a whole bunch more!

Luckily I’m not too crazy and I’ve only signed up for three due in the next four months. I have some trips coming up, plus projects for Silhouette (and some other companies), and a few other obligations. So I knew my limit. Keep an eye out here if your interested in seeing what I make!!!

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