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June 19, 2017
Woof! from the confused quilter

Recently the Mini Quilt Trading Swap Flickr group held a swap with the theme Village, Town or House.  What a great theme!  This swap was a secret partner round, and I lucked out and got my dear friend Leslie's name.  Oh, I was so excited!!!  

Took me a little while to decide what to make for her, but there was a happy dance when I settled one something.  As I was paging through the book Houses by Yoko Saito I found a dog house pattern--I knew I'd hit the right idea!  Leslie has a beloved Irish Setter named ...

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March 1, 2017
A Little Fabulous Finish--Hexagon Mini Quilt from the confused quilter

The Mini Quilt Trading Swap group just finished a round with Hexagons as the theme.  This swap had secret partners, so no one knew who was making the quilt she would receive.
This is the little quilt I made for my partner Rita. 


Connecting is about 13 inches square. The 1 inch hexies were made from three colors of Kona cotton.  The background is a Lakehouse print, the binding is Me & My Sister for Moda. 

The design idea came from a pillow on the Sew4Home site.  It makes me think of our swap group, all the colorful pieces connecting together ...

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October 12, 2016
Boo-tiful Bunting! from the confused quilter

Last year I participated in a Halloween Bunting Swap held by the Mini Quilt Trading Swap Group on Flickr.  Each participant made up multiple flags so each member of her group could have one.  I made Mummies!  Many, many Mummies!



My Swap group had several international swappers so I had little flags arriving from Sweden as well as Brazil.  The flag from Sweden spent only 7 days in transit. Sadly, the postal system in many South American countries aren't as efficient as we are used to.  The last of the flags finally arrived around Christmas.  By then Halloween was ...

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September 26, 2016
2016 FAL -- FABULOUS Fluffy Mini Finish from the confused quilter

Made By Hand was a recent swap theme for the Mini Quilt Trading Swap group.  I started several different quilts for this swap and kept changing my mind over and over.  The original plan was to use English Paper piecing, and although I did actually complete a quilt top in that method it just wasn't right. It was one of those times where nothing I made felt like it was right or nice enough.  This one was a real struggle. Eventually I pulled out the felted wool and all my pretty perle cottons and eventually ended up with this ...

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