Saturday, 12 March 2016

Nuts About Rainbows

A few months back, I saw sign ups open for a Rainbow Mini Quilt swap (hosted by @katebasti). Well. Rainbows. Mini Quilts. Really, how's a girl to say no to that? So I signed up faster than you can remember the colour order to "I Can Sing A Rainbow" (which could take awhile if you're like me - I always get the words wrong).

It was a secret swap - which is something I love. I get to put my stalking skills to good use and try to come up with something tailored just for my partner. That's seriously my favourite part about swaps. It's not about receiving goodies, or stalking the feed to try to guess which one will be mine... it's about pushing my skills to make something special for my swap partner.

This time round, it took me a few attempts but I came up with the perfect pattern for my partner - who now that she has received her mini - I can reveal was Fiona of Bendigo Lioness. She has a bit of a fondness for squirrels, so it seemed only natural that a squirrel pattern happen. And voila!

I dug into my precious Blueberry Park stash to make this little geometric squirrel. Seriously. I know I rabbit on about Blueberry Park - but it just makes the best rainbow. Add in some cross hatch quilting (you know how I love my straight line quilting!), and the perfect rainbow binding. I've had a few people ask about the binding - it was a random purchase at Walmart when I visited the US last year. So perfect for a rainbow swap!

Here's one of the sneak peeks that I shared - I was worried that it would be obvious what it was, but I think I managed to keep it secret!

If you're keen to make your own geometric squirrel, I have listed the pattern in my Craftsy shop. Look forward to seeing some secret or not so secret squirrel projects popping up!

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  1. Gorgeous Kristy! I do love a rainbow mini!

  2. Squirrels are even cuter in rainbow colours! Fiona will LOVE your mini quilt. I can't wait to see what your secret swap partner will send you.

  3. I am geeking out over this squirrel! Love, love, love it!

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  5. Thank you so much Kristy, I absolutely LOVE him! He is perfect in every way 😍❤️❤️❤️

  6. Lovely creative piece, lucky girl.

  7. All of your patterns are so good! I can hardly wait to piece this guy!

  8. Beautiful - lucky lucky partner!


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