I made this for a fun secret swap on Flickr- Favourite Little Quilt Swap, run by Kendra. There was a date to complete by and then all the mini quilts were anonymously displayed and the creators vote for their top 10 out of all the completed entries. We are then secretly told who and where to send our quilts. Then we must wait to see which one we will receive from our top ten list!
As there is no one specific partner in mind, there is complete freedom to design any quilt you like. This idea has been in my head for some time, inspired by some blocks in Kumkio Fujita's 318 Patchwork along with bright enamel vintage kitchen wear. The piecing was surprisingly straightforward, however the hand written note was nearly my undoing. I felt like Goldilocks tasting the three bears' porridge...
Linen, machine sewn- too big
Stamped- too close together
Stamped with correct spacing- just right.
I can't even show you the stamping I did with red ink that I couldn't set on tiny scraps of linen- my little dog, Lottie kept finding them and eating them so they ended up in the bin!
Vintage large polka dot fabric on the back along with scraps from some of the front fabrics.
The prairie points on the shelf were adapted from Penny's great tutorial at Sew take a Hike. The mini quilt was posted a few days ago and is on its way to its secret new home x