Mini Quilt Swap

Beach Bound Mini Quilt Swap, complete!

The #BeachBoundMQS was so much fun to make, I felt like it had quite a bit more room for creativity.  My partner Lucy@pearhugstudios asked for a Jellyfish!  So I set out making the best jellyfish I could.  The background may be familiar as I wrote the sewing curves and waves tutorial earlier.  Here is the final product:

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I spent a lot of time tweaking this Jelly Fish.  In the end I decided it was art, and that though it may not immediately yell, “Jellyfish!”  that this is how I wanted it to be.  Here is the picture that I used as reference:


I made this little zipper pouch following this Pleated Zipper Pouch tutorial on as an extra made with my hoarded Japanese koi fabric.  I made one of these for me too.


And here is the complete package, with all the extras:


So between the Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop which happened last Tuesday, and the two swaps I just wrapped up, I feel a weight has lifted!

Now I need to refocus on my next challenges, which will be figuring out what to make for the #sewmystash2015miniquiltswap, the  Michael Miller Glitz Challenge and the EZ quilting triangle challenge for quiltcon.  This is a new phase of quilting for me, I had someone describe it as producing ‘products’ rather then just quilting on a whim.



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  • Reply Diana @ Red Delicious Life September 13, 2015 at 7:16 am

    Great job! I’ve never attempted any sort of art/re-creation quilt, and I really like your interpretation. Your inspiration picture is beautiful and you captured the colors and movement very well.

  • Reply Lisa September 13, 2015 at 8:55 am

    I’ve also never done anything like this. You did a wonderful job interpreting the photo.

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