One of the swaps I took part in last year and enjoyed immensely was organised by Schnitzel & Boo. Over 200 of us took part in making mini-quilts 6" square to 24" square maximum. I made this applique mini quilt for my partner in Washington, USA and I received this quilt from New Jersey from Christina.
My swap partner loves Thimble blossoms, bright colours, Rainbow quilts and Heather Ross. Now I have no Heather Ross prints in my stash (I know, I should probably go shopping!) but I do have a book and pattern or two by Camille Roskelly of Thimble blossoms fame. I love bright rainbow colours so have a bit of that on hand and that got me thinking. How about a Rainbow Scrappy Swoon?
I couldn't help myself, I had to play with background colours. I really
like the black background on this but I think my swap partner would
like the white. There's even a nice square in the middle for a fussy cut something (this could be good place for a Heather Ross print if I can find one!)
The Swoon block is 24.5" and I think I could be forgiven a 0.5" over on size. More than likely shrink on quilting too as I think this could be a great candidate for trying out matchstick quilting!
Of course I didn't stop there on my virtual design wall. How about 4 mini swoons with space for 5 fussy cut prints? I could definitely see this in a 60" quilt to brighten up the living room. Is this one a bit too much for a mini?
Linking up to Design wall Monday and