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Kitty Quote of the Day

I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul. - Jean Cocteau

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Spring Mini Swap

I did the recent 'Spring' Mini Quilt swap hosted by our swap muma Cheryll from Gone Stitchin'.

My partner this time was Dannette from Quilting Chemist in the USA. Great to meet, well really it was to stalk, someone new. These are secret swaps so Dannette didn't know I was stalking her a few weeks back to learn what she liked & what would suit her in a mini quilt. It ends up we have a lot in common - definately not the chemist bit but we both love hexies, stitchery, applique & birdies.

So this is the Spring mini I made for Dannette.

The stitchery is from Homespun magazine, a design by one of my favourite designers, Lisa from Cubby House Crafts in Tassie. The original pattern is for a great tablerunner & included hexie flowers. I didn't want to lose the hexies so used them as a border feature. The colours are soft & subtle with the lovely blue birdie.

Dannette emailed me last night to say it had arrived safely & she loves it. Yippee! This is my favourite mini I have made so want to make an identical one for myself too. It's on the list!

Can't wait to see more of these mini quilts as they arrive at their new homes & mine too. As always, Thanks to Cheryll for putting in the hard work.

Happy stitching
Tracee xx


  1. Oh Tracee it's so beautiful!!!I really love what you have done and the hexies frame it beautifully! Very clever!!

  2. It is beautiful, fully understand why you want one for yourself. hugs

  3. OMG Tracee I love this! And absolutely make another for yourself, I've done that with swap items... I might have to join one of these Mini Swaps some time, I've seen so many I love...

  4. I love it! I think you should make one for yourself, and then make another for me!!

  5. Beautiful work. The hexi border looks great. I like to visit Danettes blog. I have her quilters periodic table poster.

  6. A delightful mini - you are so talented

  7. wow you clever chicky its gorgeous,well done on a gorgeous finish Trace.xx

  8. This is so cute. I may have to steal your idea of hexie borders. So cute!!!

  9. Gorgeous mini quilt Tracee, love the hexie border too.


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