11 Dec

Holiday Meetup and Mini Swap

Our holiday meetup and mini swap at Ricado’s last night was so much fun! We played a bunch of games, and Trinia donated fat eighth bundles in our guild colors for prizes. We also exchanged our two-color challenge minis, and everyone who participated in the swap went home with something beautiful.

Trinia was a real taskmaster on this challenge; these were the requirements for our minis:

  • Between 12″ and 18″ square
  • Minimum of 25 pieces
  • Quilting cotton
  • Natural fiber batting
  • Backing with label (name, date, location, title [if applicable])
  • Colors: Kona snow + 2 colors (can have different values of each color)

Here are the minis (usually photographed with the recipients)!

Val made an adorable red and blue Norway.

Val's thimbleblossoms mini

Megan made a fabulous black and white feathers mini.

Megan's feather mini

Sarah made a fantastic fussy-cut pineapple.

Sarah's pineapple quilt

Jackie made a beautifully quilted sunset mini.

Jackie's sunset mini

Ronnie made a super modern improv mini. The title is perfect: Which Way Is Up?

Ronnie's which way up mini

Mai made a terribly cute aqua and coral flying geese mini.

Mai's flying geese quilt

Trinia made a craaaaaazy intricate zig zaggy mini with over 400 tiny pieces! It was inspired by Gently Down The Stream.

Trinia's jillion pieces quilt

Alli made a Bartow mini with matchstick quilting.

Alli's bartow mini

Leah made a lovely Christmassey Swoon.

Leah's swoon mini

Norine made a wonderful blue and grey mini.

Norine's mini

Finally, Nancy missed the swap signup but brought a mini top to show — she made a gorgeous carpenter’s star that we all loved.

Nancy's carpenter star

Thanks to everyone who celebrated the end of the year with us! 2015 is going to be even more fun! 🙂

everyone who came