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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Summer Themed Mini Quilt Swap cont...

The person chosen to receive a mini from me was Noela and as I know it has arrived at her place, I am now going to reveal what I made. 
I used a Craftsy Pattern that I had noticed earlier this year, and put it in my wish list. When I started wondering how I would interpret the topic, I came up with quite a few ideas but nothing in particular. Then one day, just out of the blue, I remembered the stitchery pattern on Craftsy...it was a little vintage caravan. Now even though my parents always rented a house for beach holidays or we went to my godparents' farm in the country, I still associate caravans with summer and summer holidays. 

So I purchased Jodie Rackley's pattern and traced the design on to some off white homespun during FNwF last month. I purchased some lovely 'cloud' fabric for the border but as I worked the embroidery I realised that the cloud fabric 'would not work'...but some caravan fabric that I already had would work quite well instead...so...the finished mini, using the 'Retro Camper' design.
I used cloud fabric on the binding and a lighter cloud fabric as the backing. 

Thank you to Cheryll for organising this fun swap of 3 mini quilts this year. 

15 comments:

Bev C said...
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Bev C said...

Hello Maria,

That is one cute caravan, love the design you chose for the Swap.

Happy days.
Bev.

Anthea said...

What a gorgeous mini Maria... The caravan fabric is fab... what a great idea! And the mini from Illene is great too... what a great swap all 'round!

Maria said...

WOW!!! I love it , lucky Noela.. I think there have been sew many gorgeous Summertime Minis made for this swap.

shez said...

Hi Maria ,wow its gorgeous ,i love it ,well done on a beautiful finish,lucky Noela.xx

Helen S said...

Extremely cute, Maria. Lucky swappers. This is a very clever idea-maybe I should talk to you about swaps after all!!!!

Teresa in Music City said...

What an adorable mini!!!!!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Oh my that is seriously cute...love it...

angela said...

Love it. So very cute!

Noela said...

I agree Maria. I am one lucky quilter. Big hugs to you, it brings back lots of lovely memories from earlier times.

margaret said...

how I love embroidery on a quilt and this mini has certainly caught my eye lovely

retdairyqueen said...

Fabulous mini Great idea

Mizumatte said...

just great/Jaana

Lin said...

great mini Maria. xx

Soma Acharya said...

Such a cute caravan, Maria! You are right, the border is perfect!

-Soma