I participated in the Alison Glass Mini Swap on Instagram. My partner was from Australia and a mom of SEVEN children! The moment I read my partner info I knew I wanted to make her a heptagon.
I found this beautiful bundle at Pink Castle Fabrics but couldn't find a pattern anywhere so I made my own.
I started slowly and learned quickly that when you are paper piecing every thing is backwards and upside down. I intended for this to look scrappy so ultimately it didn't matter.
When the heptagon was complete I spent an evening removing all the paper. I should have included my tweezers in this photo!
I appliqued it onto a solid. This blue is from RJR and called Cove. I love it!
I quilted in the ditch throughout the shape (never had to lift my needle) then around and around the seven sides.
Because I was sending this to Australia I needed to keep the extras fairly flat and light weight. I cut some of the leftovers into 2 1/2 inch squares and arranged them in a color "spectrum". (We were on team Spectrum.)
Then I turned the squares into a One Hour Basket. This is a free pattern from @kelbysews who I know wishes she had a nickel for each download!
I made a label for the back of the mini and added a few small/flat extras and sent it on it's way. It was warmly received and I've made a delightful new friend in Australia!
And these amazing extras. #yayburtongirls!
Another successful swap!!!
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and TGIFF.