Saturday, December 5, 2015

Swapping Minis

My Mini QT Swap quilt has arrived.  Isn't it gorgeous?

The challenge was to make a monochromatic quilt. We informed our partners of colors we liked, and I mentioned taupe as a favorite for me. This is perfect.

My partner hand-dyed the fabrics (they started out as a Kona white) using walnuts! She got the different shadings from leaving the fabric in longer to get deeper degrees of colors. Amazing.

She passed on some fabrics bits as well and I will have to decide on the perfect use for them, don't you think?

And in the package, she included some steampunk fabrics and a big old hunk of Hershey's chocolate.  I do believe my husband, bless him, was most impressed with the size of that chocolate bar.

Meanwhile, I'm still waiting confirmation that the mini I sent to her has arrived, so I can't post it here yet. I can post a wee peek though. It's what I made up with that stack of  AccuQuilt GO! cut triangles I showed a few weeks back.

I can only hope she enjoys the quilt I sent her as much as I love the one she sent me!


  1. Wow this is really nice. I had a house that had a walnut tree, and I obviously did not take advantage of the walnuts like I could have. I might have to visit and steal a few and do something like this!

    1. Those wool bits really took the die, too. It does make me wonder about what other natural dies might be out there to play with!

  2. Awesome mini and the fabric colors are really great all from a bit of walnut shell. How fun to have a tiny bit more of those fabrics to play with. I know you'll have a wonderful idea what to do with it.

    1. A friend was telling me about reading a book about women in Kansas and how they used walnut dies -- it was fun to be able to pull out the quilt and show her the colors.