BSQ3 Finish


I’ve become a virtual blogging hermit lately. This is partly because I’ve had so little time to sew that I’ve had nothing to blog about and partly because I was starting to get worried about my Mini Quilt Wall Hanging for the Brit Quilt Swap 3 so I decided not to sew anything else until I’d finished it.

And today I’ve finished so I’m doing a happy dance!

The front is a foundation pieced hexagonal baravel spiral inspired by the book ‘Simply Amazing Spiral Quilts’ by RaNae Merrill.

I didn’t draw out a coloured pattern for this and the coloured design ended up looking more triangular than I expected so I decided on the hexagon shape and quilting to try to keep more with the circle style which I think my partner likes.


For the back I used this lovely print fabric which I received from Rebecca Lynne at Making Rebecca Lynne and because my partner also seems to like birds I decided to put some on the label for him/her. I’ve covered his/her name with a dandelion leaf to keep her identity secret.


I decided to cross stitch the label. I began with the orange bird and it evolved to be bigger than I’d planned but I don’t suppose that matters because it’ll be against the wall anyway.

Lastly, I added a hanging sleeve. I’ve never made a hanging sleeve before but it was much easier than I expected and I think I’ll start doing this whenever I make wall hangings in future.


18 thoughts on “BSQ3 Finish

  1. LynCC

    Oh, that's wild! (In a very cool way.) That top one, being seen right under your heading rabbit, immediately called up the feeling of spiraling down the rabbit hole Alice-style. :D What a fabulous label.


  2. Benta At SLIKstitches

    Wow, that's great! Mine's been put away for a while, I've hardly done any sewing over the summer, and I'm away for two weeks from Tuesday, so it will be September before I go back to school and back to normal which will hopefully include sewing. Your spiral starts tiny – there are some weeny pieces in that, absolutely fabulous!!!


  3. FarahLin

    Wow, gorgeous wall hanging, love the bright and cheery colors! Great idea on the cross stitch label. I'm sure your partner will cherish this beautiful make for a long time!


  4. OksanaB

    Hi Janine! Love your mini quilt. So cute!
    I've taken a quilting class: Piecing 101. I had such a great time buying fabric, cutting stripes, sewing them together. So much fun! Too bad I don't have time to do it every day… I am definitely taking more classes this year!


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