Teal Mini Swap 2016 – Teal and Tulia

Designed by Beth Helfter, EvaPaige Quilt Designs, “Teal Mini Swap” is an annual event intended to raise awareness of ovarian cancer, funds for Ovarian Research Fund, and give quilters and sewers a fun little swap. In the last five years this has raised approximately $8,500

Iris of Misty Fuse had share the post of this event and immediately I signed up. There was a $15 fee which included you piece of challenge fabric and information about the partner that has been chosen for you to swap with.

Teal Mini Swap 2016 - Teal and Tulia

So this is the quilting design for the background and the main focus of the quilt.

Teal Mini Swap 2016 - Teal and Tulia

I applied fuseable to the fabrics and cut each one out.

Teal Mini Swap 2016 - Teal and Tulia

This is the original layout I had planned.

Teal Mini Swap 2016 - Teal and Tulia

Played a little bit with the orientation.

Teal Mini Swap 2016 - Teal and Tulia

Decided this is what I found best for me. It allowed me to think about quilting the ladies without any gap. Going up one way and continue with out a start and stop going the other direction.

Teal Mini Swap 2016 - Teal and Tulia

The dark teal stripe was the challenge fabric.

Teal Mini Swap 2016 - Teal and Tulia

Stitching around in a straight stitch as opposed to a zig zag stitch. Just my preference. Used my Bernina Virtuoso 160.

Teal Mini Swap 2016 - Teal and Tulia

I like to try to carry the design of the front over to the label. Think of it as another element and not just a tag…

Teal Mini Swap 2016 - Teal and Tulia

The backing fabric is Elizabeth Hartman for Robert Kaufman, and the sleeve Tula Pink. I used Perma Core thread and wrapped a gift in more of Tula Pink fabric I had left from the front.

Teal Mini Swap 2016 - Teal and Tulia

One was a 5 inch sq. I had in my stash,Tula fabric and challenge fabric.

Teal Mini Swap 2016 - Teal and Tulia

Two more Tula fabrics. One Tula had signed , and another from my stash!

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