Saturday, March 22, 2014

Pink Carousel Mini (swap)

I belong to a small swap group that swaps a "something" every 2 months.  Our last swap was a mini quilt, at least 12" on one side.  My swap partner Wanda is in the process of re-decorating / re-organizing her sewing space and plans to use bright pink and white.  She also told me she likes carousel animals.  This is what I made:

It measures about 21" square, dictated by the block size around the focal fabric in the center.  The fabric in the center is from the Carousel Dreams line by Cynthia Coulter for Wilmington Prints.  The fabric on the back is Carousel Dreams Ribbons.  The pink blocks are from my stash (each one is a different fabric).

I found a pattern online called "Carousel" by Fig Tree and Company and thought it would be perfect to go with the theme.  I was too impatient to wait for the pattern to arrive so I started making my own version which is not quite the same, but close enough :-).  I sent the pattern and some extra fabric (from the main front panel) to Wanda along with the mini. 

I shadowed quilted outside and within the blocks, but no quilting on the carousel fabric in the center.  I am struggling my way up the "tension" learning curve on my new machine but all things considered, I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I also put together this quick little pouch.  Clovers and ladybugs, I think that's a perfect combination.

~*~ May your day be full of Love and Ladybug Hugs ~*~
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Kat ~


  1. Beautiful quilt Kat,your quilting is amazing.Love the little green bag.xx

  2. what a perfect pink carousel for Wendi....she will love it! And the pouch is great too....and about the clovers and ladybugs....well, Missy, I think that ANYthing with ladybugs would be perfect, don't you? LOL...........


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