This year, the secret partner I received in November was Krishma (@krishmaquilts). She has been a part of our guild for a couple of years, and she's our brand new treasurer! I know Krishma very well and I consider her a quilty friend. Therefore, I was extra excited about this project.
Krishma loves modern quilts, and she's a kickbutt longarm quilter - so I knew my quilting had to be distinctive and especially well-executed, using my domestic machine! Hehe. No pressure... but in all honesty, I wanted the quilting to resonate. I used her favorite colors (those of her longarm business logo) and started piecing fabric strips in color order. I sewed the curves improvisationally, loosely curving them around the same spot.
I quilted the red strip/focal point in pebbles for further definition. The rest was begging for some dense quilting with Aurifil Dove (#2600)!
I bound the quilt with a couple of gray scraps. I purposefully sewed the dark gray fabric alongside the black fabrics. This picture displays that effect well.
Looks like Krishma loved her gift! :) I also gave her a black and white fabric lanyard. I hope this little modern quilt finds a happy place in her home! Making these kinds of quilts is what really gets my creativity flowing. :)
I was thrilled to receive this GORGEOUS purple table runner from my lovely friend Neva @somelikeitquilted, our new president. It's funny that the new president made something for the outgoing one! Here's the rest of Neva's amazing gift: a purple Mod Podged vase and a tissue holder. Thank you again, Neva!!
Photo by Neva Asinari
P.S. 24 quilters participated in our Secret Quilter holiday swap - check out our meeting recap with pictures!
Linking up to: Fabric Tuesday @ Quilt Story, Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation, TGIFF, Crazy Mom Quilts