When I came across the #rainbowminiswap on Instagram, I knew I had to participate. I love rainbow stuff. ALL. THE. COLOURS! You can’t go wrong. This swap was just made for me. I had so much fun participating in my first Instagram swap and I can’t wait for my mini to arrive. I really enjoyed making this mini and as you may know, it is the result of my first quilt pattern, Luminous. You can read more about it here or find it here in my shop
Getting the perfect colours for each section was harder than I anticipated and I think I ended up buying about 24 different shades of KONA just to get the 16 I was after. I guess in the long run it doesn’t matter as many other colours and even prints work, but I wanted it to look exactly as I pictured it.
I used a DIY basting spray to secure the layers and I washed the mini once it was finished, but I wish I hadn’t. I think it looked a bit more polished in its pre-washed form. The top picture shows it before it was washed and above you can see the wrinkling from the wash.
I am in love with the backing and binding I used. Backing is such a funny thing, we go to so much trouble to choose it, but you hardly ever see it, especially on a mini quilt. I was too chicken to hand write a label, so I got my alphabet stamps out and stamped a label then hand stitched it on. I also put a sleeve across the top of the quilt on the back so that it can be hung up. I have no idea if I did it right, I just made it up as I went along! Hope it works!
I have no idea what I will do with my mini when it arrives. Hang it on the wall I suppose? What do you do with your mini quilts?