So the VMQG had a mini quilt swap just within the guild and - you guys - I'm powerless to resist a guild swap. POWERLESS!
This was the kind of swap where you're making for someone but you don't know who's making something for you. I made this mini for the lovely and very talented Jade Stitch Mischief who's currently rocking the house in Sewvivor.
Jade's swap questionnaire had Bonnie and Camille at the top of her "favourite designers" list, and then right after reading that, I saw that she'd re-grammed a giveaway for some Miss Kate with the hashtag "ilovemisskate." Well it just so happened that I had a charm pack of Miss Kate curing in my stash! Kismet!
I adapted this lovely block by Judy Martin called Star Struck so that I could use charms without trimming them down and so I didn't have to calculate corner triangles for flying geese, and came up with the mini I called Miss Kate in the Stars.
When it came to quilting, I chose to FMQ the crap out of it - lots of loopy loops here.
And some tiny feathers to highlight that centre pinwheel.
I'm absolutely delighted to say that Jade loved it - I'm sad that I wasn't at the meeting to give it to her in person, though. I had so much fun making this mini, which finished at about 18" square.
Does your guild do swaps? You should totally join up if they do. They're a great way to stretch yourself creatively and to get to know your fellow guild members. Go for it!