SAMQG Mini Quilt Auction Pieces
The first-ever San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild (SAMQG) Mini Quilt Auction fundraiser is fast approaching! My general plan was to make a satin, wholecloth butterfly. You’ll see… that didn’t quite happen.
The auction rules are to create a 16″ x 16″ mini quilt. The quilts will hang at a local quilt shop, Sew Special, and will be in a silent auction which ends on May 11. Very exciting. It will be a mini show and fundraiser for our group.
After marking three 16″ squares, a 20″ x 60″ piece of polyester satin is loaded onto my HandiQuilter frame. I started with a practice piece to warm up my arms. (Remember, I’m aiming to make a butterfly….)
I LOVE how the heart turned out! It is quilted with Pink Glide thread.
Ok, that was fun. Since I had three areas marked off, I went ahead and practiced the graffiti quilting all over the second mini quilt space.
I switched to NEON Green Glide thread. WOWSA. This stuff is day-glo for sure. The black light looks really cool, right?
Lastly, one square remains. Do I try to make a symmetrical butterfly or try to make an improved heart? Well…… I went NEON Green heart.
I ended up taking the whole piece off the frame, squaring up the designs, and binding them all. Here’s how all three mini quilts turned out.
Pink Graffiti Quilting Heart
And a side view for some fantastic quilty-shadows:
Green Graffiti Quilting Heart
And another side view of the mini quilt:
Random Green Graffiti Quilting
The side view:
And a close-up just for fun:
The butterfly concept didn’t make it. (YET!)
For now, I just have to decide which quilt to submit to the auction!!! Cast your votes in the comments.