The Instagram quilt world seems like it’s full of swaps.
There are swaps for mini quilts and pouches and pin cushions. There are themed swaps for anime and woodland creatures and bees and apples and Disney and Harry Potter and pirates. And there are also swaps where you just sew with a specific designer.
In (several) moments of weakness, I signed up for three. Yikes! Lots of minis coming up this summer.
The first is this Alison Glass mini that I sent to my partner on Monday. (#alisonglassminiswap on Instagram)
The Modern Hexies tutorial from Nicole at Modern Handcraft is absolutely awesome. Don’t be scared. Don’t be intimidated. If you even think you might want to make this, DO IT.
A recent trip provided a great opportunity for some hand stitching. I started hand stitching these hexies at the airport for our outgoing trip, and I had almost all 99 of these done before coming back home.
I love the quilted triangles that end up on the back!
By the way, if you’re wondering how to sign up for swaps on Instagram, I don’t have much advice beyond follow a lot of quilters. Many people post an image when they’ve signed up for a swap, and you can follow the hashtag, scroll to the earliest image, and get the full scoop. If you have other advice, please share!
Size: 24″ x 21″
Fabric prints: Alison Glass Sunprint
Fabric solid: unknown gray from my stash