Spare Change Quilt

img_sparechange10001My Spare Change quilt is done!  I’m very happy with the results.  It measures 50 inches square and what I really like is the curly quilting.  It was very fun and notably easier than stippling.


I just loved the fabrics I received in this swap.  I especially loved the red one below on the right.  Vintage, but modern feeling.


Also, I had a nutty idea to see what would happen if I used a white thread in my bobbin, with red in my needle.  So, the back ended up looking like this.  I like it!  I have to say that using red on white fabric for the quilting did mean that I had to really do the best work that I possibly could.  Every tiny error shows for sure. 


So, I loved this swap.  I’m thinking that in 2009, I’m going to organize my own quilt square swap, because this way really fun.  A big, special thank you to Juliette from Chickpea Sewing Studio. I know you worked really hard on this and it was really fun!


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10 thoughts on “Spare Change Quilt

  1. I love the the curly quilting in the center looks like a tangled strand of christmas lights. Maybe christmas is just on my mind right now, either way it looks super nice!

  2. Thanks Sarah!

    Christmas is on my mind too, which is probably why I went with red. Anyway, I checked out your blog and it’s got some nice things on it. Also, I love your idea of a grocery bag swap. FUN!


  3. glad i found your blog…we’re sisters in denyse schmidt admiration. i just scored a bunch of the blue colorway of flea market fancy…oh i wish she would reissue that fabric! very cute spare change quilt!

  4. Thank you Jacquie. I really admire your blog and your work too. Where did you get your FMF fabric??? eBay??
    Thanks for stopping by!


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