Name Game swap

So one finished project that I haven’t shown here are the Name Game swap quilts. It was entirely Secret Squirrel the whole time. And now it may be revealed.
It started with a request for pinwheels, green, purple and dragonflies. I had never made pinwheels before… Fortunately, a perfect-palette charm pack had just arrived on my doorstep. Little did I know when I began that the recipient was also an aficionado of Kate Spain!
Swap choices
And lo, the mystery swap partner was happy. So pinwheels began to go together:
come to me, little pinwheels

and blanket stitch was learnt to hold down the applique of a name (yes the letters are very skinny):
Blanket stitch

and binding carefully attached, with hanging corners of more Good Fortune:
Back

And amazingly, a whole mini quilt finished in time to head off to the US, where it has found a home with Angie, who to my delight was pleased with the finished article.
Finished name mini

The pinwheels are Bella Snow, Kate Spain Good Fortune, Pure Elements purple and teal, and Outfoxed purple jewels. The narrow frame around the central panel of near-white linen are Kona ice frappe and glacier, with tangerine for the name, a fussy-cut Good Fortune dragonfly appliqued, and the binding is Moda marble in purple.

And for my Name Game swap quilt, Jessica of Scrappy n Happy put together this rather perfect delight of my favourite colours:
Name Game quilt: in its home!
seen in its home among my scarves (it blended too perfectly to move it to the white wall just yet). Jessica also made a lovely card and a wrist strap, and popped in some little red binding clips. Super thoughtful.

(Stargazing is also finished! and ready for its reveal. Photos were taken this weekend, and it is now off to its new home).

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