a mini

by Nova on May 10, 2011

was made and sent and received.

boro a mini

when Kate sent me my secret partner details in the Down Under Doll Quilt Swap, I was a tad excited.

I immediately started planning. Boro quilts have been on my mind a lot recently & Gee’s bend often comes knocking around these parts.  Inspired by the works of Victoria ( The Silly BooDilly ) & Kathryn Clark,  I  picked up needle & thread & set to work.

Entirely pieced by hand,   I chopped up a vintage table cloth ( rust spots & holes included ;) ) , recycled fabrics, scraps of linen,  some vintage silk threads, a splash of Liberty &  lots of raw edges. I had so much fun making this and fell for the end result a little.

 

stitch – – –

boro detail 2 a mini

k – – –

boro k detail a mini

patch – – –

boro detail 1 a mini

I didn’t add hanging loops to the back so as not to influence a ‘right way up’ or a front & back even.

boro back1 a mini

All wrapped up & ready to go…

parcel a mini

 

boro mini a mini

I think the boro style & hand piecing is something I will be visiting again :)

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