I really love all the swaps that happen on Instagram. I've only signed up for one, but I really love seeing all the minis that people make and post! I really loved watching the Disney Mini Quilt Swap, and when I saw the Monster's Inc. quilt by @modernstitchinmama, I knew I had to make one for myself. I really love how she used the Cotton and Steel basics, and I just think the whole idea is very clever.
I switched things up a bit, and I think mine is probably bigger than hers, but I really love how it turned out. I used "Sully blue" for the binding, which I think ties it all in together.
And, my girls love it and have claimed it for their room. I don't blame them; I really think it's fun.
I think my favorite part, though, is the fabric I had in my stash that was perfect for Boo's door. It's not a perfect match obviously, but it's pretty darn close and I love that little tribute I was able to add. My oldest wanted me to add Randall (the scary monster) but I declined...
I did a lot of quilting on this little mini. This is the first real product I've used the Bernina Stitch Regulator on, and I was anxious to practice. I did a couple of quilt sandwiches before diving in on this one, and I'm glad I did. It made the quilting a lot more uniform. I tried out a couple of things, and I love the borders between the doors. I think they turned out really cool. Pebbling is one of my favorite quilting motifs, and so I opted to do that for the outside border. It look a long time, but I really like pebbling. I also feel like it's a pretty forgiving beginner pattern because if you don't end the pebble in the right spot to continue on, you can just keep going around the same pebble until you do.
I decided to leave the doors without quilting so they'd stand out...I'm not sure it was the best choice, but I'm really pleased overall with it, and a little jealous my girls claimed it. :-)