Saturday, September 13, 2008

Miniature Booty Swap Quilt Received

I received my Miniature Booty Swap quilt this week, and it turns out my partner was Toni, the Quilting Pirate herself! Yes, the swap hostess was my partner! And let me tell you, she did a fantastic job.

Here is my new quilt, named "Blue & Green Cubed":

Isn't it wonderful? I've been a long-time admirer of anything with the Bento Box look. I've even bought the pattern but haven't been able to make one yet. So I was thrilled when I received something (to keep!) in one of my favorite patterns.

The colors are great, too. I wonder sometimes if people regret pulling my name in one of these swaps because I'm a guy, and it's not always the easiest thing to pick quilting fabrics suitable for a guy. But, so far, it doesn't seem to be an issue for anyone because all of my swap quilts are GREAT!!

Here's my favorite little detail ... the pirate's signature, perhaps? : )

And here's the back ...

... and label.

Toni also included some great pieces of fabric in her package. Thanks so much, Toni!!

Literally, within 10 minutes of opening this package my daughters absconded with both the quilt and the fabric pieces.

The quilt became a magic carpet (they're on an Aladdin kick) for Megan's Barbies:

And the fabric became a blanket for Bevin's dollies (and kitty):


  1. Such a beautiful quilt!! Love the fabrics! Your girls may become quilters!!!!

  2. Great quilt -- lucky you!

    My boys do the same -- whenever fabric comes in the mail they need to pull it all out and run around with it. So far I've been able to keep my mini quilts on a shelf out of reach, but I don't know how long that's going to last . . .

  3. I love the bento box too! Great little quilt :)

  4. I think anyone would be thrilled to have you as a swappartner! You do beautiful work, and you always appreciate the work that goes into the quilts you recieve!

    This is gorgeous! I love the Bento Box pattern too.... This is wonderful!

  5. that quilt is so fabulous! I love the bento box pattern. and those colors are wonderful.

  6. Now THIS is a great bento box! I'm envious.

  7. LOVE bento box quilts-this one is fabulous.

  8. That pirate fabric is FANTASTIC!

  9. great color layout! looks great even on BARBIE!

  10. I made a queen-sized bento box for my son and his new bride from a pattern I found on Margaret's blog. It is made strip pieced and quite easy. Here is the link: Mine was black Kona cotton background, bright batiks, chili peppers/black background for backing and multistripe/black binding on the diagonal. I had it machine quilted by a professional and gave it to them at the reception. They loved it and it was a big hit.