Mint Swirl, Bound and Entered

Most everyone voted for a red binding earlier; I agreed. So red it is. Riley Blake confetti cotton red. Luckily I’d bought a couple reds and a darker teal when I was RB shopping.

Since today is the final day for submitting to the Modern Quilt Guild’s Riley Blake challenge (#mqgfabricchallenge), it is a good thing the weather, my quilt holder’s schedule, and my schedule cooperated for the photo. (The binding has been stitched for about a week.) I lost a little width and length because the sides were more irregular than I’d realized when measuring earlier. After trimming to the smallest on each side, I ended with a quilt 49 x 68. Close enough to the 50 x 70 goal.

Mint Swirl bound

49 x 68

Does it look like the quilt is defying gravity?  I was in such a hurry to catch the sunlight just right that I neglected to have the top on top, so yes, the photo is rotated.

Back story begins here 

Just in case you don’t read back to the beginning, I’ll repeat my design source.  I was following Sherri Lynn Wood’s Score #9, Get Your Curve On from her Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters.

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6 responses to “Mint Swirl, Bound and Entered

  1. dezertsuz

    Absolutely stunning, Claire. Might be my favorite of the last few.

  2. Cher

    great photo! glad you met the deadline…

  3. Awesome quilt! I think your curves are getting better and better!

  4. Perhaps you should consider keeping it this way up, and rename it Mint Swirl Cloud! It’s delicious, either way!

  5. Claire, wow. You have an amazing sense of design! The red binding is perfect! Congrats on finishing this wonderful piece 🙂

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