Meet Moxie, the Irish-bound Mini Quilt!

Well, at long last I can finally reveal my mini quilt that I did for Cindy at Fluffy Sheep Quilting as part of the Atlanta-Irish MQG swap! Despite the lack of numbers anywhere in her address (which was a common occurrence amongst all the Irish swap partners – we Atlantans were a bit dubious!), she told me today the package got there safe and sound.

Meet Moxie:

Cindy said she liked “clear, bright colors” and of course all I could think of in my stash was the collection of mottled burgundies and browns. Fortunately, I also have a pantload of oranges and lime greens!

Moxie originally started off as an applique pattern but there were issues with the stitching. So I went with embroidery instead.

Moxie - Center Detail
It’s sort of a risk to use the chevron print (from Riley Blake, which I got from my friend Andi’s shop) for embroidery, but I think it mostly paid off. It makes it interesting, to say the least.

I used a couple different quilting techniques to finish it:

Moxie - Border Detail

Zapper approves.

Moxie - Gratuitous Helper Cat Shot
I’m excited to say that I will soon be selling the center design as both an embroidery and applique design! I’m still working out some details with a partner and we’ll have some exciting launch news soon!

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