My Teal Mini

I don’t know if you were aware of it or not, but September was ovarian cancer awareness month. The color for ovarian cancer awareness is teal, and a group I met online decided to raise money for ovarian cancer research by having a teal mini quilt exchange.

The swap was incredibly successful and raised over $4,000 for the cure! After signing up, I was assigned a swap partner. My partner was Barb, and she lives in Alaska. We had until October 2nd to mail our finished quilts to our partner. Barb was in the process of moving to another state, so I got my quilt a little late. Here’s what Barb made me.

I told her that I wanted her to make me something that would remind me of Alaska and the new friend I’d made. Barb has an embroidery machine so I knew her quilt would feature some kind of embroidery, but wow! Isn’t the bear truly awesome?

We were each given a small bit of teal fabric to include in our quilt--in this case it was the modern stripe fabric you see in the HSTs. Barb even included some teal ribbon fabric in her mini. Wasn’t that great?

Here’s what I made Barb. It’s my Berry Cross block, set on point with a flying geese border. Isn’t it beautiful?

I quilted it with close parallel lines, and I really like the result! It’s traditional to send along some things from your home state, so I included an Indy tour guide, a postcard showing the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and a magnet celebrating our state’s bicentennial. I also included some Amish pecan crunch. If you’ve never tasted this stuff, you’ve never tasted heaven! It’s buttery crunchy deliciousness.

My only regret is that in the rush to get the quilt sent, I forgot to take a photo of just the quilt. Here’s the best photo I’ve got—a late night shot of the quilt before I put the binding on.

Here are the quilt details.

Tealberry Cross
18” x 18”
Original design
Fabrics: Kona Snow and scraps from my stash
Batting: Quilter’s Dream Request
Piecing Thread: Aurifil 50 wt. #5011
Quilting Thread: Aurifil 50 wt. #2024 and Mettler Metrosene Plus 100 wt #0554
Pieced and Quilted by Jennifer Fulton

This was a project on my 2016 FAL list, so I get to knock another one off.

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