Friday, November 4, 2016

Bonnie and Camille Barn Quilt Mini Swap

This next swap was a quick one.  I only had to make one block using either Bonnie and Camille fabrics or Fig Tree Quilt fabrics and then quilt it and bind it. You could choose from 12 inch or 6 inch block.

I choose the Bonnie and Camille 6 inch block.  I used one of the star patterns from my partner's mosaic and recreated the design in EQ7 to the right size and turned it into a paper piecing pattern.

I used my mini charm pack to create a scrappy version of the block.

Quilting such a small quilt was fun and quick and good practice for my curves.

I didn't have any Bonnie and Camille yardage that matched for a binding, so I had to use some quilters candy yellow from Connecting Threads.  It matched perfectly.

This little mini flew all the way to Indiana.

The person who had me also took a pattern from my mosaic and sent me this wonderful mini mini.

Stay tuned for more minis!


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Over the Rainbow Mini Quilt Swap

For my Over the Rainbow Mini Quilt swap I decided to make a rainbow of butterflies.
I can't get enough of these cute little butterflies.  They are a free pattern from LillyElla
They finish at 5 inches so they only need small pieces of fabric to complete.

I used my left over Blue Berry Park fabric.  I had just enough to get all the colors of the rainbow.

I added some sashing and corner stones and viola...

A lovely array of rainbow butterflies that flew all the way to Washington State.
This one measures about 20 x 20 inches.

The partner who sent to me noticed my love for paper pieced butterflies and sent  me this fabulous mini all the way from New Zealand. I have it hanging on my cubical at work. I love it!

I have a few more mini's to show so stay tuned!