I have a lot on my plate at the moment. The children are off school for the summer and my mum will soon be visiting from Australia. However I seem to have joined myself up to a Mini Quilt Swap. I must be mad!
I never used to see the point of mini quilts but I was given a copy of Whip Up Mini Quilts. There are so many cute designs.
Mini Quilts are a brilliant way of practicing new skills without having to commit to a whole quilt. They also allow you to use up scraps, or just the smallest piece of your most precious fabrics.
This sewing machine mini is currently hanging from my workroom door. I was desperate to make this in rainbow colours but I didn’t quite have what I needed in my stash and I obviously needed to get started straight away (you know, as you do when you get a bee in your bonnet!). In the end I am so glad I chose the colours I did.
I really love foundation Paper Piecing and mini quilts are a great way of trying out fun designs that you may not want to incorporate into a quilt. This one also hangs on my workroom door from time to time.
This little quilt was actually made for my daughter’s dolls and I use it to teach students basic patchwork techniques. Dolly doesn’t mind too much!
So, for the Mini Quilt Swap I have been allocated a swap partner along with some of her likes and dislikes. I’ve made a few plans as to what I’m going to make. I now just need to find myself some inspiration. I was hoping that this amazing Mini Quilt Flickr group would provide me with some ideas….unfortunately there are just too many ideas!
I wonder what my partner will make for me?
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