Friday, June 13, 2014

Fox-Geese Miniquilts

A few weeks ago, I signed up to participate in the mini quilt swap held over at Schnitzel & Boo. Everyone participating filled out a questionnaire about things we like in our mini quilts :) and then a few days later I got my assigned partner. It's a secret swap in that the makers know who they are making for, but nobody knows who is making the quilt they will receive. It's fun because there are two assigned hashtags (#makeaquiltmakeafriend and #schnitzelandboominiquiltswap) and lots of gorgeous pictures are being posted at instagram (and in the flickr group) while people are designing, deciding, and making their projects and extra goodies.

Here's my progress so far:
foxgeese mini1 
The adorable fox pattern is from Sonja at Artisania. It was a little tricky with all the angles, and I had to unpick a few times, but it worked out in the end. I have had flying geese on my mind for a while, so I decided to add a row of them on one side of the fox block. And then bordered it with a greenish aqua from a solids layer cake I have in my stash.

And... I'm making a twin quilt to keep. I've done this once before in a swap, and there's one I made for a swap that I still want to replicate for myself because it turned out so cute. So here's the second fox-geese quilt:

foxgeese mini2 
The geese blocks are a little darker, and I gave this one a gray border.

Next up is embroidering eyes while I watch a show, and then layering and quilting. I don't know how I'll quilt them yet. 



Nancy in IN said...

I really like the quilt. So cute.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

So sweet - I hope this is sent to me!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the fox! I've used it a few times too. I love it with the flying geese!

Elizabeth said...

Oh, no. Now I have that song stuck in my head.

Those are SO cute! Love your colors! I'm sure your swap partner will love hers!

xo -E

Tina said...

Took me a min. to get the fox but it's darling.

QuiltNut Creations said...

Just adorable! I so regret not joining the swap.