Mini Quilt in Progress

Last week I shared a photo of my cut pieces, and left you hanging…sorry about that!  I did post a few photos via Instagram (I’m amyscreativeside) and I’m really liking where the quilt is headed.

Geese hearts!

I’ve been on a flying geese kick lately, and the inspiration given, by my secret partner, lent itself to the stacking of like objects.  I worked out 2″, 4″ and 6″ wide geese, and enjoyed piecing the little bits.  If flying geese are an enigma for you, I shared a tutorial in this post, they are fun to make!

Makeshift design wall.  I pinned batting to my curtain, for a mini quilt!

My kitchen floor is usually the design floor, but for all these little pieces (started with 134, ended with 106 geese!), I had a brilliant idea.  I pinned a piece of batting to the curtain hanging in the kitchen, and presto – design wall!

fab little quilt swap - in progress

Laying out the quilt top, I eliminated one print that wasn’t playing nice, then reconfigured pieces, again and again. Then began sewing, some of the smallest were sewn together as a brick of four, and others are long strips.  In the end there were a few partial seams to join all the columns.  The only problem with the batting on the curtain, was the lack of sunshine for my pictures!

Fab Little Quilt Swap Top

The mini measures 18″ x 24″ – and I’m going to have a hard time sending it off!

Quilting a mini :)

Yesterday I quilted the piece with some straight lines, and cannot wait to finish and wash it.  Love a finish!  I’ll be back with those photos soon – it has to be in the mail by Monday!


By |2017-02-06T09:18:26-06:00March 14th, 2012|Swap, work in progress|13 Comments


  1. Missy March 14, 2012 at 6:07 am - Reply

    Those white flowers look like snow capped mountains! I love it!

  2. Suzanne March 14, 2012 at 6:22 am - Reply

    I like flying geese and love the variation in the size of yours.

  3. Amy March 14, 2012 at 7:07 am - Reply

    I really like that!!!

  4. Jacque March 14, 2012 at 7:43 am - Reply

    Beautiful mini! Love it!

  5. KimR March 14, 2012 at 8:04 am - Reply

    Wow–I love the way this is turing out! Great quilt!

  6. Lori Smanski March 14, 2012 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Ohhh this is going to be fantastic. I love what you’ve done with the layout

  7. Anne Carter March 14, 2012 at 8:50 am - Reply

    I like the design is in the abstract. I like quilts that make you think.

  8. Beth March 14, 2012 at 9:24 am - Reply

    So stinkin’ cute! The larger white flowers remind me of clouds, the green of trees, the blue of the sky and the large geese make me think of houses. I just love it! No doubts your partner will be pleased. Hope your day is treating you well! Smiles~Beth

  9. Kim March 14, 2012 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Oh how cool is that!?!?!?!! The answer is SO COOL!!!!!!!

  10. Queenie Believe March 14, 2012 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    Beautiful quilt top. I reminds me of the many flocks of Canadian geese, and Canadian snow birds that migrate back north for the summer. Can’t wait to see it all quilted up.
    Have a great day,
    Always, Queenie

  11. cynthia March 15, 2012 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    I really love the quilt! The flying geese must be so teeny.

  12. Sarah March 18, 2012 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    I love this quilt. Simple yet so effective, I also adore the colourwash effect too. I am thinking a bigger quilt in this style may be on my always growing to do list!

  13. Rhonda March 20, 2012 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    Very cute!

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