I recently participated in round 3 of the Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt Swap, an online swap exchange of handmade mini quilts organized by Kristi McDonough. I was to make one mini quilt measuring no larger than 24 inches square, based on my secret partner’s preferences. This is what I made for my partner Angela, who likes novelty prints of cute animals.
I cut out a bunch of cute little owls, hedgehogs, and foxes from some fabric scraps I had. Angela said she prefers grunge to a solid fabric, so I paired some grunge with white to make a block that I thought was cool-looking: Indian Puzzle.
I’m always amazed at how many designs you can make with half-square triangles.
I crosshatch quilted it with white thread. Simple and cute. For the binding, I pieced together all the grunge fabric pieces I had leftover for a scrappy look.
Postcard quilt blocks make cute quilt labels! This little blue fella was begging to be a label on the back.
Want to see what I got from my secret swap partner?
Isn’t it cool? It was made by Andrea Champ. Knowing that I love black and white with bright color, she made this for me. I’m so spoiled!
To see what the other folks in the swap made, take a peek at the Mini Quilt Swap Flickr group or peruse through the hashtags on Instagram #makeaquiltmakeafriend and #schnitzelandboominiquiltswap.