Indian Puzzle Mini Quilt

05 February

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.

Indian Puzzle Mini Quilt by Angela Bowman of

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.

Indian Puzzle Mini Quilt by Angela Bowman of

I’m always amazed at how many designs you can make with half-square triangles.

Indian Puzzle Mini Quilt by Angela Bowman of

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.

Indian Puzzle Mini Quilt by Angela Bowman of

Postcard quilt blocks make cute quilt labels!  This little blue fella was begging to be a label on the back.

Indian Puzzle Mini Quilt by Angela Bowman of

Want to see what I got from my secret swap partner?

Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap Gift Received by Angela Bowman of

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.

3 Responses to “Indian Puzzle Mini Quilt”

  1. Dainey 03/11/2015 at 6:05 pm #

    Hi Angela, I ran across your blog through pintrest and was super impressed and then low and behold I saw you were from Meridian Idaho. So cool, so am I!! I’m new to quilting but I find its always exciting to run into people in my community who have the same interests. Anyway, neat blog and great photos.

  2. Mia 06/06/2015 at 8:12 am #

    Thank you so much for the very organized sewing journal you posted at Sew Mama Sew! I linked you to my sewing organization round-up at

  3. Alison 11/08/2015 at 5:50 am #

    Both the mini-quilts are great, although if I had to express a preference I think I would go with yours. I really like the geometric design and the little owls and hedgehogs are cute too!

    Well done.

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