Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mini Quilts

Happy Fall!

Over the past 5 weeks I have been teaching a Crazy Quilting class at a local quilting store and also trying to catch up on a few CQ RR's. Stepping back from CQ (somewhat) I took the time to complete two Mini Quilts for a Mini Swap I am in on the HGTV Board. The first mini (above) is a Fall mini and is for Christine. Using the orange and yellow fabric in this mini has certainly shown me that the two colors I most dread can certainly be pretty together. They are slowly growing on me LOL! With each mini sent out, the girls also send a little gift so I picked up some of the scraps from this mini and made Christine a little Needlebook - actually I lined it with some low-pile fleece which is awesome to use when beading... the beads don't roll away from you.

Here is the mini Christine made me in return - I just love it! She also sent me on of her beautiful pieces of tatting - gorgeous colors!!!!

My second mini was for the Christmas Mini Swap. This one was made for MyJack - it is a smaller version of the Fall mini - done up in blue and white snowy Christmas fabrics and embellished just a bit with some glittery trim and crystals. I also made her a small needlebook out of some of the scraps used on her mini. This one is in the mail and should be arriving to her house soon.... Oops - Surprise! I forgot to tell her it was on the way!


  1. Love them both. I always enjoy seeing a couple different colorways for a pattern. Of course the work on the needle books is gorgeous,too.

  2. These are all stunning. Always love a good picture show :)

  3. Your swapping quilts with the trees are just lovely. They do have a look of crazy patch it a tiny way. They are sure to love the needle books too. The crazy quilt touches on those are amazing.

  4. Just beautiful work! You are staying busy!

  5. Gorgeous work Nicki~ love your color choices...

  6. ooough these trees worked up so nice! your pp'ing is fantastic Nickilee!!! and that one in blue and white... VERY wintry! ;) Your swap partner is gonna love it!

    I'm still trying to come up with my pattern plan for my Christmas mini swap with crazy'boutquilts...

    Happy Weekend & Love from Texas! ~bonnie

  7. Thank you all for your nice commments. I forgot to mention when I was writing about the mini tree quilts that they are paper pieced. I enjoyed making them so much - that is why I decided to make them both for the Fall & Winter.

  8. Beautiful, beautiful projects!
    Those trees are gorgeous, keep making them, each are so different!


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