Monday, April 18, 2011

Mini Swap Done!

I made three 12" blocks with the "Something From Nothing" mini quilt swap in mind:



These were all created from scraps laying around. None of them really 'spoke' to me though so I made a fourth attempt. This one began with a house block and a tree block that had magically appeared some time ago when I was piecing scraps. The bird jumped out of Victoria's scraps into the mix and before I knew it I had a complete top!

I even had scrap binding that fit perfectly around this little quilt. I did some machine quilting on it first but couldn't resist putting my personal stamp on it with a few embellishments. ;- ) You know, now that I think about it, back in kindergarten my favorite thing to draw was a house with a tree next to it!

14 comments:

Lisa said...

Too cute! Love the bird in the tree. Aren't these so much fun to make? I think I might need to make more than one too.

MareeR said...

Its gorgeous. I have made several before I think I have my final one now but who knows with all the inspiration I am getting from everyone elses blocks there may be more to come. They are such fun to make.

Chris said...

Your finished creation is just so sweet! Love the embellishments, and the pieced binding is the perfect finish!

CharlotteP said...

Beautiful...love the birds!!

Cathy said...

I love the bird quilt. It is beautiful. Hugs

Helen said...

Truly magical. The house, the heart, the stars, the bird in the tree...all so "quilty" but done with a fairy tale touch.

Elsa said...

love them all especially the one with the house and bird! lovely!

Alexis said...

They are all great, but I love the little garden house one! Looks like you are having LOTS of fun!

Miki Willa said...

These are spectacular! I love the one with the house and bird. I also love the top one with the peace symbols and the triangles. It looks like you had lots of fun.

Sandy said...

That is too cute! Love the embellishments, too.

Catskill Quilter said...

I love your last attempt! Funny how serendipity just appears...I love the bird, and I also love the heart!

Julie said...

I love them all! beautiful colours and fabrics-just lovely!!

sheila 77 said...

This is a perfect mini quilt, it looks just right.

Magpie Sue said...

Thanks so much for your positive comments everyone :- )