Sunday, November 27, 2011

little quilt monday~~~mini holiday quilt swap


Little Quilt Monday

I joined the 15 Minute Holiday Swap.  The rules for the swap were to make a 12 X 12 inch mini quilt for your partner in the holiday theme of their choice.  My swap partner picked Christmas as her theme.  If you have ever read the 15 Minutes Play blog then you know that the idea is to use scraps and orphan blocks to make fabric to use in quilting, while you create and play : )

I am entering the 2011 Christmas Quilt Show with this little Christmas mini quilt.  I hope you will go check out all the wonderful entries at SewCalGal's blog!

I am new to this type of creative freedom!   I enjoyed the process, and I will do this more often because we all know that there are always scraps of fabric left over from other projects.  Making fabric from scraps is really lots of fun.  Do you ever make fabric from scraps?


I hand stitched with red crochet thread in the big stitch style that is becoming very comfortable for me.



I hope my swap partner likes her mini Christmas quilt.


Remember to add your pics to the Little/mini quilts flickr group or the Mini quilts Facebook page : )
I am linking up to Finish It Up Friday.


Now it is your turn to link up something that you have been working on.  Let's inspire each other on this
Little Quilt Monday!

piece,
elizabeth

44 comments:

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Really nice work on the Christmas mini ... it looks so festive! I love looking at all the intriguing things going on at the 15minutesplay's blog! I especially like the "cookie crumbs" (or was it "crumb cookies"?) blocks they were making for their regular bee. Too cute!

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Love your little 12 inch quilt!
I linked up a lap quilt. The idea for the denim block could be used in a mini quilt!
Thanks for hosting!

Sandy said...

Cute! I'm sure your swap partner will be more than pleased.=)

Joanna said...

I'm sure your partner will love this mini quilt. I love the star and hand stitching.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Minis are such fun and quick. Lots of possabilities for embellishing and personalizing. So cute.

Julimond said...

a lovely miniquilt.

Iris from Germany

Barbara said...

Very cute.

Mrs.Pickles said...

very cute!

Nanbon44 said...

Your swap partner will love it, I know I would

Sue Daurio said...

Your mini is cute and yes I do make fabric out of scraps all the time. I love applique on strings or pieced fabric. Just heaven!

Michele Hester said...

Very nice! Thank you for sharing.

Lesley said...

Lovely Christmas mini!

Wilma NC said...

Very pretty!! I love all things Christmas.

Snoodles said...

The hand stitching really sets off the star...lovely!

nima said...

wow..gorgeous

Needled Mom said...

Scrap quilts have always been a favorite of mine too. It looks wonderful.

LynCC said...

I'm sure she will - it's so cute!

maggie said...

So sweet! Thanks for sharing.

sew.darn.quilt said...

so cute!! Thank you for sharing.

Carolyn

Christine M said...

The red stitching looks so good on your little quilt. It's lovely. I'm sure your partner loved it.

Carrie P. said...

I think your swap partner will like it very much.
I know I do.

QuiltSue said...

That's a lovely mini.

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

Fun! I love that 15 minute play idea!!!

Karen said...

This is a wonderful way to use your scraps. The mini looks great.

amandajean said...

i love using scraps to make other fabric, too! it's so thrifty and satisfying! your star mini quilt is great! i love your chunky stitching. (what do you use for thread?) i love the idea of just playing with scraps...something i should do more often!

thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

Judy said...

I'm sure your swap partner will love it...I do.

Mary said...

Lucky Swapper!

bethanndodd said...

So cute! Love the hand stitching along the star. No doubt your partner will enjoy it! Smiles~Beth

Elena said...

¡Es muy bonito! Your partner will love it!
Un beso
Elena

Janet said...

This is lovely indeed! Your swap partner will love it!

Manda said...

Lovely little mini!

Judi said...

nice work!

Jen said...

Sweet mini!

notes of sincerity said...

What a great little quilt. :0)
Have a nice weekend.
Sincerely. Trish

Rachel said...

Sweet little quilt!

Laurel said...

i think mini quilts are a great way to try new things!

Rachel said...

Awesome quilt. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Heather said...

I love your sweet little star.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This is such a sweet mini.

KOcanQuilt said...

I am becoming more interested in mini quilts so this was fun to see. Thanks for sharing.

Michele said...

Great mini quilt :-)

Kelli said...

That is super cute, Elizabeth!

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

Love the skewedness (is that a word?) of the design. Good work!

Sally said...

Great little mini quilt.
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