Thursday, November 3, 2011

An Aviary Mini

I had some Aviary 2 scraps left over from this quilt, and I wasn't sure what to do with them. Then I had an impromptu sew-in at a friend's where I was admiring all of the mini quilts she has made. So the next time I was staring down the pile of Aviary 2 scraps, I knew just what to do!
 I tried to go with the flow and do some improv piecing. I also went with an organic straight line quilting style, which I LOVE! It was so easy and fun to do, and I think it goes great with the piecing in this quilt.
 For the back I used a large chunk of the only print that I had left, along with some solids.
Finished size is 20"x20"
Fabrics are Aviary 2 and Free Spirit solids

I think there are lots more minis in my future! In fact, I have a fabulous idea to incorporate some mini quilts into the photo wall that I'm creating in our dining room.
Oh, speaking of mini quilts, I was thinking of setting up a swap. Would anyone be interested in that? We can wait until after the rush of the holidays, if that works best. Leave me a comment if you'd be interested!

13 comments:

Live a Colorful Life said...

That is such a cute quilt! Yes, I would be interested in a swap, definitely after the holidays.

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Jenny said...

Very sweet! I love that line of fabric!

Heather D. said...

This is super cute! I love it, and that fabric is awesome.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

This is so cute! Love the fabric and such a great way to use scraps. I'm about to try some organic straight line quilting on my Dead Simple quilt, I love the look of it!

felicity said...

Super cute mini! They're so satisfying, aren't they? Organic close quilting can be a pain on a larger project but it's perfect for one this size. Love love it!

p.s. I'm a "maybe" on the swap. Keep me posted....

Eryn said...

Hi,

Please put my on your list for an after holidays swap. I'm a member of the Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild just North of you in Abbotsford, BC. Check out our website: www.fvmodernquilt.com.

piecinglight said...

Mini quilt swap? Definitely! Sounds like fun. (I'm in Australia).

Susan said...

I'd love to participate in a swap for after the holidays. Your mini quilt is super cute. Great job. :)

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

I love it, it looks so great!!

Elvy Crafts said...

Beautiful. I love the straight-line quilting -- it really goes well with the big prints. I'm still hoarding my Aviary 2, not sure what I want to do with it yet, but this is definitely inspirational.

CitricSugar said...

Beautiful! I have only crumbs left of Aviary... but maybe I can find enough for something mini. You've inspired me.

Jenna / liveformemories said...

I would be very interested in a mini-swap, if it's open internationally. I haven't made any minis yet, and after the rush of holiday sewing would be best. Would love to explore the world of minis!

gustafson dot jenna at gmail dot com