Spring Fling Mini Swap


I participated in my first mini quilt swap on Instagram a couple months ago. I had a great experience. I found some new friends, had a lot of fun making a mini quilt and received a fun mini quilt in return.

I quickly signed up for another swap. This one is called the Spring Fling Mini Swap. I started by making three hexagon flowers. Somehow this is the quilt I ended up with. To me it represents spring.spring fling mini

To make the alternating blocks, I drew the shape on a 6″ piece of paper. Then I cut them out and traced them onto freezer paper. I cut the templates out of freezer paper, I added a 1/4″ seam allowance. I made the blocks using the templates. It worked out fairly well.

I intended to hand quilt the quilt. As soon as I got the quilt spray basted, the quilt told me how it wanted to be quilted. It quilted up fairly quickly.
spring fling mini2

I love the way it looks on the back!spring fling mini3I am not very good about all the “extras” that go along with some swaps. However, I have found that I enjoy making simple zip bags. This is the zip bag I made with scraps from the quilt.

spring fling bag

The triangles that make up the center band were left over from the charm squares after I cut out the triangles for the quilt. I randomly pieced the rest. My favorite part is the green Ty Pennington fabric inside. The piece I had left was just the right size for the bag. I love it when it comes together like that!

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