This turned out to be a bright and beautiful, 3D mini quilt.

3D Pinwheel Mini Quilt

When I placed the Mini Quilt next to my open window to click a snap, a few seasonal white flowers flew in through the open window to land on them. What a beautiful day! Overcast sky, hot tea, sweet smelling flowers from the apartment balcony and a completed Mini Quilt.

The 3D feel of the Pinwheels give the Mini-Quilt much needed character πŸ™‚ It also makes FMQ impossible and hence the ‘Stitch in the Ditch’ method for this one suits just fine. I like the look and feel of the quilt and that’s important as it is scheduled to travel across the seas to my #summerloveinvmqs partner. She likes bright colours πŸ™‚ so I cut into my favourite Alison Glass and made her this quilt. Hope she likes it…

The collage below is a summary of the process from fabric to mini-quilt πŸ™‚

3D Pinwheel Mini Quilt

A tutorial to the pinwheels is here πŸ™‚

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Here is the mini quilt I will be taking you through today !

Hand Pieced Mini quilt

Hand Pieced Mini quilt

I love hand embroidery as much as I love English paper Piecing(EPP). A heartfelt thank you to @shoppershaz for giving me the opportunity to go back to hand quilting. EPP rather…
It is such a destressing and enjoyable feeling. Once I started making the squares and triangles, I just couldnt stop. The plan was to make one and I ended up with Three ferryswheel.

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But all was not well to begin with. Of course I knew what I wanted to make and remembered it was a tute from ‘I am a ginger Monkey’ …but to my utter surprise, she has stopped her blog and previous posts are unavailable. Went to craftsy where it was registered but the link was dead.After a bit of research, I realized its called a ferryswheel with EPP triangles and squares.

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That wasnt all. I had no clue how to EPP triangles and squares. Ended up sewing them like spider webs and all was messy. Also, started with solids as I originally planned to make it but they looked rather flat.My mini quilt swap partner loved bright colours. So I finally brought out my Alison Glass FQ bundle which I had received here from Shruti and since then I haven’t looked back.

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The squares were squared and the triangles triangled…then joined and sewed and done! I tried some colourful echo hand quilting around in matching colours and loved it even more .
Sooooo want to make one for myself now!

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I have been quilting for a while but I had never tried flying geese blocks…was always intimidated by the thought of them.

Alison Glass Flying Geese

Alison Glass Flying Geese

When the idea of making a mini quilt came up,the Alison Glass mini quilt swap on Instagram I decided to give it a try with the lovely Alison Glass fabric. The hand embroidered centre is flanked by flying geese on all sides.

Alison Glass hand embroidery

Alison Glass hand embroidery

And here is the finished mini!

Alison Glass mini quilt

Alison Glass mini quilt

My partner would love some goodies so I posted her some Indian Fabric and border, a frixion pen with zippers and a pouch along with the mini.

Alison Glass mini quilt swap

Alison Glass mini quilt swap