An IG friend mentioned wanting to swap with me and I could always use a new mini quilt for my sewing room so I happily agreed! She didn't give me any instructions or preferences so I just made something that I loved!
Sadly, I love it a bit too much and I have a feeling I'm going to cry a little when I mail it to her! :) I used this pattern by Diane. CLICK HERE for a chance to win the pattern!!! There are two versions, one finishes at 12" and one at 18" (mine is 18"). All of the fabric is by either Anna Maria Horner or Tula Pink with the exception of the black/white background fabric which is a print from Wordplay by Benartex. Creating the 8 sections went relatively easy; the tricky part is sewing the 8 sections together so the everything lines up! Lets just say I did not get it right the first, second, or third time with some sections! I decided on some minimal radiant quilting from the center (thanks Michelle!) and my favorite color teal solid for the binding.
Instead of highlighting the stars this pattern can create, I decided to highlight the geese! I was surprised how different the pattern looked when I was done! Change the fabric around and you get a whole new look! I won't lie, this took some time and a LOT of background fabric--I tend to cut pieces way bigger than necessary when dealing with paper pieced triangles. I somehow always muck it up and have the fabric fall short of the area I'm trying to cover. I really hate ripping out tiny paper piecing stitches so I over compensate by cutting the fabric larger than necessary. Anywho! Hope Chrissy likes her new mini and it doesn't accidentally get stuck to my wall.........I mean, LOST in the mail!