Last week I shared a photo of my cut pieces, and left you hanging…sorry about that!  I did post a few photos via Instagram (I’m amyscreativeside) and I’m really liking where the quilt is headed.

Geese hearts!

I’ve been on a flying geese kick lately, and the inspiration given, by my secret partner, lent itself to the stacking of like objects.  I worked out 2″, 4″ and 6″ wide geese, and enjoyed piecing the little bits.  If flying geese are an enigma for you, I shared a tutorial in this post, they are fun to make!

Makeshift design wall.  I pinned batting to my curtain, for a mini quilt!

My kitchen floor is usually the design floor, but for all these little pieces (started with 134, ended with 106 geese!), I had a brilliant idea.  I pinned a piece of batting to the curtain hanging in the kitchen, and presto – design wall!

fab little quilt swap - in progress

Laying out the quilt top, I eliminated one print that wasn’t playing nice, then reconfigured pieces, again and again. Then began sewing, some of the smallest were sewn together as a brick of four, and others are long strips.  In the end there were a few partial seams to join all the columns.  The only problem with the batting on the curtain, was the lack of sunshine for my pictures!

Fab Little Quilt Swap Top

The mini measures 18″ x 24″ – and I’m going to have a hard time sending it off!

Quilting a mini :)

Yesterday I quilted the piece with some straight lines, and cannot wait to finish and wash it.  Love a finish!  I’ll be back with those photos soon – it has to be in the mail by Monday!