WiP Wednesday

Sometimes it’s the little things that count.  I have to keep repeating that mantra, since I don’t have anything BIG to show you, but I have been busy!

I participated in my second ever online swap, with Schnitzel & Boo’s mini quilt swap.  I think I had the best swap partner ever, because I got the greatest mini quilt in the mail!  This quilt was made by Sarah Oviatt and I love it.  I gave her lots of clues as to my favorite colors and style.

Mini Quilt by Sarah Oviatt for Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt Swap
Mini Quilt made by Sarah Oviatt

Those mini churn dashes are so sweet and I love the paper pieced center star.  Not bad on the quilting part either!

Mini Quilt made by Sarah Oviatt

And here’s the back with the very important quilt label:

Mini quilt back

Plus, she included lots of extras, too!  Fingernail polish, note cards, a Hawaiian quilt book and a card.  There is one thing missing from the picture, and that would be the chocolate!  The quilt mouse must have eaten it.

mini swap contents received copy

For my partner, I made a paper-pieced, rainbow-inspired sun with her initial appliqued in the center:

Mini Quilt made by Julie Cefalu for Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt Swap

I had so much fun making this, that I would like to make another one to keep for myself!  The quilting was done with straight lines echoed around the center triangles and pebble quilting around the applique.

Mini Quilt by Julie Cefalu

Here are the extras that I added to the package:  dark chocolate (of course), a charm pack of Joel Dewberry fabric, a zipper pouch (love this pattern, Bridget’s Bagettes by Atkinson Designs), a Frixion pen and a small ruler (both perfect for marking diagonal lines).

mini swap sent copy

And let’s not forget the cute card:

Let's Create Card by Julie Cefalu

It was just as much fun (if not more) putting this package together as it was receiving mine.  I’m sure I’ll be participating in more swaps in the future, and I’ll try to let you know ahead of time so you can join in too.

I got caught up on my BOM’s for July and (June).  Here are two from the Classic Meets Modern Quilt Along at Sew at Home Mummy:

Classic Modern Block 7 by Julie Cefalu

class modern block 6  made by Julie Cefalu

Here’s all seven of them on my design wall:

class modern design wall

And my TQS blocks for A-Z for Ewe and Me are finished for this month:

Letter N of TQS BOM, made by Julie Cefalu

Letter O of TQS BOM, made by Julie Cefalu

Letter P of TQS BOM, made by Julie Cefalu

Letter R of TQS BOM, made by Julie Cefalu

Letters N thru R of TQS BOM, made by Julie Cefalu

Here’s what I have so far:

a thru r blocks 2 copy

That’s it for now.  I’m preparing for the next set of videos that I’ll be doing in August for The Quilt Show.  That usually keeps me out of trouble for a while!  I hope you’re enjoying your day!  Happy Quilting!

Julie

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About Julie Cefalu

Hello! I'm Julie and I love to quilt, craft, read, garden, hike and spend time with my family.

18 thoughts on “WiP Wednesday

  1. Wow what a cute mini quilt you received and and what a cute mini you made.
    What do you do with the mini quilts? Do you have a way of displaying them?

    Thanks for Sharing
    Carla

  2. What beautiful blocks and mini quilts to see this post! I love your swap quilt, and the mini quilt you made for your partner! I always love the fabrics and the colors that you choose, Julie! Those Classic Meets Modern are so pretty!

  3. Such a beautiful group of projects! I absolutely love the mini you made. The colours, the design, the quilting… Everything about it is gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing at TGIFF.

  4. You’ve got so much territory covered that I don’t know where to begin. I love the mini quilts. I would be thrilled to have the one you received and the one you sent is divine! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern for the zippered pouch. One like this was talked about at my last guild meeting and you just helped me find it. Thank you! I’m participating in a mini quilt swap and I love seeing all the different styles of quilts. The fabrics, the colors, the design and the quilting seem to come together into one amazing little piece of art. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. You’ve got so much territory covered that I don’t know where to begin. I love the mini quilts. I would be thrilled to have the one you received and the one you sent is devine! Thank you so muc for sharing the pattern for the zippered pouch. One like this was talked about at my last guild meeting and you just helped me find it. Thank you! I’m participating in a mini quilt swap and I love seeing all the different styles of quilts. The fabrics, the colors, the design and the quilting seem to come together into one amazing little piece of art. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. wonderful quilty goodies. Love the quilt you received and I adore the quilt you sent. Great quilting. Love, love the alphabet quilt xx

  7. Hi Julie, Thanks for sharing. I just love the mini quilts and your alphabet blocks are fabulous. I too enjoy getting your posts. You are an inspiration.

  8. Julie, beautiful as usual. You inspire me that I can do at least something. New mantra: little quilting every day keeps the grumpies away. Quilt on!

  9. you have shared so much that is lovely with us today, what a great quilter you are so much to admire and want here. Still not done any of the sew at home blocks, think I will wait until they are all posted and try and tackle them then as have not got the confidence yet

  10. Wonderful candy for the eye! The mini quilts are gorgeous!!!! You all really did the swap proud! Thanks for sharing so much color and pattern with us! Love your blog.

  11. Hi Julie, I love getting your posts! You always have such great things to show and to tell about! Now I’m going to have to get busy and make one of the pencil/ruler pouches you included in your package! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

  12. Hi Julie. It’s hard to choose a favourite between those two mini quilts you swapped. Both have so much detail and are just lovely. The little extras are always fun ; )

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