Schnitzel & Boo Round 3 swap quilts

Schnitzel & Boo Round 3 swap quilts

Another mini quilt swap has just wound up, and I have both sent off and received my minis. This time I was making for Tammy, who loves red and aqua and and one of whose favorite fabric designers is Bonnie and Camille. While this is not really the style of fabric I typically use, there’s a lot of red and aqua in their lines, so it was perfect. Coming up with something to do with this fabric was a challenge for me, but in the end I really felt like I expanded my quilting horizons in using it.

Mini Swap quilt by Sylvia Schaefer | Flying Parrot Quilts

It is, as usual, paper pieced, because that’s just how I seem to roll. I also tried spiral quilting on this quilt, which was new to me, and I really like how it complements the angular lines in the blocks.

detail of mini swap quilt | Flying Parrot Quilts

For the backing, I used a fat quarter from the line that’s heavy on the red and light blue, and sized it up with some leftover charms from the pack I used for the front.

backing of mini swap quilt | Flying Parrot Quilts

Since people demanded the pattern for this block, it’s available for free in my Craftsy shop!

I also received my quilt from Susan, and I seriously love it, especially that background fabric!

mini quilt swap received, quilt by Susan

Can you believe she’s only been quilting for a year?!

My mini quilt wall is growing nicely. I’ll have to rethink hanging them on my sloped walls soon if I keep up swapping like this!

Mini Quilt Wall | Flying Parrot Quilts


  1. I love love love the mini you made for her! I like the way the blocks fade lighter and the two corners don’t even have blocks in them. It is wonderful and pleasing to study.

  2. Foundation piecing and Bonnie and Camille are some of my favourite things too. I love the block you chose. It is a new-to-me design.
    No, I cannot believe that Susan has just been quilting for a year. I have friends who have been sewing for decades and could not make that.

  3. Fun! I’d like to encourage you to make some money from the paper-piecing pattern… even if it’s only sold for a few dollars. It’s a beautiful pattern that people will enjoy and you deserve to be paid for your work! Your mini wall is super cute too.

  4. Your mini for the swap is wonderfully done. The spiral quilting compliments the hard lines of the paper pieced blocks well! And Susan’s mini is fabulous – I would never have thought she had been quilting for only a year! Visiting from the Stash Bee linkup.