Two more swap mini quilts

Two more swap mini quilts

Here are two quilts I’ve made for recent swaps. There seem to be less swaps happening on Instagram these days, so my obligations for the time being are finished. That’s probably a good thing, as I have a ton of personal projects awaiting completion!

This quilt was made for the Geeky Science Swap. While the mini isn’t particularly science-inspired, my partner was a big fan of the TV show “Lost,” and it turns out that the logo suits itself really well to patchwork.

Lost quilt front | Flying Parrot Quilts

The center is raw edge appliqué. I did at least use some science fabric for the piecing of the outer portion.

Lost quilt detail | Flying Parrot Quilts

And the backing was science-inspired, too.

Lost quilt backing | Flying Parrot Quilts

I used some new opaque fabric markers for the label, and was rather pleased with how well they worked!

I also participated in the second round of the Rainbow Mini Swap, but ended up not making a rainbow quilt as my partner seemed more into pink and yellow than rainbows!

Rainbow Mini swap round 2 quilt | Flying Parrot Quilts

I cut some of these patches with my Silhouette machine, but eventually went back to the old-fashioned way. A pattern is available here.

Rainbow Mini swap 2 detail | Flying Parrot Quilts

I found a perfect backing in my stash, although I always end up having to piece the backings for mini quilts because a fat quarter isn’t quite enough.

Rainbow Mini swap 2 back | Flying Parrot Quilts

  1. These are cool! Actually that first one is amazing, and I’m not even a Lost fan. Didn’t even relate the quilt to the show at all because I’ve never watched it. But the piece is awesome!

  2. Love the raw edge applique, looks almost drawn on! And the second quilt is just so pretty, like a fancy painted easter egg … inspired work, as usual!

  3. Oh, that backing fabric from the Octagon! Fell in love with it and bought and ENTIRE bolt! Samarra makes awesome fabrics! Love the mini.