Like so many others out there, I was captivated by Aneela Hoey's Girl on a Tree Swing quilt. I remember reading her tutorial on how to do the mini-quilt and bookmarking it many, many months ago. And it just stuck with me. So, now that things have settled down a little more for me this summer, I decided to give it a try.
The piecing and free-motion quilting of the scraps was a lot of fun. I liked putting everything together. When it came time to outline the tree, the apples, and the little girl, I was excited! The face was harder than I thought it'd be. But I think it turned out well enough. My girl looks like she's yukking it up about something.
I saw so many neat versions on blogs out there that I decided to give it another try with a red-white-and-blue background. This background is also half the size as the one above (though the parts like the tree and girl are the same sizes).
I'm in the process of now quilting the designs so that I'll have two little wall hanging mini-quilts in the end. It's a relatively easy project (depending on how fussy you are) and fun to do something different. I'm hoping to get the mini-quilts done in the next week or so!
I'm happy to be linking up here with Lee at Freshly Pieced today: