Sep 8, 2011

Girl on a Tree Swing ~ Second Finish!

Yay! My second one is done and already up on the wall!
She is totally yukking it up there on that swing. 
What was so funny??
This one is bigger than the first one I did, but the white space is smaller (I think I like the thicker border and white space on the first one better...hmmm). For this one, I tried to follow the color scheme of the original with the fabric I had on hand. You can find Aneela Hoey's super easy tutorial on her blog, Comfort Stitching. I had a really fun time doing this mini-quilt!
I tried to imitate Aneela's quilting style with the border -- see those little circles? Fun! I really like how it turned out. I would love to do a project like this one again with an image that might be appropriate for my son's room (stars and planets, I'm thinking, since he LOVES outer space). Anyone have tutorials in mind??
 I also put some little pockets on the back when I stitched up the binding so that I could hang this baby on the wall. I followed the mini-tut at A Girl in Paradise (though I just used some extra charm squares and didn't bother ironing them.). Super easy.

And then I went outside and found a stick to use and put it inside. The stick is a little bumpy on one corner, so I may have to go back out and find a smaller, straighter stick (the exercising aspect of quilting, I suppose.). Oh, and I added a little rubber band and then hung it up. For my smaller, first girl-on-a-swing mini quilt, I used a chop stick and that worked perfectly!

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  1. What a unique quilt! Thank you for sharing. :)

  2. very nice
    from rochester

  3. Wow! That is very cute and unique.

  4. So fun! :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

  5. How cute is this!!! I love it. very neat. Visiting from Sew Modern Monday.
    ~ Kimberlee at The Spunky Diva 

  6. wow! beautiful! thanks for sharing

    mothercrafter - handmade happiness


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