Howdy quilty peeps! I'm currently working on a large quilt and while it is going well (sneak peek to follow), I've decided that I really love minis. They are so easy to quilt because you aren't dealing with the dreaded drag of a large quilt's bulk. I have a long armer friend who has been whispering tempting phrases in my ear about the joys of long arm quilting. And while life circumstances dictate that purchasing a long arm is not a prudent choice for me right now, I have to say it does sound enticing.
Here is my latest mini:
I have to admit, those quilted spider webs make me squeal!
The tutorial for the 3D pinwheels can be found in the previous post. The fabric line is Monster Bash by Moda and the quilt finished at 21 inches square. I had a half yard of one of the prints in this line so I pulled out an old pattern and made this cute hobo sling bag.
It's actually quilted but I just outlined each of the monsters in orange thread so it's fairly subtle but does give a nice weight to the bag. Perhaps it will make a good trick or treat bag for my partner's kiddos. I also included some scraps and a bit of yardage from the backing, along with a Las Vegas magnet and two bobbins of clear thread for her to try.
I also made a non-quilted version of the hobo bag to include with my text me mini quilt swap along with two clear bobbins, a charm pack and a Vegas magnet. Pictures of the mini can be found in this post.
Here they are all ready to go out - one to Oregon and one to New Jersey. The Halloween one is early but that is so I have time to work on a special project. Here's that sneak peek I promised: