Showing you my Schnitzel and Boo Mini

I want to show you my “Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap” quilt that I sent out in the mail last week. If you think you are my partner and don’t want to see it (I am in Briawna’s group) then look away now! If you haven’t heard of the “Schnitzel and Boo” swap it’s a huge swap on Instagram that is just wrapping up now. I has 950 participants and is hosted by Kristi of the blog “Schnitzel and Boo”.

Okay, here it is. I saw on my swap partner’s Pintrest boards that she likes the “Round and Round” quilt pattern by Camille Roskelley. My partner is a very talented quilter so I was quite nervous making for her but I knew I could probably sew this one without screwing it up. 🙂
She really wanted Heather Ross’ Mendocino in her quilt so I have that in the centre square and also in the centres of the spinning star blocks. (I think of them a ninja stars.) I used Cotton + Steel basics for the stars. I asked my husband how he thought I should quilt it and he said with bubbles. I traced some cups and bowls with a water soluble fabric pen to do the quilting. The binding is also a Cotton + Steel Basics fabric. This mini is 24″ x 24″.

I ordered some fabric from Heather Ross’ Spoonflower shop too and made a zipper pouch. It’s lined with the octopus Mendocino fabric. It’s stuffed with fat 16ths and scraps of Mendocino that I didn’t use for this project. I also decorated a tea towel with a band of Mendocino and printed some Mendocino note paper which I can’t show you because it is peronalized with my partner’s name. I am proud of this project and I really love how the Cotton + Steel works with the Mendocino! I can’t wait to see what she thinks of it.

Did you see my post from last Wednesday of the WIPs on my ironing board? I said I really was hoping to get them finished. Well, of course, I didn’t get them all finished but here’s what I got done. I sewed two flying geese blocks for my bee that I’m in over on Flickr. I am now in two bees. This one is called “We Bee With It”. There are six of us and we make two blocks a month for six months. February is my month. Whoo-hoo!

The January Queen Bee wanted Flying Geese blocks and she said we could make any ones that we wanted. These finished up a bit small at 12″ instead of 12 1/2″ but she said she really likes them and that it was okay they were a bit small. Whew! I was so relieved. 🙂

I used scraps from my Hazel block below for the yellow flying geese above.

Here is my Hazel Block. This will be part of the upcoming Hazel Quilt Along and Blog Hop that Angie at Gnome Angel is hosting in February. Head over there or click the Hazel QAL button in my button bar to find out all about it. I am so excited to be a part of this! My Hazel is not finished yet. She still needs her glasses appliqued on but she had to get set aside for a project with an earlier deadline. (You will see that one next Tuesday.) You can get a 25% discount code for the Hazel the Hedgehog patterns by signing up for Angie’s newsletter. Awesome! 🙂 Take that deal and pick out your fabric so you can quilt along with us. Incidentally, I will be sewing only with fabrics already in my stash and I encourage you to do that too! Let’s Sew Our Stash in 2015! (There’s a button on my button bar for that too.)

Alright, I think that’s all I had to tell you today. Thank you for coming over to see my projects. I am linking up with the Tuesday and Wednesday Linkies “Let’s Bee Social”, “Sew Cute” and “Building Blocks Tuesday” (also found in my button bar – I love blog buttons!)

I am linking this up with The 2015 Finish Along. This was goal #5 in this Q1 Goals Post.

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side


  1. Those bubbles are such a compliment to the design, Anita. Such a pretty mini and cute pouch. Your partner is going to be so pleased! Love those Flying Geese blocks, too!

  2. Circle quilting!! That's amazing!

    I have to say I can't believe your partner specified such specific (and difficult!) fabrics she wanted like in her mini (though it was nice of you – and lucky for her- that you could and did oblige!).

    Love your Hazel on the Collage background! I have a heap of that I stashed away for a one day background; I really need to find a project to use it!

  3. Those blocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Be still my heart!!
    How how how do you do it all?? Lucky hubs, lucky kids, lucky school 🙂
    I'm psyched to see what else you're making for your bees and swaps. This schnitzel and boo is a real stunner!! And that bag!!!!!!! drooling!!

  4. These are great! I love your mini quilt. I may have to do some ninja stars like that. I'm on an hst and flying geese kick lately. They're so versatile. Also, Your Hazel is so cute! I was tempted to buy that pattern. I think her glasses will finish her off nicely.

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