Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival: Western Tanager Mini Quilt

It's that time of year again!  Amy from "Amy's Creative Side has been hosting the semi-annual "Blogger's Quilt Fest" for more than a few years now.  It's the best virtual quilt show that I've found!  Thanks Amy!

I made this paper pieced mini quilt as a block in Joanna's (of Shape Moth) Forest Quilt Along that she hosted last Spring.  It is her "Eurasian Jay" pattern that I tweaked a little and changed the coloring to turn it into one of my very favorite birds, the Western Tanager.

Quilting this was a lot of fun.  I turned all 6 of the blocks that I made into either mini quilts or a pillow, all of which reside in our living room. They were just too pretty to fold up and tuck away into a closet.

The quilt is 16 inches by 16 inches, and took just as long to make as many of my much larger quilts.

Please look at the link above to see other wonderful quilts made by the blogger community!!


  1. These are all great. I love those blocks. This does look labor intensive, but the results are wonderful.

  2. Nice adaptation! I know how hard it can be to get all those little pieces in exactly the right spot with complicated paper-piecing designs - great work!

  3. Incredible piecing - and a lovely background fabric

  4. WOW! I've seen these quilt blocks before on the designer's blog. Truly stunning. Love what you did with your fabric choices - and skill level!

  5. Beautiful! I have loved these paper pieced blocks ever since I started seeing them. Your quilting is perfect!

  6. This is just gorgeous and it is a great idea to enjoy it every day by turning it into a pillow.