I feel a little silly saying "Happy Monday" it's not quite the same as Friday is it? It's more like "welcome to another week of laundry, dishes, school and work" which somehow doesn't seem as fun.
But I do have gorgeous mini quilts to add some color to our day, so yay for that.
I've been in several mini swaps lately that were all done through IG and I wanted to share here too since I know not everyone is on Ig - if you're already seen these it hope it won't be too tough to see them again ;-)
This first beauty was an actual in person swap done through our local modern quilt guild - after commenting on a mini like this that Rachel was making for someone else she offered to make me one and not being one to look a gift horse in the mouth I said YES. But I offered to make her one too and so our swap was born. Look at all those teeny tiny pieces - amazing. And the quilting adds so much texture and movement without overwhelming the focus design. Super mega mini love.
Made by Rachel ( @marmaladeinstead on IG)
Next up is this bit of eye candy that came from Darci in the 3rd round of the Schnitzel and Boo mini quilt swap on IG. Darci hit it out of the park with this one!
All the AMH paper pieced goodness anyone could ask for and her use of the denim and chambray blew me away. I couldn't love any combination more!
The back was just as fabulous as the front to me! I'm not the only one who loves the backs as much as the fronts am I?
Made by Darci ( @dkbnyny on IG)
Finally THIS! Can you see the clouds part and hear the angels singing?! Because I did when I opened this package all the way from Australia! This was from the Rainbow Mini Quilt swap on IG.
Rebecca chose all these Alison Glass fabrics that just make my heart sing! Seriously so bright and sunny and cheerful, I love looking at it.
I'm actually feeling full of awe and gratitude as I look around my sewing space at all the beauty once strangers made and SHARED with me. I'm clearly the luckiest girl in the world!
Thank you times a million to all these talented makers.
Made by Rebecca ( @2bees on IG)
I'll be back next Monday with another mini of my own but I wanted to take a moment to share all these amazing works of quilty art I received lately.
Also starting a Mini Quilt Monday Link up right here beginning Monday May 4th!
I think it'll be fun to have a place to find some mini quilt love and inspiration besides Instagram and Flickr, trying to decide whether to do every Monday or every other so if you have a preference let me know in the comments and thank you!
Here's to finding beauty (or making) some beauty in this Monday!
Thanks for stopping by :-)