Schnitzel and Boo Mini Swap

How could I not opt in for round three of the ever popular Schnitzel and Boo Mini Swap (#schnitzelandboominiquiltswap) on Instagram!? I realize with the Rainbow Mini Swap (#rainbowminiswap) this means I had committed myself for four swaps before finishing or receiving the first one. I guess I dove right in. I've just passed by the opportunity for the Spring Fling Mini Swap and I think I'm already regretting it. Ah well, I'm sure there will be some other great opportunities soon. (You should probably just leave me a comment with details on any open swaps you know about.) ;-) In the time I composed this message, I've joined another swap, the Alison Glass Mini Quilt Swap (#alisonglassminiquiltswap). So excited! :-)

Okay, so Schnitzel and Boo... My partner likes the designers Tula pink, Anna Maria Horner, and Alison Glass and she loves color. I took this as an excuse to purchase my first Tula Pink fabrics, which I love as well!

I've personally been drooling over these adorable paper pieced envelope blocks all over Flickr and IG (#swakswap -- though the origins or details of the swap are a mystery to me except it started at least a year ago). Anyway, I finally made my first couple blocks at the beginning of December and decided this was the way to go for the swap. (I also decided that I need to make myself lots of envelope blocks!) The pattern comes from Patchwork Please by Ayumi Takahashi.

Here's the resulting 13.5" x 13.5" mini quilt that I sent to my partner. I made some stripes on my binding which I like but were kind of a pain... so not sure how soon I'll be piecing stripes on a binding again.

Here's a peek at the backing which shows my in-the-ditch quilting.

I even ended up with my first envelope block for me (unless I go and make something for someone else out of it!) since I didn't like how dark the purple was in the lower left position.

Linking up on Needle & Thread Thursday, Finish It Up Friday, TGIFF and Fabric Frenzy Friday.

This is one of my finishes from my Q1 Finish Along Goal List. Linking up to the Q1 Finishes party at On the Windy Side.

30 thoughts on “Schnitzel and Boo Mini Swap

    1. sarah

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      Thanks. She can totally send it back if she doesn't, cause I love it! (Gonna have to make some more of those blocks soon!) Thanks for visiting.

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  1. Oh these are adorable!! The raccoon peeking out of the envelopes are my favorite--perfect fussy cutting (or assiduous cutting, as I call it) :) I'm sure your partner will LOVE it!

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Kitty! So glad I ended up with a raccoon envelope block for myself. I'm thinking it would make a fun mug rug by itself. :-)

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Soma. It was supposed to arrive to her today... but it seems it may not have made it yet. I hope she loves it!

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Jennie! I was just working on my Q2 goals and thinking about how I'd really like to make more of these blocks for myself! Alas, there are many things that are higher priorities. Your Q2 list looks great. So much awesome fabric in your plans.

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    1. sarah

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      I'm keeping one raccoon envelope in a box until I can find time to make more for myself. :-)

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Kathy. I just love this pattern. It's on my bucket list for making a larger quilt using the pattern for myself. I finally just quilted and bound that single purple raccoon block as a mug rug for myself since I hadn't made any forward progress on making more blocks.

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