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My Good Ol’ Summertime Mini Quilt

Here’s the mini quilt I made for the Good Ol’ Summertime Swap. It will start its journey today to my partner in the States.

I used paper piecing strips that I created to stitch the mini flying geese units. They finish at 2″ wide by 1″ high. It went together really quickly and accurately doing them this way.


For the quilting, I stitched around each goose unit and the sashing, then did free-motion loop stippling in the border. I had tried to free-motion the stitch in the ditch, but it was awful, so I ended up using the walking foot instead.


This is the first quilt where I hand-stitched the binding to the back of the quilt. I used Nadine’s Invisible Hand Binding Tutorial; it was a great help. I was slow and rather awkward at the beginning, but got much quicker and more consistent as I worked my way around.

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This post was published on September 21st, 2009. Post topics: My Quilting Journey. Post tags: .

4 Responses to “My Good Ol’ Summertime Mini Quilt”

  1. Shelley C says:

    You did a great job on this! Your partner will be happy to receive this little lovely! I love flying geese, but rarely make them….maybe I should try an all geese quilt?

  2. Trisha says:

    Very cute! I love all the flying geese!
    .-= Trisha’s latest post: DQS7 =-.

  3. Bradie says:

    Beautiful! Love the bright colors, and your piecing is bang on! Fabulous job Michele.

  4. Tonya says:

    very pretty, I hope this is mine.
    .-= Tonya’s latest post: I love gifts. =-.

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