Monday, September 05, 2016

Mini Mini Monday - Me-ow!

I love a swap! So I was very happy when Jennifer @ Little Black Cat Quilting agreed to swap with me. We've been commenting back and forth on each others blog s for some time now and it was fun to come up with a mini mini to send her.
I couldn't resist sending her a little black cat of my own making. All those black low volumes needed something bright to set them off and this Blueberry Park on Kona Limelight fit the bill nicely. You can see my wee sketches in the background. I based this mini mini on Elizabeth Hartman's wee kitties.
 It was half planned, half improv-ed. And I managed not to repeat any blacks on the front!
I wanted to make the back interesting too. I find it tricky to improv small letters, but these came together nicely!
I love quilting mini minis. You can go crazy with dense quilting and not spend a year finishing it!
This Little Black Cat wanted to go play in the yard. Who I am I to say no?
I used Crazy Mom Quilts tutorial for binding tiny things (yet again). It just works so well!
The quilting is very dense and best seen from the back.
What's a swap with a surprise or two? If you're paying attention, you can find some fun notebooks and school supplies that are suspiciously quilty-like. Jenn loves her some Orange Peels, so this was a perfect fit. And everyone loves a sassy little quilt button!
 And look what she sent me! I am absolutely flabbergasted!
Can you even believe this? She made a mini mini of my (as yet unfinished) Technicolor Galaxy. It's bonkers!
She even did rainbow hand quilting! I feel like I should send her a pile more mini minis to even out the awesome! And there was chocolate in the envelope. How lucky am I?

I'm linking up with Cooking Up Quilts for Main Crush Mondays!


  1. What a fantastic swap! I love the little black cat and I suspect Jennifer is thrilled with it, too. :) My goodness, that technicolor mini mini is a stunner.

  2. Love the kitty mini! That would make a great mug rug for a few cat lovers I know. Really cute!

  3. I'm still over the moon about this mini, it couldn't be more me! I squealed about all of it and I'm pretty sure I scared my husband. Lol. It makes me smile everytime I see it, thank you so much!

  4. Keeping it fun! That's what it's all about! You both did great! XO

  5. Fantastic swap! You both put so much thought into each little mini mini.

  6. Wow! Both mini's are fabulous. Love that you put the letters on the back of the one you made Jennifer, and the rainbow quilting she did is to die for! Thanks so much for sharing these on Main Crush Monday - definitely quilts to crush on!

  7. What a fun swap. Your cat is adorable. And your rainbow mini is awesome.

  8. This has me thinking that maybe I should make a cat mini mini to remember my cat, who passed away this week.
    That is a tiny technicolour rainbow!

  9. Your cat is sooo cute....but oh I can sew anything smaller that a 3 1/2 inch square. LOL!!

  10. How cute, right down to the detail in the eyes!


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