I have been wanting to try a spider web for some time, so that was the first thing I did. I used this wonderful tutorial - and decided to arrange the triangles like a star. More Christmasy that way. It's about 15.5" square.
I left the paper foundation on until the whole quilt was pieced - I think I successfully avoided some crazy bias waves and it was all nice and square in the end.
The 1 1/2" honey bun strips were perfect for this! Then I added in a little bit of Munki Munki sledders for fun. I LOVE 'Drop Off Hill'.
The idea is that each of these mini quilts will hang on the back of the banquet chairs, like my own little quilt festival! Then each woman will get to take home her little quilt as a gift from me. All of the quilts will be made using Figgy Pudding, but I'm hoping to make each one different. Hopefully I don't run out of steam or get too sick of all that Figgy Pudding before I'm done!
Next were some basic log cabins, again using the honey bun strips. This time two little Heather Ross gnomes slipped out of the forest and into my block! This one finished at 13" x 17".
After I finished the first one, I realized I probably would never label all 10 minis if I waited until the end like I normally do. So I will piece a little label right onto them all like this.
I'll use this as a fun way to try out new techniques, perfect blocks I already know, and recreate some of the amazing inspiration quilts you can find around flickr and blogs.