I have several tutorials that I want to try linked over in my right sidebar. One that has been on there for quite awhile, I can finally check off! Comfort Stitching’s Girl on a Tree Swing mini-quilt tutorial! I wouldn’t necessarily say that it was quick and easy, but it was relatively, especially considering the huge cuteness-payoff! The tutorial is very well-written and I had no questions as I moved through the various steps. The hardest part was deciding what fabrics to use on the patchwork background!
I have been practicing my freehand machine quilting, so I feel like I did a pretty good job on that. And by the time I finished outlining all the little patchwork squares, I was getting into a good groove for doing the sketchy stitching applique part of the tree/girl/swing. I just did some straight line quilting around the white border area for the “quilting” aspect of it. And I really like the binding that I chose. (It has orange!)
I just love how it turned out! It’s hanging over the bed in our guest room. It’s actually too small for that space, so I’ll probably move it to one of the side walls, but I’ll leave it there for now.