I'm so happy to have a new finished quilt to write about! The pattern for this 22-inch mini is called New York Beauty Circle of Geese. The finished quilt consists of four quarter-circle blocks, with eight different colored triangles in each curve. The pattern is designed by the very talented Better off Thread and is available for purchase on Craftsy.
I laid out my cut rectangles before I started sewing to make sure I was happy with how the colors flowed.
This quilt gave me the opportunity to earn my paper piecing chops back. It had been a while. It is a somewhat wasteful way to sew, but the perfect points look awfully nice.
One of my favorite things about mini quilts is the opportunity to push yourself to try new things without making too much of a crazy commitment. On this mini, I was inspired by this pattern and made up a similar repeating quilting pattern for the areas outside the largest circle. My free motion quilting skills are still fairly non-existent, so I quilted this mini with my walking foot.
I was tempted to add even more quilted detail, but my dwindling thread decided my stopping point for me!
This quilt was a birthday gift for my dear quilty friend Grayce, who likes rainbow quilts as much as I do. I hope it will be a cheery addition to her wall!