I'm part of a Facebook group that is all about quilting, sewing and creating. It's a great group of supportive women, all at different stages in their quilting journies and who are able to offer advice, support and also teach each other about different techniques, etc. If you'd said to me ten years ago I'd be involved in this sort of group, I'd have laughed at you! But now, I check that page several times a day, share stuff on it, comment on others posts, it's fabulous!!
Within the group, we had an organised swap of mini quilts - 18" square-ish. It was the first time I'd ever made something like that, never even considered making anything like that to be honest.
Thank goodness for Pinterest!! I was able to search on there for ideas as to what to do. I settled on a tree with applique leaves that I ironed on using fusible webbing and then sewed very close to the edge with a small straight stitch and my zipper foot.
In return I received a lovely floral mini quilt from my partner with lots of colourful flowers appliqued on the front. It's really vibrant and bright, using purple batik fabric around the outside.