Monday, April 16, 2018

Second and third of twelve mini quilts 2018


Thanks to the #12minisin12months sew-along hosted by Kait over at Knot and Thread Design, my mini quilt wall is growing! So glad I jumped on board with this sew-along.

Here's my little cross & star block finished for February. This block has been on my mind since seeing Taunja's over at Carried Away Quilting - gorgeous! 

Straight-line quilting is my thing and it fits perfectly with this one-block mini quilt. I'm thinking I might need a bigger quilt made with this block.

My favorite print from Bonnie & Camille's Daysail fabric line is so cute to see up on the wall.

My finish for March was a slight variation of the star & cross block - added a square in the center of the cross. I just needed to see how it would look.

Such a pretty little finish using my favorite print form Fig Tree & Co.'s Strawberry Fields fabric line.

Again, straight line grid quilting for the quilting win. Lines are 3/8" apart. So, so much fun quilting up both of these mini quilts. They both make me smile, but I think the star & cross might be my favorite (I'm a bit partial to plus blocks : )

Quilt Stats:
Fabric:  Daysail by Bonnie & Camille for Moda
             Strawberry Fields by Fig Tree & Co for Moda
             Bella Solids by Moda
Batting: Flannel
Piecing & Quilting thread:  Aurifil
Size: 12.5" x 12.5"

Happy day!!!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Winter Blues wallhanging - First of twelve mini quilts 2018

This year I'm joining in a fun, yearlong sew-along put together by Kait over at Knot and Thread Design - 12 Minis in 12 Months (over on Instagram- #12minisin12months) . My home is in need of a few small wallhangings and for some time now I have wanted to start a mini-quilt wall in my sewing corner. What a great way to stay motivated throughout the year.

This Winter Blues wallhanging is my first mini quilt for 2018. I pulled some small yardage pieces of Snowman Gatherings and Snowman Gatherings II fabric from my stash bin and settled on a super fun pattern of Sherri's (A Quilting Life) - Hope Chest Quilt.

This little wallhanging was really a lot of fun to piece. Love how you piece four blocks and get a surprise fifth block when its all together. (Hilarious/slap forehead moment - had a brain glitch when cutting squares for HST - completely forgot you got two HST from each square set. Duh! Now I have enough triangles pieced for another wallhanging just like this one : )

A little walking foot quilting and ta da! cute finish just perfect for January going into February in Minnesota. 

Fabric: Snowman Gatherings & Snowman Gatherings II by Primitive Gatherings for Moda Fabrics
Bella solid - 9900 98
Batting: Flannel
Piecing & quilting Thread:  Aurifil #2615 & #2021
Size: 24"x24

Happy quilting, Folks!