I am on a roll with these mini quilts, it seems. I made two in one month!
This one is a gift for my friend Heather. She moved her sewing space from an unfinished basement to a bedroom upstairs in her house. With lots of wall space for mini quilts!
The block is the Double Z from the book Vintage Quilt Revival. Despite my dislike of making half square triangles, I really do like how they look. And the different ways you can put them together to create different looks.
For Heather’s quilt, I used some squares from a mini (2 1/2″ squares) charm pack of Sunnyside by Kate Spain (my favorite fabric designer). What else can you do with these teeny squares but make mini quilts?
My favorite part of this mini is the quilting. I free motion quilted back and forth lines going in all directions and only ‘stitched in the ditch‘ on the actual block. I love how the block puffs out because the surrounding parts are so densely quilted.
The binding is some leftovers from my mom’s quilt. I backed it in bleached muslin; its quilted with white Gutterman thread. And, look, I even signed the back. (I really need to make some quilt labels. It is on the to-do list.)
This was a super quick project. I started it on Friday with the goal of giving it to her on Sunday at the very first sew in for the Denver Metro Modern Quilt Guild <- more on that at a later post!
Lately, I’ve just needed the satisfaction of finishing a project, using the materials on hand. I am trying to make a dent in my fabric stash – and believe me, my stash really isn’t crazy big like some peeps I know. Mini quilts are the perfect project to try new things, practice building skills and make something.
AND holy moly. This is my 400th post. Which is just crazy when I think about it. I started this blog just a few weeks before Miles was born almost 5 years ago. I love looking through my archives and see just how much we’ve all grown – Miles as a human, me as a crafty person. It’s been fun.