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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mini Quilt Challenge!


Jennifer Mathis from Ellison Lane has a mini quilt challenge that is open until 5:00 pm June 16.  There are prizes!!


This is a block I fell in love with - the Windmill block designed by Lynne Goldsworthy at Lily's Quilts from the book Modern Blocks compiled by Susanne Woods.   It is paper piecing, which isn't my favorite, probably because I am not very good at thinking upside down and backwards.  ; p  When I saw the mini quilt challenge on Jennifer's blog, I knew exactly what mini quilt I wanted to make!  With color; bright, happy color!  The center fabrics are from Connecting Threads, all others are R. Kaufman fabrics including the Kona bleached white (from my stash).  It finished at 15" x 15".  I enlarged the paper piecing pattern by 20%.

 
(After being washed and dried.)
 

 
 
The front and back before being washed and dried.  No, this wasn't an easy block.  I might make it again because I love windmills.  This one reminds me of a Ferris wheel.  I put a button in the middle (which was hard work because of all the center stitching and the seams!).  I am not sure I like the look.  Different color button?  Hmmmm.  This will go on my sewing room wall.
 
 

4 comments:

  1. I think this is lovely - I love your fabric choices and you handiwork is so neat. I particularly like the two fabric binding.

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    1. Thank you! This has been a fun challenge.

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  2. Super happy mini with great colors. I love that you switched up the binding to match. Thanks for sharing this in the Modern Mini Challenge!

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  3. Thank you and thanks for the challenge! Lots of gorgeous mini quilts posted. I really enjoyed it and love seeing what others have done and visiting their blogs.

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