If you have extra time to surf the web this long weekend and want to see a few other "Chinese Coins" quilts, here is a list to enjoy:
3) Mary has a few different versions and patterns on her site but this one is my favorite with the coins border.
4) Millie made her quilt from a charm pack with larger pieces with an alternating white block (she also has one on her blog header)
5) Andee made her own series of chinese coin quilts.
In the comments on my post yesterday Sara asked the size of the pieces I used. For the first three minis I cut rectangles 1.25" x 2", so the finished size once they are sewn together is .75" x 1.5". In this mini, the white pieces are that size but most of the other pieces are smaller than that.
I enjoyed quilting a 1" grid pattern... I haven't done that for a while and thought it might be fun. I am very lazy with my grid quilting. My fancy technique is to draw and quilt the first diagonal line, then place my 1" ruler on the quilt top, put my walking foot on the edge of the ruler and then scooch the ruler along the previously sewn line.
Today we moved the majority of my daughter's belongings into her university residence and tomorrow is the big drop off day. I will cope by quilting my brains out every minute after she is gone. There is nothing like a quilting challenge to keep yourself from turning into one big blubbering mess! I plan to finish this quilt.