Sunday, April 15, 2012

Guild Challenge - Post #3: Mini Quilt

The second challenge quilt I made was for the mini category. In this category each quilt has to measure less than 36" around the perimeter, which means less than 9" per side. 
I decided to use my favorite "Itty Bitty Primitive Pinwheel"  ruler again. I LOVE this tool and it is such a fun project to sew, I just couldn't resist making another one. I made my first twister in a tablerunner size (click here to see it) and it was so fun I decided to try it in mini size last October (click here to see it). I think I am addicted to these things! Funny that it hasn't occurred to me to make a large/bed size quilt though, eh?


Here is the start of my quilt with one of my favorite Kaffe Fassett paperweight fabrics for the border. It's bizarre that I feel so sad when I run out of one of my favorite fabrics :) LOL!




And here is my finished "Spring Pinwheels" quilt. I just did "stitch in the ditch" quilting because the piece is so small and has a lot of bulk from the seams. It measures 6.5" square and has 124 pieces. I was wishing I had put some yellow fabric in, and decided to sew a tiny golden bead in the center of each pinwheel. It's amazing how much more I liked it after adding the beads :) 

I can't wait to see all the challenge quilts hanging at the quilt show on May 4th and 5th. It is always amazing to see the creativity of quilters who make completely different quilts starting from the same inspiration of 2 fat quarters of fabric.These are the two challenge fabrics...can you see them in the finished quilt?

10 comments:

  1. So lovely. Looks like a larger quilt in the photo, how can you make something so small with perfect seams!

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  2. Looks wonderful I really want to try one. I just bought the mini twister tool to try one. Can't wait for our class for the table runner version next week! Great job!

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  3. So CUTE! Love the little beads. Great mini quilt.

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  4. Your mini quilts are so full of fun and are so beautifully done. Adding the beads was a super idea!

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  5. I love them both! And, the golden beads are a lovely touch.

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  6. The Itty Bitty pinwheel quilt is so cute--I love the added touch of the gold beads. I agree that the "stitch in the ditch" quilting is the best way to go on these little things.
    Go ahead--make a bed-size quilt. I want to watch!! : )

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  7. So cute and such wonderful attention to the details!

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  8. Kathy you have been so busy lately -- at least it looks that way to me! Hope your brother is doing much better now several days (week?) after your post. You are so ambitious to make two challenge quilts. They are both wonderful. I love that you've added beads and sequins to the quilts. It really dresses them both up. Hum, Do I want to try to get a challenge quilt done for my guild by May 12th? and be out of town about a week? eeik. B.

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  9. I love love love that little twister!!! great colors

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