|Marvellous Mini quilt top|
Last June Temecula Quilts hosted a Marvellous Mini Monday sewalong making blocks with 1" strips. The sewalong finished in August and it took me a whole year to figure out what to do with my blocks.
You can see the Temecula quilt here and get the pattern in their new book called Quirky Little Quilts.
My version is quirky indeed! On the design wall today is the layout I finally decided on.
|Collection of blocks made during sewalong|
I had a couple of challenges:
1) my first 2 blocks (on the left) were the wrong size, so I remade those and paid more attention to reading the instructions after that! LOL
2) my five 25 patch blocks made from 1" squares turned out to be too small due to an inconsistent seam allowance. Even though I am careful and tried hard, there is no room for variance in blocks this small.
3) I didn't like the four blocks (on the right) with plain squares in the middle instead of a piece block.
So all of these blocks were voted off the project.
I made one more block with a 9 patch centre to add to the collection, which gave me 15 blocks to work with. The blocks were sewed in 3 columns of 5 blocks with no horizontal sashing. The sashing fabric is a sweet print by Jo Morton from her Jamestown collection and it's called "brown stripe with Colonial ladies". It was quite a challenge to get the vertical lines to meet across the top and bottom borders. Can you see where I sewed tiny tucks to make everything line up properly?
I'm happy with how it all turned out. I'm ready to baste and quilt this project and now have to figure out what to do with the 11 extra blocks that got voted off the project!
To see more design walls, hop over to the Small Quilts linkup.