It is finally time to reveal one of my secret projects that I have been working on and I couldn't be more excited.
A few weeks ago, Janice, from Color Creating and Quilting, and I found this great tutorial for a Shadow Block Mini quilt over at StudioDragonflyQuilts. After talking with the writer of this great tutorial, Debora, we decided to invite others to join us in making this cute, quick mini quilt.
I am so excited to see what fabrics everyone chose. I have had these pieces setting around for awhile. They were leftover from a some small bags that I had made and I didn't really have enough of them to make anything too big,but I had too much to cut into scraps. This was the perfect project to show off the bright fun colors.
I am ashamed to admit, but I was so anxious to see this complete that when I thought I had finished the top I took it out for a photoshoot. When I got home, I realized that I completely forgot to put the lengths of sashing in. And while this didn't look bad at all, I knew I wanted to do it right. So, the question was whether to pick new fabrics and start over, or to rip the four long seams and put the sashing in its place. I knew that I loved these colors and wanted this one for my wall, so ...to the seam ripper!
Actually, it wasn't too bad. I had the sashing in place in no time.
There was one other SNAFU (thanks for the spelling correction :)) on my way to finishing this mini. My machine was not cooperating when I started to quilt it. I decided to quilt densely back and forth in the grey shadows and my foot was hopping around ALL over the place. It was horrible. So, I decided to finally bite the bullet and order the proper free motion foot for my machine.
Best investment ever!
It is so smooth and easy to use. I couldn't believe it. My free motion still needs some work, but it looks pretty good.
This beautiful mini quilt is certainly going up on my wall and I will be making more for sure.
Make sure to take some time to visit the blogs of everyone that joined us on this fun little quilt a long. You can also check out #shadowminiquilt on Instagram to see some pretty amazing photos.
Janice Holton at Color, Creating and Quilting
Debora Exum at Studio Dragonfly
Amanda Everest at Quiltologie
Susan Arnold at Quilt Fabrication
Bonnie Stapleton at Institches with Bonnie
Jennifer Fulton at Inquiring Quilter
Jennifer Strauser at Dizzy Quilter
Joanne Harris at Quilts by Joanne
Anja Clyke at Anja Quilts
Mary Schuberg at Needled Mom
One of these lucky bloggers (whomever has a birthdate closest to mine) will receive a little prize from me. Janice will be doing the same. AND some of you lucky visitors will have a chance to win a prize as well. So make sure to stop by all of the blogs and leave comments on them. (If you are a no-reply blogger, make sure to leave an email contact)
I had so much fun doing this little hop and making the quilt. Thanks Janice for all of your work on this and Thanks Debora for the great tutorial!
Oh, and I'll be linking up to some link parties as well:
Happy Quilting everyone!