As can happen sometimes, what I had planned to do this past weekend (start quilting my Midnight Mystery quilt) did not happen. Instead, late on Friday night I realized it was the first Friday of the month and so I turned on my sewing machine and participated in the fun #FridayNightSewAlong on Instagram. I started by gate crashing the Stash Bee again and making a block for my friend Ruth @Charly & Ben’s Crafty Corner (she’s the hive mama for Stash Bee Hive 4 this month).
This is a wonderful block for a bee, and if you are interested in the tutorial you can find it here: Stash Bee Hive 4 February Tutorial.
Then I pieced together 3 #miniminiquiltswap tops, and I spent the rest of the weekend finishing the 3 mini mini quilts up.
The fun part is that I will get to swap one of these mini minis at QuiltCon next week! 🙂 If you have the time to make a mini mini quilt prior to attending QuiltCon, check out the hashtag #miniminiquiltconswap and make a real life in person trade!
I used the Tula Pink Eden print on the back of the 2 similar (mirror image) mini mini quilts for the quilting pattern. Recently, Daisy @Ants to Sugar had some great tips for how to use the backing fabric as a guide for your quilting that I used to my advantage when I put these together.
I also made a mini mini quilt that I have not shared here on my blog yet that I might as well include, too!
I named this one North / South because the unquilted squares are lined up like the end of horse shoe magnets, can you see it?
North / South is backed in Kona Baby Blue, bound in Kona Oasis, and pieced with C + S, pearl bracelets, and Alison Glass bike path.
One last look at the fun texture and poof on the North / South mini mini quilt. 🙂 The best thing about all of these projects is that I worked from my scrap bin. I didn’t make a bit dint in the bin, but everything came from there!
Linking up with Scraptastic Tuesday.