In January, The Quilter’s Planner hosted a month long photo challenge on Instagram. On January 16th, for the photo prompt “Sketch”, I drew out a mini quilt design (click on the link to see my original sketch). Today, I get to share with you the finished mini quilt that was made based on that sketch! I call this mini quilt “Transparency Candy” because the shapes of the purple remind me of a candy with a twisted candy wrapper.
This mini quilt was made as a Patreon reward, and my patron requested that I do something with transparency but perhaps instead of layering a color tone to mix primary colors to create a secondary color. Which is another fun way of playing with a transparency design and one I had been hoping to explore, so this was a really fun mini quilt to design, make, and create!
Picking fabric from my stash for this mini quilt was a bit challenging. I wasn’t in love with my all solids pull, and my all print fabric pull did not have enough contrast between the dark and light tones. Several people suggested doing a combination of solids and prints (including from the patron who is receiving this quilt), and once I allowed myself to blend solids and prints, I was much happier with the final fabric pull.
I used 3 different 50wt Aurifil thread colors (with matching bobbin thread) to quilt this mini quilt: 2735 (Medium Blue), 4225 (Eggplant), and 2250 (Red). I knew that I wanted the center quilting to be pebbles and that the surrounding area would be rings of color to help emphasize the concept of blending that is necessary to mix blue and red to create purple. My husband suggested to flip that quilting for the outer edges, and I thought it was a great solution. He also really wants the square spiral quilting in the dark purple edges to be known as the “pyramid” motif. 🙂
The back of the mini quilt is another purple print from my stash, and I added hanging tabs to all four corners so that the recipient can orient the quilt in whatever manner she finds pleasing. I machine stitched on the binding using more 50wt Aurifl 4225 (Eggplant).
Linking up with Finish It Friday.