Not What I Had Planned Mini Mini Quilt
2018 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Not What I Had Planned {Mini Mini Patreon Reward}

As you are familiar with right now, I had another patron unlock a mini mini quilt reward for supporting me via Patreon this month. When I inquired about preferences, I was given the guideline to create something representative of my style.

I had many thoughts about what my style is. Clearly, I use solids and use transparency quite often in my work. As I was digging into the Fat Quarter Bundle I curated for the Fat Quarter Shop to test my 2018 Patreon Quilt Pattern, I thought that the bundle was also representative of my style: it has modern blenders that have a range of values in my favorite colors. I used the scraps from prepping for the quilt top to create this mini mini quilt, that I have named Not What I Had Planned.

Not What I Had Planned Mini Mini Quilt

Not What I Had Planned Mini Mini Quilt

Part of my thoughts about my style is that it can be hard to move on and try something new. Leaving my engineering job and striking out on an entirely new direction 4 years ago was hard. Branching away from transparency and monochromatic work is something that I plan on doing. I love making those kinds of quilts, and you are going to keep seeing them, but I am going to continue to grow and learn and that means I will do new things.

Not What I Had Planned - Quilting Detail

Not What I Had Planned – Quilting Detail

At the bottom of the mini mini quilt I quilted “The hardest part of ending is starting again” which is a snippet of lyric from the Linkin Park song, “Waiting For The End“. The text is quilted in 50wt Aurifil 2600 (Dove) and is purposefully faint and hard to read. The rest of the quilting is 28wt Aurifil 2135 (Yellow) and is a combination of wavy lines, pebbles, and swirls.

Not What I Had Planned Mini Mini Quilt

Not What I Had Planned Mini Mini Quilt

The quilt top itself is improv pieced with slight curves.

Life continuously changes and morphs. I can confidently say that 10 years ago, even 5 years ago, I would have never predicted the experiences I have lived through and the way my life has been shaped as a result. This may not be what I had planned… but I am grateful to be ever learning, ever growing, and ever trying something new.

Not What I Had Planned Mini Mini Quilt - Backing

Not What I Had Planned Mini Mini Quilt – Backing

The backing is also part of the fabric bundle. The biding is the only non bundle fabric, which I chose to coordinate with the quilting. The mini mini quilt finished at 4.75-inches wide by 5.75-inches tall.

This is not the end, this is not the beginning – “Waiting For The End

20 thoughts on “Not What I Had Planned {Mini Mini Patreon Reward}

  1. Lovely, the colours, the strips, the quilted lines and then the wording. This is one to hang on the wall. Yes, years ago, I too ,would not have known what lay ahead, Hugh’s heart attacks, his spinal surgery, and my world wide friends through blogland. If we add up the highs and lows, I hope when we tally it all up, the highs come out on top.

  2. I like this piece it shows depth and the snippet of the lyric is a wonderful idea.

  3. Cheryl says:

    Beautiful mini! I really like the bright blender fabrics combined with all of the different quilting designs.

  4. Patty says:

    Love the words you quilted into the mini.

  5. Kind of spooky timing that I would receive these thoughts from you this morning. Thank you for that and, love the mini mini of course. I’ve not yet tried 28 weight in my machine – guess I need to!

  6. Shasta says:

    Wonderful mini. Makes me think of landscapes and beaches.

  7. Such a nice sentiment to this post Yvonne. 🙂

  8. Kathleen Mary Tiffin says:

    This would make a great Patron Taquila Drink coaster!

  9. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Yvonne; Your mini mini is lovely and a nice way of “being” you. I really enjoyed reading your post and learning that “little bit more” about you. In this new year, I hope that you do learn some new skills and enjoy creating all of the spectacular quilts that you love!

  10. This is a wonderful mini. Great job on the quilting, especially the quote. Your patron is sure to love it.

  11. somethingrosemade14 says:

    Being one of the fortunate recipients of your mini mini quilts, I just spent some time looking at your previous ones and I can your personal style emerging in them. You do awesome and wonderful work on a small scale: they truly are a work of art. Just when you think you can’t possibly outdo yourself, you do which is an admirable talent. I’m hoping there will be more Patreon supporters because I love seeing these mini mini quilts.

  12. So clever and original, like you! I like the verse, this is not the beginning – this is not the end. That one resonates with me in my life. Life is always changing, evolving and we are never really quite finished. Until we are. Your work and words are always inspiring to me. I would cherish one of your mini’s on any given day! Keep on makin!

  13. Carie says:

    Oh what a gorgeous little mini and I love the quote – it’s so true, and at the same time starting again is the exciting part – the flip sides of the same coin perhaps

  14. Audrey says:

    I love this mini! The yellow is really exciting to me. I wouldn’t have thought to quilt and bind in yellow, but I love it!

  15. Facetfully says:

    You describe it so well and the thoughts behind it. I will not say more except that your ideas from planning to completion make your work marvelous and I am always inspired! Love this little one!

  16. I really, really like this. Maybe it can be your new style to follow blue, solids and transparency. Artists do not have to stick to one style through their lives: Picasso had his blue, rose and cubist periods, among others. 🙂

  17. Cocopatch says:

    I love Linking park! Your quilting is so cute!!!

  18. Kaja says:

    It may not be your usual thing but it works really well. I very much admire your willingness to push yourself in new directions and look forward to seeing where this branching out takes you.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)