I had two Patrons unlock rewards in May. One of my Patrons unlocked a mini quilt and I was able to send her a quilt that was in my stock that I know she will love and appreciate. The second Patron unlocked a mini mini quilt, and other than asking me to refrain from pastel colors, I had free reign to create.
I started with a fabric pull and I was drawn to a bright red/orange/yellow color progression. I have realized that I have not been using red in my projects lately, so that was my starting point. As I was arranging the fabrics, I curated the prints I selected from my stash and ended up with this nice grouping.
I liked the arrangement of the fabrics so much I actually used an improvisational piecing method to create a flying geese kind of design in roughly the same arrangement as the fabric photo! I was definitely influenced to continue improv play for the piecing after all the improv work I just finished as I work on the Murrina quilt.
I took the mini mini quilt, which finished at 5″ square, outside to photograph with the California poppies that are blooming in my front yard. It’s been an odd winter/spring for us here, and I wasn’t sure we were going to see wildflowers at all. I’m delighted with all the late blooming poppies, though!
I quilted the mini mini quilt using Aurifil 1104 (Neon Orange). I started by quilting organic wavy lines and then I went back and added free motion quilting filler designs between the lines.
While I was out photographing the quilt, my neighbors cat came to help(!!).
I really love creating mini mini quilts because they come together so quickly and are great ways to explore piecing ideas and practice quilting. Have you made any small and quick projects lately?
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