Mini Quilt Mania!
Hi there! Paula here from over at The Sassy Quilter. Today I have a super fun and easy mini for you guys....
Isn't everything mini just cute!!! I have loved checking out all the fun mini's made by all the different guest bloggers here at FWFS. I don't know about you, but I want an entire wall of mini's for my sewing room:)
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I used this yummy fabric bundle that Jodie helped pick out...She is the best at fabric pulling!!!
You will need only 1/4 yd cuts each of three coordinating oranges, yellows and blues. Then you will need 1/4 yd. of white.
Fat Quarters would work also.
Cut (4) 1.5" x 9" strips of each of your nine colored fabrics.( 3 Yellows, 3 Oranges, 3 Blues.)
Take one of each of the fabrics and sew a strip set together.
Sub-cut into (4) 1.5" x 9" strips.
Cut (5) 1.5" x 9" strips of white fabric. I cut a few extras here.
Sew your center block together by alternating white strips and your cut strip sets.
Now to make the blocks for the outer border, you will make (3) Yellow strip sets, (3) Orange strip sets, (3) Blue strip sets.
Sub-cut each to yield (2) 3.5" squares.
The total number of 3.5" squares you will need: 6 Yellow, 5 Orange, 5 Blue.
Layout your top like this. Sew your top and bottom borders together and then your left and right.
Then attach top and bottom borders to the center and then add the left and right sides....
Yay! Your top is done!
I used my leftovers to piece together a cute backing....waste not, want not:)
I quilted it using straight lines and a walking foot. I used varying amounts of space between my quilting lines and didn't worry about keeping them straight....I like it a little wonky!
For my thread I used a light orange in Aurifil's 100% cotton 50wt. To wrap it up I machine bound it in white using 2.5" binding strips.
Just in case you missed them... here is the schedule for all the other fabulous mini's. I think I can fill my wall up pretty quick with these cuties!
Mini Quilt Mania Schedule
April 1st : Lindsey - FWFS
April 2: Melissa - My Fabric Relish
April 6: Nettie - FWFS pattern tester
April 8: Afton - Quilting Mod
April 13: Amanda - The Cozy Pumpkin
April 14: Trina - Will Cook For Shoes
April 21: Heather - Quilts Actually
April 22: Wendy - Sugarlane Quilts
April 27: Paula - The Sassy Quilter
Keep it Sassy♥