Monday, April 13, 2015

Copper Boom! Mini Quilt

Copper Boom 1, by The Cozy Pumpkin
Hi there, everyone! I am Amanda, and I am thrilled to be a part of Fort Worth Fabric Studio's Mini Quilt Mania! I am a mom, quilter, and avid Gilmore Girls fan...hence the title of this little mini. This is a super fun pattern that plays with varying shades of solids which, in turn, creates an interesting multilayered design far beyond the basic block itself. Let's get started, shall we?

Finished Mini Quilt Size: 18" x 18" Materials: I used the following Kona solids from FWFS:
1/4 yd. Kona Cotton Cypress (Light "Blue")
1/4 yd. Kona Cotton Bluegrass (Dark "Blue")
1/4 yd. Kona Cotton Cactus (Light Green)
1/4 yd. Kona Cotton Peapod (Dark Green)
1/4 yd. Kona Cotton White
1/8 yd. Kona Cotton Mango (Light Orange)
1/8 yd. Kona Cotton Kumquat (Dark Orange)

  In addition to that you will need:
Batting measuring: 22" x 22"
Backing measuring: 26" x 26"
Binding: 1/4 yd. for 2 1/2" wide binding strips

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Cutting Instructions: ***Note: The blue blocks shades are the reverse of the green and orange blocks, so please cut carefully. Copper Boom Cutting Chart Assembly: - Please read through the pattern carefully before starting. - RST = Right Sides Together; HST = Half Square Triangle - Use a scant 1/4" seam allowance throughout. - Always sew with RST.
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Assemble the quilt top following the diagram below, continuing to press seams open.
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And there you have your finished top! Now just baste, quilt, bind and enjoy! Thanks so much for checking out my mini quilt tutorial and I hope you'll give it a go! If you have time feel free to take a peek at my blog, The Cozy Pumpkin, for more fun tutorials, projects, and tips, or maybe pop over and visit with me on Instagram, @thecozypumpkin. And I hope you'll also take the time to visit all of the other amazing mini's being shared during Mini Quilt Mania! Thanks for letting me play along FWFS!

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Kristin said...

The title of the blog post caught my attention (I heard "copper" then "boom"), and clicked to see very interesting quilting. I am new to quilting, and haven't ventured past straight line quilting. It's nice to see that with a little imagination straight line quilting can be interesting.

DreiPunkteWerk said...

Thank you for the beautiful block pattern :-) I love Mini quilts so much! A few days ago I saw transparency blocks - yours is matching :-) I'm very delighted!

Lara B. said...

This mini quilt pattern with the color gradations is wonderful Amanda! I also love how your quilting became layered as lines crossed and how that echos the layered look of the colors. Thanks for the perfectly written tutorial too!

Cathy said...

What a fun block! I love it!

Carol said...

Nice quilt! I love it. Looks like a great tutorial too.

Cassandra said...

What a lovely use of solids!

Anonymous said...

I really like how you have used the gradations and reinforced the design with the quilting. I may have to look into this mini quilt thing a bit more :)

legato1958 said...

What a cool , modern mini! I love the quilting in this, too. Excellent tutorial and diagrams!

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