Thursday, April 2, 2015

Wind Sail Mini Quilt

Happy Spring! It's finally here! I am so excited to share this very summer inspired mini quilt with you today as part of Fort Worth Fabric Studio's Mini Quilt Mania series! Lindsey asked me if I would be interested in designing a mini to share on the blog and could pick from any of their fabrics that they had in the shop. Umm, heck yeah! I knew I wanted to play with Bonnie and Camille's Day Sail line so I selected a charm pack and some coordinating prints and started planning. Wind Sail Mini
Wind Sail Mini
I was inspired to make this mini after I recently spent a wonderful weekend in the mountains in Utah sewing my heart out. I not only got to spend the weekend surrounded by the beautiful Day Sail collection (sponsored by Moda) but because none other than Camille Roskelley was at the retreat. I was really inspired by all of Camille's adorable mini quilts and came up with this fun and really easy mini quilt of my own.... Wind Sail Mini
 I really wanted the blocks to resemble the sail boat's wind sails and I hope I did! This quilt is so fast and easy because it is made up of four paper pieced blocks. No need to worry about cutting and piecing perfect half-rectangles! Yay! So, let's get started!

Download Pattern HERE!

Fabric Requirements:
1 Charm Pack ((20) 5" x 5" total)
3/8 yard of background ((16) 5"x5" total)
 1/4 yard (FQ friendly) for sashing
 1/4 yard for binding
 1/4 yard and 5 charm squares for the backing
Suggested Cutting Instructions: Please note these are for paper piecing and rough estimates. Feel free to use larger pieces to ensure coverage. This is what worked for me!
Sashing: Cut (6) 1.5" x 10; (3) 1.5" x 22"
Binding: (5) 2.5" x 23" (width of fat quarter) strips
Printing Instructions: You will need to print out 4 copies of the paper piecing template located at the end of the printable pattern I've provided here. Piecing Instructions and Tips:
I like to fold my fabric on the printed stitch line so I can line up the fabric accurately.
I also like to leave all my papers in until the top is finished. It helps me keep an accurate seam allowance.
For the backing, I just used a fat quarter and added the charms to make it big enough. Now you can baste and quilt as desired!

Thanks so much for checking out my mini quilt and really hope you give it a try! If you want to see more of what I'm up to, check out my blog, My Fabric Relish, or see what I'm up to on Instagram, @myfabricrelish. image


Rosa said...

So beautiful.Love your fabric combo.Thanks for the tutorial!

Kate said...

Another one that I must try - thank you. :)

Needled Mom said...

That is just lovely. The colors are terrific.

Kathleen said...

Love your mini! I'm really into mini's these days, and I think many others are as well, judging by what I see on the blogosphere :)
Thank you for sharing.

Missy Shay said...

What a pretty pattern!

Missy Shay said...

What a pretty pattern!

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