Make It Pink/Make It Blue - a Mini Finish!

I may not be working on anything big quite yet - but I'm moving right through the mini finishes these days!


This is for my InMod Quilt Guild's booth at the Spokane Quilt Show next month. Yes, I know I moved. And yes - I've even already joined a guild here! But my InMod guild will always be my first and favorite. {BTW, you can see our finished raffle quilt on InMod's blog. Let me know if you want to buy tickets!}

The challenge was a F8 of Kona Lipstick and a FQ of Kona Stone. We could add multiple shades of one color. I knew right away I wanted to make a deconstructed churn dash like the one by Quilty Habit, that I spotted in A Quilter's Table's newsletter over a year ago.

I sized it down to the required 20" and accidentally made it a shoofly block instead. I knew I wanted to add the little blue strips to the triangles, and it ended up looking better as a shoofly on paper.

I kept Quilty Habit's spiral quilting - and boy was that harder than it looks! My first stitches are quite a bit wobbly, and the back....


Let's just say I'm lazy about pin-basting minis. Lots of wobbles, lots of puckers, lots of "oops, I just quilted the backing onto itself." Thank goodness only the wall sees the mini backing! But yeah. Next time, more pinning.


It's a bit wonky, so I'm going to give it a good blocking before mailing it. And my guild knows me so well - as incentive to mail it, they promised to send it back in a box packed with scraps!

You can see a few more of the finishes here - so interesting to see what each of us does with the same fabrics!

20" square

See also: Finish It Up FridayWhoop WhoopTGIFFNeedle & Thread ThursdayMonday MakingMain Crush MondayScraptastic TuesdayOh Scrap!Finished or Not FridayShow Off SaturdayOne Monthly GoalFinish Along{list}