Saturday, November 12, 2011

A {Mini} Quilt Image of My Life

When I went up to my sewing room last night, I did not set out to sew up a perfect representation of my life, but that is what I ended up with. 

This {mini} quilt is  flawed, not at all what I had in mind, heavily improvised, still needing to be cleaned up, late, and yet it is also perfectly beautiful, and I am really proud of it.  I was challenged as I made this and reminded of certain weaknesses {like the inability to do basic geometry thanks to my High School self who thought my math teachers were full of hot air when they said I would actually find ways to use their knowledge beyond the classroom...}, but the outcome is so much better than what I had anticipated and I wouldn't have it any other way. {OK, except I am still trying to figure out how to get rid of the pencil marks and already have a water soluble pen on my shopping list.}

The quilting really makes me happy.  The great thing about a {mini} quilt is that it's really easy to wiggle around in the sewing machine, so there are lots of options for quilting.

Ha! Did you notice the hanging tabs on the bottom?

I plan to hang this in my kitchen or sewing room, so I just went with a really simple back. 

I really loved making a {mini} quilt and can see myself getting easily distracted from all the other projects I have in mind to do over the coming months by a series of minis just waiting to be made.

If you want to see more beautiful minis, head on over to Amy's blog to see other entries in her Sew & Tell Mini Quilt Challenge. 

Edited to add fabrics:
Center diamond/squares are Michael Miller Belle Rose Pink, the linen-looking fabric is Adornit Pink Dazzeled Subtle Tan {this fabric is amazing.  I just bought 3 yards to keep for other projects in lieu of solids}, and the pink trim is Melissa Averinos Dazzle Basketweave in Pink.  On the back I used a print from Jessica Gonacha Swift's Giselle collection from Red Rooster fabrics.



  1. I love this! Where did you find the floral fabric? Both the backing and the squares on front?

  2. How sweet! The quilting is beautiful and I really like how easy it is to move a mini around too! The hangers are a great idea!!!!!

  3. Gorgeous! Love the way you quilted it, too!

  4. Beautiful! I like the corner pockets, aren't they great.


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