Amanda's Mini Quilt

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Amanda's X-block Mini Quilt
Happy Tuesday! Over the next few weeks I'm going to share a mini quilt each week that I made this past Spring.  When we rearranged the sewing room this past winter (still need to get decent photos to share!), I realized just how many sewing/quilting/crafting books I own. Quite a lot as it turns out.  This is great, but I am pretty bad about making anything from them.  So I decided to do something about it! I had a goal this year to make more sewn gifts, so I paired these two challenges together and made some Birthday mini quilts.  Today I'm sharing one I made for my friend Amanda, for her birthday later this month!

Amanda's X-block Mini Quilt
Amanda loves blues and grays, so that's where I started as I was pulling fabrics for her mini quilt.  I focused on mint, turquoise, teal, dark gray and black.  I used mainly blenders, all from various Art Gallery Fabrics collections.  I wanted something carefree and cool, so I turned to Quilt Improv by Lucie Summers.  She shares a variety of building blocks to work from, and I went with the x-block technique.  It was lots of fun to make and I think it turned out really cute!

Amanda's X-block Mini Quilt
I used small blocks to make an 18" square mini quilt, perfect for hanging in the Mooverse (Amanda's craft room!). I quilted free-motion swirls using white Aurifil 50wt thread.

Amanda's X-block Mini Quilt
It's backed in a print from Rapture by Pat Bravo and bound up in one of my favorite prints from Chromatics by AGF In-House. 

Amanda's X-block Mini Quilt
As always, I attached my binding by machine. You can find a tutorial for the method I use here. It's easy and quick!

I love making mini quilts because they are a small opportunity to play.  They don't take much time or fabric, so it's the perfect chance to try something new and different!

8 comments :

  1. That quilt is beautiful. I'd love to have a go at making my own, but sewing machines are so daunting to me!

    Rosie x

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  2. Sweet quilt! All that Art Gallery goodness :)

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  3. Nice colors and so cute! I'm making a few mini quilts right now too to play with colors!

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  4. Nice colors and so cute! I'm making a few mini quilts right now too to play with colors!

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  5. I love it so much, and it perfectly suits Amanda's style. Yay!

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  6. really beautiful! I have a project on the go from the Quilt Improv book as well. Cannot wait to see how it comes out.

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  7. This is beautiful! I love the colors.

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