I have been eyeing the latest trend of doing mini quilts. I love them, but I wasn’t sure I was ready to work with little pieces. Let’s be honest, I’m not that accurate of a piecer. But I like the idea of a small quilt that I can practice my quilting. Well, one my dear friends from my quilt group was moving and I thought a mini quilt was just the thing to send her off with all of our love. So I was on the hunt for a mini quilt that I felt I could do.
The pattern calls for charms, but instead, I dug through my scrap bin for 27 different fabric scraps. I decided to keep each spool in the same color family, like our variegated thread spools. Here is my finished project:
I just love how it turned out and my friend did too.
I even did the free-motion quilting inside the spools with variegated thread just to keep the look.
I brought along some fabric pens with me (a sharpie works too) to our quilt group and had everyone there sign it, before we sent her off with it. (Sorry, silly me forgot to take a picture of that.) As she hangs it in her new sewing room, she will have each of us with her cheering her on from miles away.