Friday, November 11, 2011

A Mini Challenge

I'll admit, I've never really understood the purpose of mini quilts. I mean.. I get table runners, placemats, wall hangings, but just a miniature quilt? What are you supposed to do with that? It's not exactly like there's an abundance of cold dollies needing warmth up in this household of mine. Army men, perhaps.

So Julie showed me this challenge over at Amy Lou Who Sews. Simple enough - make a mini in two weeks, and post about it.

So I did! I was working on a disappearing 9 patch for a coworker, which I stupidly forgot to get photos of before he shipped it off to his mother in Puerto Rico, and as soon as I finished, I started messing around with scraps, and came out with some wonky interlocking stars.



Hey, this is pretty fun! It measures 12"x14.5", which I suppose makes it a slightly swelled mini-quilt. It could be mini-er, but I'm satisfied for a first try, eh?
I also played with some different free motion ideas. I did a sort-of seaweed type of wavy line situation that comes from the inner part of each star. I'm pretty happy with the look, but I'd like to try different types of free motion, too.
The back is a pretty little stripe from From Little Things (as are the materials on the front). Binding is Kona Azure.

(See the fun quilting on the back?)

Linking up to Amy Lou Who Sews - thanks for the challenge, Amy!





19 comments:

amylouwho said...

It's darling! and perfect size for a mini. Because really, if it's not big enough for a person, it's a mini!

I think mine was about the same size, but I forgot to measure!

Thanks for playing!

notes of sincerity said...

So cute! Love it!!

Dawnmarie said...

Darling! Glad to see I'm not the only one doing her first mini!

Debbie said...

It totally fits as a 'mini' - very cute!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Very cute....They look like dancing stars to me.

Leanne said...

I have been thinking about wonky stars and yours are lovely! It is a very cute mini quilt.

KristyLou said...

I love it! I think you can make place mats and call them mini-quilts :)

Elizabeth D. said...

I love your little mini, Bree, it's darling!

KellyS said...

Love it! It's perfect for a little wall hanging! Love your quilting too, looks like fun!

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Really great! I love the quilting. Nice work!

Dayna said...

Oh, how fun! It looks great!

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

I did wonky stars, too, but I love the way yours interlock. That is such a fun element!

Heather said...

Very cute! Love the interlocking stars. Congrats on your first mini! :o)

Toni said...

Fabulous stars! Great fabrics and your wavy-seaweed quilting looks excellent!

Heather D. said...

YAY! Stars....love it. :)

Nina... said...

I've been seeing those wonky stars popping up everywhere! I love your mini quilt, so bright and fresh!

janeylulu said...

Love your stars! They look great! It's nice how stars eat up little random scraps, isn't it?

Laney said...

I like the stars. I think it's a perfect size for a mini!

FabricDonkey said...

Oooh, I love the quilting!

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