Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Another Challenge

It started innocently enough. Victoria at Bumble Beans, challenged us to make a 12" x 12" mini quilt to swap. V's 15 Minutes Play site has inspired many. We started with scary portraits of ourselves. Okay, maybe just mine was scary. You should have seen the progress pictures! ;) For this challenge I started with a tiny little Carol Doak paper pieced block that measured four inches.

My bags of scraps were raring and ready to play. I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to dump them all together again, but dang it took a long time to color coordinate them. Plus, it would make me sneeze and I'm already sneezing plenty during this lovely allergy season. Some dumping did occur. It was messy. It was fun.

I used the little paper pieced block as a starting point and tried my best to get loose and funky after all that precision. Everyone makes it look so easy. I usually adopt the random technique and find pieces to fit. Call me thrifty or lazy!

Here's the finished piece. It will trim to 12" x 12". I hope my partner likes brights. Time to quilt it now. That might be a challenge itself!


  1. It's beautiful! Your partner will LOVE it.

  2. Thats beautiful! Can't wait to see it finished.

  3. I love it. I know she will too.


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