Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Black&White

The occasional mini quilt is the perfect remedy for a variety of woes, and for me this last weekend, I knew it would be a brief respite from the larger projects and a welcome change of pace. So of course, I took the opportunity to whip up a little something for Curated Quilts' Black & White Mini Quilt Challenge. I actually took a stack of possible fabrics to the guild sew-in thinking I'd play around with a few ideas, and then decide which to finish. Well that didn't happen. I got going on one - totally inspired by a previous bee block - and just got caught up with it.


I didn't really intend to mix prints and solids, but it added a fun dimension. And part of the challenge was to display a sense of motion, either with the piecing or quilting, and in my mind, I managed both. The general construction of the piece spirals around that smallest triangle, and I echoed that by also quilting an irregular spiral with Auriful 40wt in white.


The back was pieced simply, combining a stash find with some remnants from the quilt top, and that was especially quick and satisfying at this small size, 15 1/2" square.


So that was fun! It's been a while since I've done this kind of impromptu sewing, and as always, it was a very good thing.

6 comments:

  1. You're at your best with 'impromptu' /improv piecing Debbie.
    Exciting.

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  2. This is so fabulous Debbie! You've just gotta be accepted. After seeing yours, and at least three other fabulous designs, I'm glad I didn't attempt to enter. Wishing you the best at being in the next issue...

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  3. Hi Debbie,
    this is great and I like the idea to just do something as it comes. The outcome is always surprising. I was thinking of pulling my black and white fabrics - maybe I also just go ahead.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Martina

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  4. There are any number of reasons to make mini quilts. Challenge or not, you always manage to come up with something special and interesting!

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  5. It really turned out fun and playful, lots of great movement! Well done Debbie!

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