Happy 2015!! So far I’ve started off the year with a quick and happy finish….YAY!! Introducing my Inside Addition mini quilt. It’s cold and rainy here today, so these are the best photos I can get.
My friend Jessica, who blogs over at A Little Gray, shared this fun block she designed on Instagram and I fell in love. Her block design finishes at 7 1/2″ (cutting requirements and diagram can be found here). She started a little quilt along for anyone who is interested in sewing along with her, and of course I jumped right in. I love the block and was happy to put some of my scraps to use, but knew that I just didn’t have time in my schedule to work on (yet another) full sized quilt. So I scaled the block down a bit to finish at 5″ (cutting requirements can be found here), and made a mini quilt finishing at 20″ square.
I used Aurifil 50 wt. 2600 (dove gray) and quilted straight lines 1/4″ apart. After I started quilting, I began to question my insanity, but thank God it’s a mini quilt and I made it through 🙂
I love pretty much everything about this quick finish. It has some of my favorite fabrics and really is a great way to use up your scraps (especially if you have time to do the full size block and make a bigger quilt!!).
Now it lives in this happy/cozy corner of our house. And I’m sure I will smile each and every time I pass it by.
So, what are you hoping to be your first finish of 2015?