Thursday, October 29, 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival: Mini Quilt

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Today's show & tell was created for the American Made Brand Tiny Quilt Challenge. While it was not accepted into the exhibit, it was a welcome distraction from my impending baby delivery. The Passacaglia quilt from Millefiori Quilts was my source of inspiration.
To construct my design, I used pattern blocks, which are hand-on math materials for elementary students. (I was running a little low on the orange squares.)
Instead of employing English Paper Piecing, I combined paper-piecing, hand appliqué, and traditional piecing complete with ample y-seams. While unlikely to be the most advisable construction method, it was undoubtably effective in preventing me from ruminating about the unpleasantries of giving birth.
I used matchstick quilting in the background, mostly in a matching navy thread, with random occurrences of thread colors that match the pieces. It finished at 14" square and was dubbed Geometric Flurry.
If you are curious about other AMB Tiny Quilt Challenge entries, check out the minis Louise at I'm Feeling Crafty, Alida at Tweety Loves Quilting, and Stephanie at Spontaneous Threads created.
I'm linking up with:

Keeping It Simple

Making the World Cuter
Cooking Up Quiltsmop it up mondays
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Sew Cute TuesdayAnd Sew We CraftHome Stories A2Z
Fluster BusterThe DIY Dreamer

saving4sixkatherines corner

Too Much Time On My Hands

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  1. How delightfully complex!

  2. Oooh! Sounds like complicated construction, but the results are beautiful!

  3. This is so so great! I love that you used the tiles to help design it. I don't remember seeing this quilt before but it's one of my favorites in the whole festival! Awesome!

  4. Oh wow that's so clever and I love your use of the geometry tiles - I remember playing with something similar at primary school but never to such beautiful effect!

  5. Looks awesome! I love the pinstripe effect of your background quilting.

  6. Just amazing - I love the illusion of merging together and the placement you have here. Great to see you in the festival.

  7. Absolutely amazing design and result! I also participated to the challenge and it was fun to play with those color even if solids are not my favorites! Yours is a very effective way of using them! Thanks for sharing!!

  8. Wow! It's just amazing! Thanks so much for linking up to And Sew We Craft together!

  9. Hi Afton. Thank you so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays last week. I just wanted to say how clever you are to put this together. I'm barely capable of pulling the sewing machine out! Such a lovely and complex pattern. I'm giving you a special shout out on my Facebook page and Twitter. I couldn't count this week and only featured 2 non food posts in my Thriving on Thursdays party round up this week. Thanks again for linking up. It is lovely to meet you.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

  10. Love the colors you used in this. Just gorgeous. Thanks for linking up with Prairie Sewn Studios and our Craft Comment Karma!!