It's been very cold these last few days in London and I've had to scrape ice from my car before I could drive to work. We also had fog which made driving miserable but I'm feeling really happy as there has been such a lot of beautiful quilt candy to see each day. Many thanks to Carla for organising the hop.
As soon as I read about the hop I knew just what I wanted to make. I'd had a pattern for a mini quilt for some time but I'd never got round to making it. This is the pattern by Rose Johnston who can be found at Threadbare Creations.
This mini finishes at 16 and half inches, perfect for my table. I had all the fabric I needed for the top and a piece of solid fabric for the back . Up to that point all was going smoothly. Having decided the placement of the colours I started to cut the patches. I usually cut as I go along but because this is a mini I cut all the pieces first. When I started to piece them together I found that I had misread a couple of the cutting instructions. I re-cut new pieces and carried on. The middle of the quilt was a little fiddly to put together because the pieces are quite small but after that it went together well. It wasn't long before I had a finished top.
Having got this far I found I needed wadding. I thought I had a small piece left that would be perfect for this mini but I couldn't find it in my cupboard. I had a day off on Monday so walked up to my local quilt shop but they had sold out and weren't expecting a delivery until today (Friday). Never mind Carla had said it didn't have to be finished. Then as I was writing this on Thursday evening at 23:00 I remembered where I'd put the wadding. Unfortunately I need to sleep so it will get finished this weekend.
I don't often make quilts that only use two colours but having made this mini I have a hankering to make one and blue and white seems the perfect colours to use.
Now you need to hop over to the other people who are showcasing their creations today. I can't wait to see what's on show.
Friday, January 24th
Karrin's Crazy World
Sew Many Yarns