Friday, March 27, 2015

Rainbow Mini - a finish Friday

It's a finish Friday! and a colorful one too.

Rainbow Mini Swap item

Behold!  My finished mini for the Rainbow Mini Quilt Swap on Instagram.  This mini is about 23 inches square, and each colored block is made of 25 one inch squares.

Speaking of those little scraps, I was getting a little nostalgic as I was putting them together.  Most of the pieces came from my scrap bins, and I used pieces not only from my most current projects, but also from my very first quilt!  So, in a way, this quilt sums up the last few years in fabric.  I hope my partner likes it.  I liked it so much, I decided to make one for myself too......


I mean you can't take a trip down memory lane and not want a memento for your yourself!  Plus it is just as easy to make 2 at once.

Rainbow Mini quilting up close

I quilted it using my walking foot and one of the more decorative zigzag stitches on my machine.  I learned how to do this in Jacquie Gering's, "Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot"class (affiliate link**) on Craftsy.  She shares some great tips on how to keep those quilting lines straight!  It is an excellent class if you haven't checked it out - one of my favorites for sure and one I keep going back to for reference.  I reviewed it a little over a year ago HERE if you want to know more.

On to the next mini!  I'm currently working on one for the Spring Fling Mini swap, and I need to get going on my Outlander Craft swap item.  I have several ideas wandering around in my head, but I haven't started anything yet.  Oh yeah, and then there is the Cotton and Steel Mini that needs to be made and 2 fun minis for the winners of the 500+ giveaways.  So, I hope you like minis because it seems like that is what I'm doing around here for a while!

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  1. What a lovely rainbow quilt! I like how the quilting is reminiscent of rain, or water on a window.

  2. Absolutely Fabulous! I love it!

  3. I love the zig zag quilting. This almost looks like it's sparkling - very fun!

  4. I've seen several quilts today using tiny scraps. I'm inspired. No more throwing them away. And I'm excited to watch that craftsy class. That quilting is way cool!

  5. Oh my, this is one gorgeous mini but packs such a HUGE colorful punch. I am a big fan of Jacquie Gering's. Love her class on Craftsy. She always comments on my posted projects in Craftsy.

  6. So pretty! I think your partner will love it.

  7. That's one gorgeous mini! I agree, no way you couldn't have one too!

  8. These are really pretty! Well done!

  9. That's gorgeous Jen, so glad you've kept one for you too xxx


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