Happy quilting day! It’s official, today is National Quilting Day! As if you need an excuse to spend some time quilting this weekend, but maybe there is a little less guilt and a lot more community involved with today.
I will be working on a project that has a March 31st due date, but you’ll have to wait until then to see what it is.
Today I want to share a mini quilt that I recently finished as part of the March Mini Madness going on at the Fat Quarter Shop. They challenged us to make a mini quilt by the end of March and to post it on social media with the hashtag #fqsmarchminis. And to top it off, they’re having a giveaway. One winner will be chosen on March 31st from all who enter. You have plenty of time to join the fun!
The fabric came from a fat 1/8 bundle of Mimosa by Another Point of View for Windham Fabrics. This is a bright and cheery line of fabric inspired by traditional feedsack prints.
It took me two days to make this quilt from start to finish. I think I could just make mini’s from now on. It satisfies my need for instant gratification.
The quilting was done using a serpentine stitch on my Bernina 440QE and a walking foot.
I love the texture it adds without much fuss. No marking the quilt and just straight (ish) lines.
The settings on my machine for stitch #4 (in case we happen to be sewing machine twins) looks like this:
For such a small quilt (17″ square), it’s easy to use one fat quarter for the backing:
And since Spring has sprung (especially in Northern California), I took my quilt outside to be photographed amongst the flowers.
Are you inspired to whip up a little quilt? I really think you should. It’s National Quilting Day after all!