Friday, May 22, 2015

Bloggers Quilt Festival Mini Rainbow Storm At Sea

I've never done the Bloggers Quilt Fedtival before and now that I can write a bit and I have a quilt I'm going to jump in!

I made it for IG: Mumziepooh and the IG Mini Swap. I was in #kaysgroup. This quilt finishes at about 12 inches by 12 inches which was the smallest dimension allowed by the IG Mini Swap. I didn't set out to make one so small it was just serendipitous, ha! I fully stalked my partner and saw a few Storm At Sea quilts on her Pinterest with comments about making one some day. She also liked stars and I saw some rainbow ones. I found a great free Storm At Sea free paper piece pattern at http://www.generations-quilt-patterns.com/support-files/storm-at-sea-quilt-blocks.pdf and then proceeded to reduce the size at least 50 percent. I don't know exactly how much as I just kept reducing it until I could fit 4 blocks onto an 8.5 x11 paper. I printed out their helpful coloring pages to figure out how I wanted my rainbow to go and then pulled fabrics.

I pieced and then frixion penned (that's a word) the quilting guide lines and then quilted the crap out of it. Some subtle stripe black binding, rainbow hearts backing, label and it was sent off! I was so pleased with how it turned out. It seemed like a little jewel sitting out on my counter. And I'm happy to report that Mumziepooh loved it :)
See all the other quilts at http://amyscreativeside.com/bloggers-quilt-festival/













8 comments:

  1. So pretty! I love the colors choices.

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  2. I am a sucker for storm at seas. Oh, the colors and the SIZE of this. I am so impressed. It's a beautiful quilt.

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  3. Wow! That's really tiny for such a complex block! You did an amazing job and I love the colors too!

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  4. A real beauty! You did a beautiful job - and so tiny!

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  5. really lovely and fresh. beautiful quilt

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  6. Soooooo awesome! You are a fabulous paper piecer! Stunning mini!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo com
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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