do you know about mini quilt monday
i was very excited to discover it for two reasons: 1. it will help me accomplish more of the quilts i hope to make in my lifetime (the list is scary and lengthy!) and 2. it's a great way to try out new quilt techniques on a smaller scale.
i have two to share today.
16" x 18"
the first is a string X block. there is a tutorial here
(hey, it's been awhile since i made a pink quilt!)
there is a gorgeous X quilt here
what i learned:
-spray starch helps a ton.
-i'm not going to make one of these quilts on a larger scale, as it took me 4 tries to stipple this one. (oh, the seams!)
-my spiderweb quilt is going to be a huge pain in the hinder to quilt.
14" x 17"
this is a little quilt i made for the purpose of trying out a new-to-me quilting technique. (i love the color scheme of this one. and i used scraps!)
the inspiration for the quilting is here
. AMAZING, wouldn't you say?
like to try this technique
on my square dance quilt
. but then again, i'd
like to finish the square dance quilt sometime this year, so i'm
today is day 22 of the quilt along. i have 37 nine patches complete, for those of you who are curious.
happy monday to you!