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Pint Chip Challenge – Have You Ever Made a Mini-Quilt?

My quilt guild is having a paint chip challenge. I didn’t know what that was, but soon found out. There are two cards, each with four very different color combinations printed on them. I chose this one, which was actually the better of the two in my opinion. It’s all so subjective.

The other had a lot of brown in it and some orange. Although we had rules, we didn’t have to stick to solids only, and the measurements didn’t have to be exactly 22.5″ x 22.5″, but it did have to qualify as a mini quilt. I looked at so many books for inspiration.

And to throw one little monkey wrench into this project, I came to the party a month late. In other words, chop, chop – I have to make this in a hurry. That said, I found all the fabrics in my stash. Yay!!  I did buy Fun-Size Quilts; 17 Popular Designers Play with Fat Quarters, compiled by Karen M. Burns, from 
Pins and Needles in Mt.Kisco, NY.

I chose this pattern, because I thought it would be fast and easy. It measures 17.5″ x 22.5″ but I am going to make it a bit wider to finish at 22.5″ x 22.5″.

The gray will be the background and the squares and rectangles will be in the teal fabric, with white markings, the light blue solid and this pink and gray leaf print fabric. This is now my 4th WIP. Let’s see how fast I can get this done. Wish me good luck.



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2 Comments

  • Reply Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl June 23, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Oh, I think your paint chip is lovely. I hope you have fun making the mini!

  • Reply glassbylindi.blogspot.com June 23, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    I love making minis too. The chip matches the fabric! Have a fun time sewing. L

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