Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mini Me

I'm in a quilting book club on flickr.  This month we discussed where we sat in the whole Traditional vs. Modern scheme of things.  The challenge at the end was to complete a project that could be as small as a mug rug and as large as a full sized quilt that represented us.  I decided I wanted to make a doll quilt that I could hang on my wall.  

It was actually quite challenging.  How could I sum up the whole of my personality in just one quilt?  I started by pulling 2 of my favorite colors... green and aqua.

The more I thought about it the more confused I got.  I decided to simplify things and take out the aqua and just go with the green.

I decided to go with the City Bank quilt from the book City Quilts by Cherri House.  I shrunk it down a bit and cut 1.5" x 7.5" strips of my 4 greens and white, intending on making 4 blocks.

I then felt sad for taking out the aqua so I decided to put two more back in and make 2 green blocks and 2 aqua blocks.

But then once I had created all 4 blocks I felt the quilt was a bit small, so I added back in all the other greens and aquas I took out initially and made 9 blocks.

For the back I used fabric that was my Oma's years and years ago.  It was a little to short, so I added a strip of green and aqua fabrics.  But then that strip was to short, so I added in a bit of white to make it the right length.

I then quilted it with diagonal lines and bound it in another green fabric.

I think it's pretty much "me"!


  1. Love the thought process behind this, and it turned out really nicely

  2. This is LOVELY! It must also be because your so lovely. ♥

  3. Lovely! I like the way you worked through it and love the fact that you used your Oma's fabric.