Brightening Life with Creativity,
one day at a time...
Our local guild hosted a member challenge:
1. A miniature quilt, no larger than 16" x 20"
2. Must have at least four blocks that are 4" square or less.
3. Must use red and white fabrics.
Ever have a pattern that you've wanted to make for some time, but haven't gotten around to it? What you see on the left is my solution to that dilemma and my entry for the challenge! :) It is the Wheel of Mystery pattern and is normally pieced. My blocks measure two and half inches square. To accommodate the small size, I machine appliqued the pieces that create the circular pattern. At first glance, you may only see the "flowers" in the center of each block. If you keep looking, circles do in fact appear. Can you see them?
If you couldn't see the circles in the picture above, you will definitely be able to see them in the picture on the right. I quilted the circular pattern and continued it into the borders.
This was indeed a challenge, but I'm so happy with my results! Did I win? Nope! That's okay! I still accomplished my own personal goal of completing the project and I didn't even have to buy anything for it! Using up scraps from my stash is always satisfying!
So now I have a challenge for you....pick something you've been meaning to make for a while, but haven't because life has gotten in the way. Once you finish it, make it a present to yourself! That's the hard part, isn't it? For those of us that create, we often bless others with our abilities and we seldom keep anything we make. Well, I still believe in giving to others, but sometimes, every once in a blue moon, it is fun to keep something we make too! :)
Fiber artist, wife to a wonderful husband and mom to 2 awesome kids
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