Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Orange Converse Finished Mini Quilt


An orange Converse shoe quilt. That is not something I would have expected to see on my finished quilt list. But when your teenage son has a friend who owns every color of Converse shoes, it seems like a very fitting and appropriate gift.


This is the second time I have used this pattern. It is fun to make.


When paper piecing, one of the most important things to do is to make sure that the pattern is printed at actual size. I forgot to do that this time, which meant that the finished width of the block is about an inch smaller than it should be. It's not an issue since this isn't part of a bigger project, but it was a good reminder to me to be more careful about that.


The sweet girl receiving this mini quilt plans to study music therapy in college so we had to throw in some music fabric on the back.


Oh, that teeny tiny star. Such a nail biter putting that together. As reference, those lines of quilting are a quarter inch apart.


This quilt was fun to make and will be fun to give. My sewing room has been tidied up as this was the last of my holiday obligation sewing. I am sure I will stitch up a few more gifts to give, but those will be spontaneous projects.

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts

10 comments :

  1. Love this! Wish I could paper piece!!!! You rock!

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  2. Thanks, Holley! Paper piecing is a love/hate thing for sure and I love it in small doses.

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  3. What a fun pattern and quilt. The recipient will love it!!!

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    1. Thank you! I'm excited about giving it away.

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  4. Congrats on your cool and fun finish!

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    1. Thank you! My teenage son just did one of those online surveys and told me that, as a parent, I was 60% cool. I think making cool quilts should add a few points, don't you?

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  5. Such a great pattern - I have a brother-in-law that would love this!

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    1. Quiet Play has a pattern store on Craftsy. You can pick yourself up one there. It was fun to make.

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