Facets + Plus Quilt Along Pt. 1

I am so far behind in everything but I am attempting to catch up! I’m taking part in the Facets + Plus Quilt Along that’s graciously  being put on by the amazing Amanda at This Mom Quilts. When I was looking at my fabric stash and deciding on different options I kept looking back at this striking Kaffe Fassett print.

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How gorgeous is this fabric by Kaffe Fassett?

There are so many people that say florals like Kaffe aren’t modern. I say, why can’t they be? So in choosing my fabrics, I’m using this along with some gorgeous blue Grunge by Moda (my absolute most favorite fabric) and some gray/silverish netting print fabric from Cotton and Steel.

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I’ve started cutting the pieces out and can hopefully find some time to sew this weekend!

-Mandy

Minis!

I just love mini quilts! They make me feel like I’m accomplishing something and making progress through my large quantity of UFO’s. I was lucky enough to participate in an Amy Butler/Low Volume Mini Swap on Instagram the past few months. I had two failures in mini patterns before the third worked out and I’m loving it!

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My mini quilt for my swapper out of Amy Butler and low volume fabrics.

All of my quilting on that was straight at varying widths and it all went in one direction. I thought it gave the quilt a really unique look!

I also am participating in our local modern guilds Mini-Mini-Swap where the final dimensions have to be 6″ or less. I found a 6-inch block and used a bunch of my Art Gallery Solids scraps to create it. (Which I adore!) I used the Starry Sky Block and Mini Quilt by Kylie Kelsheimer.

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My Mini-Mini-Swap for the local guild.

How do you like making mini quilts? Do you enjoy it or find it annoying?