I always love the beginning of the year because it means that Project QUILTING is going to pull me out of any creative lull I’m in and if I’m not in a lull, it’s going to bring even more out of me! As of now, I’m going to try to keep my challenge pieces around 6″ inches square. I don’t have a lot of space on my walls anymore and I think a collection of small quilts would be fun!
The first Project QUILTING challenge was All the Colors. If you’ve followed me at all or seen most of my work you know that I am not afraid to use color! I LOVE colors. Whenever my kids ask me what my favorite color is I always answer “all of the them.” Of course – this challenge was definitely in my wheelhouse but there were just so many options!
I finally decided I wanted to do some tiny piecing. I pulled out the tree block patterns from Night Quilter’s Sew Tiny Sampler pattern. These 1.25″ blocks would be perfect!
By making eight tree blocks I could create a color wheel of trees – perfect!
The eight trees needed a center and I thought the Ohio Star would be perfect since I could do each of its eight points in the same color as the tree.
I also didn’t want to use a normal color for the background so I pulled out this peach/pink fabric that I hand dyed. It added the perfect element to my mini quilt.
I quilted the piece with variegated rainbow thread and used some fun stitch settings on my machine to make it even more unique.
The straight on view of my quilt shows that I also added a tiny lip of rainbow dot fabric into the binding just for that little extra bit of pop.
And this last picture was a must just because I found this adorable rainbow watering can which made for the perfect photo prop!