Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Monthly Mini March


My local, “Kaleidoscope” quilt group hosted a mystery quilt challenge. I have done 2 mystery quilts in the past with Kevin (Kevin the Quilter). Well, to be honest I did one mystery with Kevin (here) and the second one is still in this stage. 

So, because I am so dedicated (wink), I decided to give it a whirl.



This photo is closer to the true colors




As usual when I try to follow directions I stray and I ended up with an extra block. I simply quartered it and used them as corner blocks and I like the effect. The border fabric is from an older line by my friend, Judy Roche called "Peddler's Pack". It is one of my all time favorites. I just love pink and brown together.


 The first set of directions gave the overall size of the quilt as 48”. I realized that if I simply cut all dimensions in half and the finished size would be 24” (yes, I am a math whiz!) and therefore I would have a “monthly mini” in the end. So, I am calling this one “Two Birds”. 

In these strange and troublesome times, many of us have all taken on new tasks to help those in need and thus may not have had the time to put together a monthly mini. So, I have linked up everyone who has participate in the past (and a few who have simply made some spectacular minis before and I think you will want to visit them) so you can see what they have been up to. Enjoy! Stay safe and healthy.

Shasta (High Road Quilter)
Quilting Babcia (Amity Quilter)


16 comments:

cityquilter grace said...

so many adorable little quilts! and thank you for including me...feel like i have now "arrived"....inspiring me to make more...

Kyle said...

What a fun pattern. The blocks are simple but the results are spectacular! This idea would make a great group challenge. You have the best stash.

Randy D. said...

Great little mini, although the fabrics seem so out of character for you!
Love what you did with the corners!!
Stay well.

Quilting Babcia said...

That looks like such a fun quilt to make! Great for using up odds and ends of fabric strips. Love the bright pink peony colors too.

Sandy said...

I love it, Wendy! What great colors... it reminds me of those licorice candies... Alsorts? And what a brilliant trick to get four "Bento Box" blocks out of the one block. I'll definitely have to try that. I've linked back now, and look forward to checking out all the other March Minis.

Lori said...

Love the pile of mystery blocks!! LOL
Your mini is super sweet.

Karen said...

So the blocks aren't hot pink the way they appear? Whatever shade of pink was used, I like them.

Barbara said...

What a wonderful March mini! Great colors! I've only done a guild challenge once many years ago. Thanks for linking me up. Now I'm on my way to see what others have made :)

Janet O. said...

Kaleidoscope is delightful! I really like the way the blocks are constructed, sliced up and reassembled. It has a wonderful way of appearing to jiggle and jive.
Your pile from Kevin's second mystery had me laughing. Maybe that is because it hit so close to home. As I have spent more time at home I have been in the sewing room more, and sometimes I tell myself I am going to clean it. Truly I just end up making a bigger mess, but the "effort" has often uncovered piles such as yours. :)
Look at that wonderful list of participants! Such fun!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

That looks like a fun little project to make! It was clever of you to use that extra block that way too--cute little mini!

Dawn said...

Gorgeous work. As always!

audrey said...

Great little finish! Love pink and brown quilts so much. The only problem is, making just one is terribly hard to do. They tend to want to multiply!:)

QuiltGranma said...

Love your fabrics, wish some place near carried those!

Angie said...

Pink and chocolate are one of my favorite color combinations - perfect for Spring! Great-looking mini quilt!

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Delicious mini, so lively. Small projects are perfect for this stressful time...

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