Thursday, April 17, 2014

Windham Fabrics Mini Quilt Challenge

A few days ago I saw on Instagram that Windham was hosting this mini quilt challenge.  I saw their post right after it was made so I was able to comment quickly and was chosen to participate. They sent me a package of fabric with the agreement that I would make an 18" square mini quilt for their quilt market booth.

The most exciting thing was that I had no idea what fabric they were going to send me.  I would be lying if I said that I wasn't hoping for the Far Far Away reprint, but when I opened the package I found prints from French Bull's collections African Surf and Mosaica.

I was a little nervous because they sent a pretty limited amount of fabric so there was no room for mistakes and I couldn't really change my mind if I didn't like my first attempt.
Windham mini quilt challenge
I ended up using my own striped chevrons tutorial but I changed the number of strips, the width and height, and the angle that I cut the strips, ha ha.  I have a hard time doing the same thing the same way.

Then I took a flower from 3 different colorways of the same print and appliquéd them onto the front of the quilt.  I finished it off with the striped binding.

Overall I am pretty happy with how it turned out.  But I think the really exciting thing about participating in something like this is seeing what other people make, so I can't wait to see the Quilt Market photos of the Windham booth.

14 comments :

  1. It looks great! I love the flowers appliqued onto the chevron.

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  2. it looks great -- i love the binding and how the flowers seem to pop off the quilt.

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  3. I think you have a home run there! Very cute quilt.

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  4. How fun! It turned out great, so much color and things to look at.

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  5. Super cool Erica! And you only heard about this a few days ago??!! SO fast!

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  6. Love it, what did you put on the back?
    I always think the back should be as cool as the front.

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  7. OMG!! I LOVE this. The colors, the pattern you used, the flowers..it's all so nice together! Great job!

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  8. Super cute and love the binding sripe too!

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  9. That's lovely. But not what I think of as a mini. (Mini referring not to the finished size but the size of the pieces.) Good luck! Do you know which collection you'll request if you win?

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  10. That is adorable! The applique flowers is such a great addition to your fantastic pattern!

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  11. Nice work, it turned out super cute!

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  12. The mini quilt is Amazing! Vibrant colours and great design. Love the stripe binding too

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