This week the Project QUILTING challenge was based on a traditional block, 54-40 or Fight.
As the week progressed with no progress, my quilt plans got smaller and smaller. I finally made it into the studio with less than 12 hours left to the deadline.
I used the traditional block as a springboard and pulled some fabrics in a palette I enjoyed. I opted for a grid-based design instead of piecing the 4-patch units. Taking creative liberties I omitted the 4-patch in the center, in favor of a single square.
Then I improv pieced the triangle units before deciding that I preferred them pointing out.
Here's the rundown of my sewing schedule for this project.
- 10:38pm entered my studio with new idea
- 10:42pm fabrics pulled
- 10:59pm fabric cut
- 11pm sewing underway
- 11:16 experimenting with pieced units
- 11:33 finished quilt top
- 11:59pm finished quilt!
- 12:00am photos taken
- 12:34am blog post complete
- 12:35am linked up
Tada! It's just over 4" square and pillowcase bound.
Thanks for visiting! I'm linking up on Kim's blog for the Project QUILTING 54-40 or Fight challenge.
As a longtime participant of Project QUILTING, I'm excited to be a sponsor this year. Each week as a Weekly Sponsor I have contributed a PDF pattern to one winner. Additionally, this week, I am the Ultimate Weekly Sponsor. The prize is a spot in one of my self-hosted open enrollment live virtual workshops. I'm also a Grand Prize Sponsor. Again, the prize is a spot in one of my self-hosted open enrollment live virtual workshops.
I love the size of this. With my vision loss in one eye I have quit quilting. This little one gives me inspiration. In addition, your color and pattern choices as well as the off set make it special. Thanks for thinking small!
Thank you, Nancy. Beautiful things can be made in a variety of sizes.
Well, you came through well! I love this little piece - the fabrics are fantastic!
Thank you, Wendy. Some of my favorite colors. If I'd added navy it would be my favorite palette.
Love the colors
Thank you, Dolores.
Love your colour choices. Interesting to see what can be done with this block.
Thanks for donating prizes. It is generous of you.
Thank you, Laura. I'm happy to give back as I have enjoyed participating for so many years.
Awesome. I love making miniatures. I have issued a challenge to my guild here i Fantastic Quilt Guild in Fairfield Glade, TN. I made some 1" finished blocks that have 17 pieces in them. Love bright fabrics!
I had to read that three times, Katherine. Those are some truly tiny pieces then. I'm gonna have to see some pictures. Are there any online?
Love your process and your finished piece! Thank you so much for being an incredible sponsor this season!
Thank you, Kim! Always glad to be a cheerleader for Project QUILTING and glad I could sponsor this year.
I love the fabric that you used to mimic the 4 patches and the reversal of the points! Great little quilt for PQ!
Thank you, Kathleen! It was a great cheat for making a mini "4-patch" on a tiny quilt.
Your fabric choices are great! And thanks for being a sponsor!
Thank you! I can never go wrong when I choose my favorite color palette. :-)