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Continuing with my new series of Project QUILTING artist trading cards (ATCs) I created a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" quilt featuring a silhouette of my 3-year-old niece. I used solid black batik with black MistyFuse to fusible appliqué the silhouette to my background fabric. My quilting is minimal, just long the edge of the silhouette (more easily seen from the back). This is my submission to this week's In Silhouette one week quilt challenge from Project QUILTING.

I started with this photo my sister took for me of my niece. I printed it on paper at the size I wanted to use it, traced the border of my niece with a marker, then used it as my pattern to cut out my fused fabric.

Here's a peek at the back.

 

I'm linking up to Project QUILTING 13.2. So far there are over 130 entries! I hope you'll check them out. The next challenge comes out on January 30.

For PQ 13.1 I created a whole cloth ATC.

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About a year ago I participated in the I Spy book release blog hop by making these two quilt blocks from the book. Each is a paper pieced block in which I chose to use solid fabrics.

It is season 13 of Project QUILTING and as much as I love to participate, I really have been focusing on finishing works in progress. I'd convinced myself that instead of participating in this season's one week quilt challenges by conceiving, starting, and completing a quilt in a week (for each of the six challenges) I would choose a WIP from the pile to complete that would fulfill the challenge theme (for an unofficial finish for the challenge). When the All the Colors challenge was announced on January 2, I scanned the list of WIPs and sussed out what would work for "All the Colors." The description had indicated that the quilt needed to use "at least five colors" so I chose my burger block to finish for the week.

Well, then my FOMO took over and I decided to make a little ATC mini quilt as an official submission for PQ 13.1. And the burger and watermelon blocks remained on the table.

Fast forward to last week, our week off between PQ challenge weeks. I decided to go ahead with my plan to finish up these mini quilts. I'd always envisioned finishing them as round quilts like the food is on a plate. They'll be going to my niece and nephew who are still of the "play food" age.

I knew I needed a bias binding to bind my round quilts, but was unsure if I could pull it off with machine binding or if that would be a struggle. With Cassandra's encouragement, I went for it and the machine binding went very smoothly.

Each of my quilts finished at 8" in diameter. The burger is quilted in Aurifil 50wt Toast (#6010), Red (#2250), Yellow (#2135), Chocolate (#2360), Very Dark Grass Green (#2890), and White (#2024). And the watermelon is quilted in Aurifil 50wt Red (#2250), Green (#2870), Black (#2692), and White (#2024).

Thanks for visiting. If it's not on your radar, there's still time to make a quilt for this week's Project QUILTING challenge.

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This successful little quilt was a plan B and FOMO all wrapped into one.

It’s Project QUILTING season again! I’ve participated the last five years. (Though some years I don’t complete all six challenges.) In the last many months I have been focusing on finishing up works in progress. I even updated the full UFO/WIP list. (Updated list coming later this month.) So... I decided what I would do for Project QUILTING this year would be to finish a project that was in progress for each of the challenges. I figured with the lengthy list of projects I would be able to fins a project to suit any challenge. I even looked over that UFO list and narrowed down to five contenders. But it's been a busy week and it's Saturday evening and I hadn't sewn a stitch.

One of the drawbacks to finishing an in progress project is that most of my WIPs are larger. Many are finished quilt tops, but I'm interested in doing detailed quilting that could take a while for some of them. But more importantly since those wouldn't be new projects started and finished in the challenge period my finish wouldn't count toward the collective total; I wouldn't really be part of the community this season. (Relatedly, I wouldn't be eligible for prizes, but that bothers me less.)

In past years I have often chosen small projects. I got the big idea that maybe I could do my unofficial project and a small official project. So now I'm trying to make TWO quilts in one week. (Are you laughing?) Then the next natural thought was that I should do the official one first.

I've finished a bunch of mini mini quilts recently. I really love the artist trading card size for a mini mini quilt (2 1/2" x 3 1/2"). And I have a couple fabulous rainbow fabrics that would be perfect for the All The Colors challenge. This week I decided on a whole cloth mini mini quilt. I quilted it with seven colors of thread, Aurifil 50wt in Dark Violet (#2582), Turquoise (#2810), Spring Green (#1231), Light Magenta (#2588), Bright Orange (#1133), Canary (#2120), and Light Delft Blue (#2720). I used a contour line motif, following the pattern in the fabric.

I encourage anyone who is interested to dive into the Project QUILTING challenges. If you want to participate and don't have enough time, just make a smaller project. Not enough time for that? Think even smaller. I quilted mine in the hour before dinner this evening. And after dinner I bound it while I played a game of Bloom with my sister on Zoom. Start time 5:40pm. Finish time 8:40pm.

I'm still planning for finishing a WIP that meets the theme of this week's challenge. It probably won't be by the deadline, but since it's unofficial, that's just fine. Maybe I'll use the off week between challenges to finish it. And as for the rest of the Project QUILTING season... I am now planning for a series of ATC mini mini quilts (perhaps all whole cloth) as well as finishing a WIP that ties to each challenge theme.

I'm linking up with Kim for Project QUILTING 13.1: All the Colors. Be sure to hop over and see the over 136 finished projects that folks created in just one week! Such an inspirational list. A big, giant thank you to Kim and Trish for creating this amazing community of makers. Also, a big thanks to my daughter. She selected all my thread colors and assisted with swapping thread as I quilted. She also filmed my video for the reel I shared on Instagram of my quilting.