Friday, January 15, 2016

Thimble Blossoms Mini Sampler

I finished my Thimble Blossoms mini sampler quilt this week. I'm so happy with how it turned out. I had a lot of fun making this one even with the tiny pieces involved. This project is #1 on my Q1FAL list and also my OMG for January. I expected it to take me longer but I knocked it out pretty quickly in my excitement.

Here it is! I love it! The design credit for the sampler goes to Chrissy from Sew Lux. She figured out how to combine all the mini patterns from Thimble Blossoms. I just used her idea and put this one together. Although, I didn't have the Dilly Dally mini pattern on hand so I faked it - making it a bit too big on accident.

I did the paisley motif free-motion quilting again. I love this! I may be an addict now. It looks so fancy but is quite hard to mess up. These flowers are probably my favorite part of this mini and I may need a large quilt from them.

Here's another shot with the quilting. I use Aurifil 50wt for all my quilting and piecing. It's just easier for me to only need one weight on hand. I also like how it shows off the design, not the thread.

Another thing I love about this quilt is that it is 100% stash! I've been trying to focus on using what I have this quarter instead of buying something new. It is going so well so far! I had to cover up the name of my partner just in case. This is for the Thimble Blossoms Mini Quilt Swap from Instagram. I hope she loves it as much as I do!
 Thanks for stopping by! I had so much fun making this one and I'm already on to the next thing! I nearly have my I Heart You! quilt top done and I'm over halfway through my cable hat. I hope to be able to show off at least one of those next week. Until then I'm linking up over at Finish It Up Friday.


  1. This is just beautiful Julie. I love the fabrics you chose for it and the quilting is great! Your partner will love it for sure!

  2. Sweet finish Julie! I use a lot of 50wt too, great for texture!

  3. Love it! From the C+S prints (I'm a sucker for C+S)to the fab quilting (jealous of your skills!), it's a stunner. If you're working at using your stash this year, perhaps you'd consider joining up with The Year of The Stash over at my blog.

  4. What a cute quilt. And all from your stash - always a great feeling.

  5. Beautiful mini, so cute and great choice of fabrics. Love your quilting.


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