Thursday, March 1, 2012

Mini Fini

When I last posted I was looking at ripping out sixteen lines of straight quilting on my Granny Squares mini.
I had adjusted the tension on my bobbin to FMQ and apparently, my walking foot was not happy.

I'm quite happy to report all tight, wonky stitching is gone and replaced with a nice, meandering stitch.

Here you see the quilting better here.  I FMQ'd a petal motif into the squares.  For some reason I'm okay on the right hand curve of something, but coming back down on the left really challenges my eye-hand coordination.

The color inspiration for this mini came from a coffee mug I've had forever.  I don't drink coffee but I love the colors on it and have kept it around for hot cocoa and such.

You can't see it in this picture, but the word "Hope" is in large print and Romans 15:13, "I pray that God who gives me hope will bless me with complete happiness and peace because of my faith."
The Sunkissed fabric has "hope" in there as well.

Another gratituous FMQ shot!

The finished Grannies measure 5" square with a 1" sashing (including cornerstones) between.  The overall measurement is 20" square.  I'm repainting our front hallway totally white and this little sweetie will hang on the wall next to the door and is the inspiration for the colors coming to our house soon!

Won't you please join me over at Amanda Jean's Finish It Up Friday?  I "hope" to see you there.

(think the AP wire tap-tap-tap update noise here)
Lindsay, fellow IMQG member, just suggested I link up to Ellison Lane Quilts for the Modern Mini Quilt Challenge.  Wow!  I'm glad I took that suggestion!
Thanks Lindsay and good luck!


  1. I am loving this Granny Square pattern... I'll have to do one soon. Yours is beautiful! Very sweet colors.

  2. Very pretty! I like the idea of adding words with the quilting.

  3. A wonderful sentiment for a wonderful little quilt. What a nice way to choose a color scheme.

  4. I just finished some granny squares too! You should link up your mini quilt to

  5. Beautiful quilt, love the colors

  6. Lovely! I have a granny square quilt on my to-do list for the next month!

  7. So pretty - what a lovely welcome to your home it will be.

  8. Oh I love it! I am joining in The ORB quilt along for this quilt. :)

  9. So pretty - love these Granny squares!!!

  10. beautiful mini! Congrats on a great finish!

  11. So glad you linked up! The mini is adorable- love granny squares. Good luck!

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  13. ack! that is so cute! anything mini makes me a little bit giddy.

    thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

  14. What a beautiful Granny quilt and it matches your Precious Moments cup perfectly!

  15. Your granny squares quilt is sooooo darling! I like how you added the corner squares.


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