My mini quilt this week was a personal challenge to work with the color orange. It is not my favorite color to use in quilts, however, I have seen many gorgeous quilts using this color. I decided to make a cross quilt block mini because I plan to make a larger version using different fabrics later.
I started with some Heather Ross chicken fabric. There were four 5.5 inch squares that I cut in half.
I cut my orange fabric in 1.75 inch strips to make the cross in the blocks. Remember that I don't have a pattern, I am just winging it : ) Did you get the joke??
After trimming the four cross blocks I sewed them together and added a border. I decided not to use binding. I put my quilt top and back right sides together with my batting under the quilt top and I sewed around the three layers. I left about 3 inches to turn the fabric and I sewed the small opening shut. Then I sat outside with my husband and watched some college football and quilted this little mini quilt. While watching the games, I used variegated orange perle cotton thread to do my new favorite "big stitch quilting"!
My Chicken Crossing mini quilt finished 12 X 12 inches. I am really enjoying making these mini quilts. What a great way to try something new : ) I am adding my link to Mini Quilt Monday with Faith at Fresh Lemons, Celebrate Color with Rachel at Stitched in Color, Sew Modern Monday with Megan at Canoe Ridge Creations and Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story!
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