{A Little Improv and Wonky} Mini Quilt

For my last Northcott Fabrics Colorworks Solids mini quilt challenge, I choose to make a reversible quilt. This is a symptom of what happens to me when I can’t make up my mind! This color palate has stayed on my mind since my Subway Tiles quilt and I wasn’t ready to stop working with it. My color choices were “made for me” but the design was undecided up until the end of the month.

Wonky circles have been a recurring interest of mine. There is something about how a circle looks so different when they aren’t symmetrical. I found this tutorial from She Can Quilt and combined it with the information in How Pink Please’s tutorial to create my own quilt top. I was tempted to make a full circle with four pieces and made three pieces until I realized I just wanted one!

I have also noticed a trend of solid colored “ladders” around Instagram. On Christmas Eve, I was staring at my left over strips of fabric and decided a pieced quilt back would be a perfect way to finish up this piece and my year long design challenge. The contrast between the colors was fascinating and the simplicity of the design brought the piece over the top.

As for the quilting, I am not usually a fan of dense quilting. In my opinion, dense quilting can really flatten a quilt and it loses it’s “fluff”. Several people have said they double their batting to alleviate some of the flatness. I decided to try that and pay tribute to both the circle design and the ladders by echoing both designs. I love the final outcome!

It feels great to look back at a year of work and know I challenged myself every month to create something different. I can’t wait for my challenge in 2017!

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