Blue Stairs minimal mini quilt – 2018.01.08

Here’s my second entry to the Minimal Mini Challenge by Curated Quilts.  You can see my first entry ‘Twist of Lime’ here.

For this one, I used 3 of the colors in the palette – light gray, blue gray and black.  I call it ‘Blue Stairs’.  It’s 14 inches square.

I used my favorite freezer paper (FP) piecing technique that I teach in my Circles workshop.

Here’s a brief explanation of the technique, referring to the photos below:

  1. I draw my design on FP and cut the pieces apart on the lines.  I press the FP pieces to the back of each fabric, and cut the fabric with a seam allowance.
  2. Then I reassemble the pattern by overlapping the seam allowances. Working from the back, I stitch in the gap between the paper templates.
  3. Then from the front, I trim each seam allowance very close to stitching. This leaves raw edges, which I covered with thin black bias tape.



I’m really enjoying this mini challenge, and I have a few more ideas, but I really need to tear myself away and work on another project that is due by the end of January.

Take a look at all the entries that have been submitted to the Minimal Mini Challenge.   I’m sure there will be a lot more added in the next couple of days.

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One Response to Blue Stairs minimal mini quilt – 2018.01.08

  1. Sarah Goer says:

    Your mini is lovely. Thank you for sharing your process.

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