Amy Ellis is very kindly spreading the virtual quilting love once again, by hosting the first of her two annual online quilt festivals. It's just been Spring Quilt Market in Minneapolis, and so Amy's Creative Side Bloggers' Quilt Festival has been running all week, so that we can all celebrate quilting everywhere, not just in Minneapolis! - super lucky for me, since Brisbane and Minneapolis are thousands of kilometres apart, plus a very long time on a couple of planes.
I'm entering my True North mini into the Mini Quilts category. The patten is by Peta from She Quilts a Lot - there's a full-size version in Peta's shop as well. There are some gorgeous True North quilts on instagram, if you take a look through #truenorthquilt.
My mini has mix of gorgeous Moda fabrics from fat-quarter bundles. I normally sew much more scrappily - so it was a different experience to sew from just three different fabric lines. I think the world may stop turning if I ever sewed from just one!
The fussy-cut animals and all the blues are from Urban Chiks' Nomad. The citron yellows are from Amy Ellis' Chic Neutrals, and the backgrounds are from Modern Background - Paper by Zen Chic. I think they all play really well together, and I absolutely love how my mini has turned out.
The quilting is my very favourite organic lines - it's my all-time quilting favourite because by adding 'organic' to 'lines', there can be no mistakes ever!
Peta has written a great pattern, it sews together really quickly. I love the nifty little faux nine-patches for the star corners.
The Nomad animals are so sweet - I think it's my favourite print in the range - though I also love the navy flowers and the pale blue feathers in the pic below.
For the back, I've used a favourite print from Moda - Erin Michael's Lush Uptown - have you seen Erin's new line Purebred, which was released at Quilt Market over the weekend? Love it already.
This little mini is headed to my little desk in the corner, to be a mat for my laptop. It measures 18" x 18", so it's the perfect size.
Happy Spring Bloggers' Festival everyone. There are some really gorgeous entries already, please go check them out over a cup of tea. Have a great day. xoxo cat