indigo quilt design by Sharon McConnell with curved piecing and Moda Fabrics
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Indigo Mini Quilt Top, Done!

 

indigo quilt design by Sharon McConnell with curved piecing and Moda Fabrics

Last week I showed you the beginnings of this cute little quilt and now I have it finished! My first finished top of 2017.

I started with a layer cake (10″ squares) of the Aubade Song to Dawn collection from Moda Fabrics. This is an entire collection of basic prints in only blue and white and gray. I wanted to try some very small curved orange peel shapes, keeping the center fabric in tact.

indigo quilt design by Sharon McConnell with curved piecing and Moda Fabrics

 

I decided for the start of this year to work on a series of small quilts. This is partly due to a larger project I am working on and that I just have so many ideas that I am getting impatient (0: I just want to MAKE ALL THE QUILTS! So, in order to satisfy my creative urge, I am concentrating on small quilts, but challenging myself with experimentation with shape, size and design.

This little quilt is about 31″ square and the curves for the orange peel shapes are 4 1/2″. That is by far the smallest curve I have pieced…and it feels mighty exciting! At first I had planned on placing the dark blue squares with the lighter pod shapes in each corner right next to each other. But when I sewed several together, I didn’t like the look of it. I decided to add the sashing with little navy blue corners, and I think it adds a lot to the design.

indigo quilt design by Sharon McConnell with curved piecing and Moda Fabrics

Besides those small curves, this quilt is different for me due to the limited color palette. Were you thinking, “this is not Color Girl style at all!” ? It does lack my usual bright splash of color but I really love how classic the blue and white looks. I admit I was super tempted to make those corner squares bright orange…

Hope 2017 is off to a good start for everyone! Happy Sewing,

Sharon

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “Indigo Mini Quilt Top, Done!

  1. Anne-Maree Matthews says:

    Gorgeous! ????it!

  2. KathyCummings says:

    Love it! I’m a blue fanatic!!!

  3. Marsha says:

    I love blue and white quilts so this really resonates with me; that said, I think orange setting stones might be a cool way to go also. Love it and your idea of sticking with small projects so you have a chance to try more.

  4. Susan K says:

    I love this little quilt! It’s making me rethink my reluctance to sew curves.

  5. Mary Speece says:

    I would like the pattern. Is it available?

  6. Mary says:

    Is the pattern available?

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