Monday, September 5, 2016

Shadow Block Mini Quilt Along

Janice @ Color, Creating, and Quilting is hosting a Shadow Block Mini Quilt Along.  I've always wanted to make a shadow quilt so thought a mini was a good way to start.


All QAL participants followed this tutorial.  I went outside the box and used Kona Breakers for the background.


A closeup of some of the interesting prints.  Simple diagonal quilting for a quick finish.


An indoor view.  This mini is 17.5 x 21.5 inches.


And once again, I forgot to sew on hanging corners as I added the binding.  Sigh...will have to hand sew on a hanging sleeve.

Here's the list of participants.  I encourage you to visit to see all the finished minis:

Jen Rosin at A Dream and a Stitch
Janice Holton at Color, Creating and Quilting
Debora Exum at Studio Dragonfly
Amanda Everest at Quiltologie
Susan Arnold at Quilt Fabrication
Bonnie Stapleton at Institches with Bonnie
Jennifer Fulton at Inquiring Quilter
Jennifer Strauser at Dizzy Quilter
Joanne Harris at Quilts by Joanne
Mary Schuberg at Needled Mom



34 comments:

  1. It is going to be really fun to see how everyone's color choices make the pattern read. I like Breakers as the background; and the bright colors (orange!) contrast well and pull forward in a fun 3D effect.

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  2. Ooo! I love the bright, modern fabrics you used, Anja! They really pop against that blue! I'm really enjoying seeing how each quilter interpreted this assignment. I think I'm probably going to have to try another one. :)

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  3. I Like the background it goes well with your fav colour. I am tempted to make one.

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  4. What a fun quilt. It's nice when the blocks are different so your eye has surprises as it views all the colours and lines.

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  5. The blues look great as a background and your fabric squares are a great choice for the blue.

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  6. I love seeing everyone's colors, your brights are fantastic!

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  7. Nifty quilt. That quilt would look great in my studio -- similar blue to my new peg board! Your quilt looks great. So many fun fabric surprises in the squares.

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  8. Awesome color choices on this - well done!

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  9. Love the bright colors paired with the Kona, it really makes them pop! I never remember hanging sleeves either, I'm always too focused on finishing! Lol. :)

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  10. It's amazing what a color choice does to change a quilt. I am loving this blue! Beautiful!

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  11. Love this bright, modern color palette. Makes me want to make another one!

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  12. That bright blue really makes the squares pop! Great work!

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  13. Beautiful quilt. I love your bright colour palette.

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  14. Your fabrics are so much fun. I really like the bright prints.

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  15. Quite a different look with your blue background! And I feel your pain forgetting to add those hanging corners! I HATE sewing on sleeves!

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  16. WOW-this one is so different! It's amazing how different they all can look!

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  17. I like your fun mini quilt. The colors is so pretty.

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  18. I love the bright blue background, it makes your quilt stand out and look so much fun. It's been great seeing all the different versions.

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  19. Too cute! I have always wanted to do a shadow box quilt..never thought to satisfy that urge with a mini! XO

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  20. Grrrrreat job! Love the Blue background too! Definitely gives it a Summery look! :)

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  21. Bright and colourful , I love this bright blue . This makes my heart sing

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  22. I like your bright cheerful colors, thanks for sharing!
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  23. What a bright color palette! This is a fun and cheerful finish! Lovely :)

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  24. Interesting seeing everyones color choices and what a difference they make. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  25. I always love your use of colour and pattern.

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  26. Such bright happy colours! Love that shade of turquoise. I so badly wanted to join in on this; have bookmarked it, but actually stayed the course on quilting on Dayna's quilt!

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  27. My eyes just want to move all over your quilt and take it all in! I like how your fabrics are positioned at different angles..stripes horizontal, then vertical. Very cool.

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  28. Very cute shadow quilt! It has been great fun checking out all the different versions.

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  29. Bright and beautiful, that teal is a winner with the oranges.

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  30. Lovely bright colors. Beautiful mini. This QAL seemed like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing your project.

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