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:

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

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.

Janice Holton said...

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. :)

Julia D @ Jada's Quilting Adventures said...

Very pretty, Anja! I love the bright colours!

Stitchin At Home said...

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

Dolores said...

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.

Needled Mom said...

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

Paige said...

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

Bonnie said...

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.

Susan said...

Awesome color choices on this - well done!

Little Black Cat Quilting said...

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. :)

Jen said...

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

Debora Exum said...

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

barbara woods said...

love those bright colors

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

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

barcord said...

Beautiful quilt. I love your bright colour palette.

Jen Strauser said...

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

Vicki H said...

Very cute and bright mini.

Vesuviusmama said...

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

rosemaryschild said...

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

hueisei said...

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

GranChris said...

Great colors, I like bright.

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

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.

KaHolly said...

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

OhioLori said...

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

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

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

quilter said...

I like your bright cheerful colors, thanks for sharing!
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Kitty said...

What a bright color palette! This is a fun and cheerful finish! Lovely :)

Quilting Tangent said...

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

Anonymous said...

I always love your use of colour and pattern.

Sandra Walker said...

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!

Kathy E. said...

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.

mangozz said...

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

Nancy J said...

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

Havplenty said...

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

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