Wednesday, October 31, 2018

WIP Wednesday - Michael Miller Challenges

I received fabric for the Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller Challenge, as well as fabric for the Sewtopia Michael Miller Challenge.  As luck would have it, it was the same fabric line for both challenges!!  Hash Dot is an awesome print in many colours.

The MQG fabric was four fat eighths:  Hash Dot Grass, Marine, and Ebony and Cotton Couture Peach.  The requirement was to use at least two of the Hash Dot prints and the Cotton Couture.

The Sewtopia fabric was six fat quarters:  Hash Dot Ebony, Blue, Meadow, Yellow, Orange, and Red.

So how to make one project combining both fabric bundles??  I had a consult with Dena @ No Frickin' Blog Yet.  Get a blog already would ya!!!  I decided to make a lone star mini using the colours below.  The binding will be made with all the colours.  I had a Michael Miller neutral print in my stash for the backing.

Piecing the strip sets went well.

Or so I thought.  I either made a small error in my seam allowance or in cutting the diamonds because a few seams didn't match fully when I pieced each half of the star.  But I managed to ease in all the seams.

I am pleased with the result.  I've started quilting and hope to finish in a few days so I can get the binding on over the weekend.

I hope you had a great Halloween.  I had an awesome night trick-or-treating with my niece.  At 14 months, I don't think she knew what was going on, but she laughed and laughed.  And held on tight to her candy bucket. 

I've done reviews for Paperless Post in the past.  It's a great electronic invitation website.  I just discovered they now have flyers, in addition to invitations and cards.  I love that you can manage your guest list and send reminders.  I can't wait to try the new flyers.

Linking up with:

Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts
WIP Wednesday @ The Needle and Thread Network
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication
Wednesday Wait Loss @ The Inquiring Quilter


  1. Beautiful lone star with nice color transitions!

  2. What a beautiful lone star! The colors are just perfect - it is a very happy star!

  3. Love your lone star all those wonderful colours flow!

  4. Oh, what a beautiful lone star! I love the rainbow progression you created.

  5. Very nice star - you did a great job combining all the fabrics. Good luck in the challenge!

  6. Oh, I LOVE This, Anja! A Lone Star something is on my bucket list and I would be happy to just make a mini like this. It's GORGEOUS!

  7. Pleased? Oh please, pleased is an understatement, Anja. I'd say thrilled at least. It is gorgeous and so neatly done, I love it!!!!

  8. Great challenge piece! It looks lovely. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss. It's great to have you back!

  9. This looks really great Anja, and I think it's awesome that you killed two challenges with one project. Hope you have a sunny Sunday like me!

  10. THis looks amazing Anja. I'm really impressed with your seams and colour transition.


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