Friday, November 1, 2019

TGIFF - Sewtopia Challenge

Have you been to Sewtopia?  This will be my second time, and I'm looking forward to visiting Seattle.

Sewtopia works with Michael Miller Fabrics to select six fabrics for a challenge.  Each attendee receives six fat quarters.  The rules of the challenge are simple:  use one or all of the fabrics, but you can only use Michael Miller Fabrics .

Here are the six fabrics that I received.  It's a great bundle.

I wanted to make something that had "rain" so I could use the raindrop print.  I remembered a pattern that I had downloaded but never got around to making.  It's called Spring Fling Mini by JmzB Quilts.

I Googled how to paper peice with a directional print.  My raindrops are all pointed in the right direction!  😊
I used all six fabrics and added one other Michael Miller fabric.

I used Aurifil #2600 Dove to free-motion quilt "rain" and "puddles."

I knew what I was going to name this roughly 12 x 16 mini before I even started sewing:  Can't Get My Hair Wet.  Anyone who knows me, knows that I don't use umbrellas.  I always have to have a hat or a hood to make sure my hair doesn't get wet.  Wet hair = a frizzy mess.

I'm linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday @ Slice of Pi Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict 
Finished or Not Friday @ Alycia Quilts
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Brag About Your Beauties @ From Bolt to Beauty 
Friday Foto Fun @ Powered by Quilting


  1. This is such a great mini Anja! I love the puddles - you are so clever! :-)

  2. Love those raindrops going in the same direction. What a lovely piece!!

  3. So fun! Great incorporation of all those fabrics. :)

  4. I love your rainy day mini Anja! The quilting adds another dimension to your perfect fabric choices. I'm curious though- why don't you carry an umbrella?

  5. Now this is a work of art! I'd be proud to hang this on my wall. This is adorable!

  6. This is so cute, and a fabulous use of the fabric bundle! I'm really impressed that you could keep your raindrops directional while paper piecing--this is a skill I have not mastered!

  7. I love it, Anja! Getting the directional print right totally makes the whole thing :) I love the name, too!

  8. I would love to have that quilt to hang on my wall. It really is so cute and clever. I envy your living in Nova Scotia. I have always wanted to at least visit!

  9. If there is an award for getting the raindrops all going in the right direction, you would win. What a wonderful wall hanging.

  10. I saw this on IG and swooned and now on the laptop, OBSESSED, as my daughters would say. Beautiful work Anja!

  11. This is fabulous Anja! Great use of all the fabrics.

  12. Very cute quilt! I love how you did the quilting. I went to Blueprint and purchased the pattern, thanks for the heads up!


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