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The Airshow Mini Quilt

I just love my Airshow Mini Quilt! I took a Quilting Workshop, which was hosted by the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild.  The KCMQG was hosting Latifah Saafir, with Latifah Saafir Studios. This workshop featured the Airshow Quilt pattern.  Because the workshop was a half day, all the class participants learned how to make a mini quilt (or a pillow top).  In this class we learned about Latifah’s pattern and some great tips and trick for working with bias tape.  Let me share more about how I made my Airshow Mini Quilt.

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THE airshow mini quilt – MATERIALS LIST

(just a side note about the fabric that I used.  I hope you are able to find some, with the links I have provided.  This fabric is out of production and will someday be gone forever)

In case you wanted to make a different (larger size) of this amazing pattern, here is an image of what fabric amounts are required for each size.

Here are the material requirements for the AirShow Quilt. Pattern is by Latifah Saafir Studios. #ForBeginners #easy #quilt #Quilts #Quilting #ideas #modern#ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial#quilting #sewing #handmade #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #Bedding #Hip #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

THE airshow mini QUILT – SUPPLY LIST

  • Sewing Machine (if you don’t have one yet, here are some that I recommend)
  • Cotton Thread (I recommend Aurifil 50 wt)
  • Rotary Cutter with sharp blade (no kidding about a sharp blade)
  • Acrylic Ruler
  • Cutting Mat
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Sewing Pins or Wonder Clips
  • 1/2″ (12mm) Bias Tape Maker
  • Erasable Fabric Marker
  • Washable School Glue (like Elmer’s)

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Kelly is using bias tape in her Airshow Quilt Block. Learn some tips and tricks to make your own! #ForBeginners #easy #quilt #Quilts #Quilting #ideas #modern#ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial#quilting #sewing #handmade #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #Bedding #Hip #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

THE airshow mini QUILT – ASSEMBLY

Using Latifah’s pattern, you will cut out your focus fabric and glue this to your background fabric.  Be sure to use Latifah’s diagram to help you layout the pieces in the proper place.  Then, using your Erasable Fabric Marker, you will trace and draw your loop lines.  Make your bias tape and sew this over the lines.  Super fun and easy!  In case you haven’t made bias tape before, here is a helpful video tutorial!


The entire class had a wonderful time making our Airshow Quilt Blocks!  Check out some of these fun snapshots of the KCMQG Class!  So many great varieties of fabric.  Isn’t it amazing how different these can look, just by selecting different fabrics?  Say hello to some of my favorite people!  I just love the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild!

     

If you ever get a chance to take a class with Latifah Saafir, I highly recommend it!  She is an excellent instructor and her style is amazing!  You can learn more about Latifah on her website.  If you belong to a guild, I would also recommend you make arrangements to have Latifah come for a visit!  So much fun and inspiration!

I hope you try this fun project!  This Airshow Mini Quilt has found it’s place on my wall of mini quilts!  Yay!

Happy Quilting!

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Learn tips and tricks for working with Bias Tape and make this adorable mini quilt in the process! You can even make this into a Pillow top! #ForBeginners #easy #quilt #Quilts #Quilting #ideas #modern#ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial#quilting #sewing #handmade #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #Bedding #Hip #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

Goosed Up about Rainbows

I love rainbows!  Rainbows remind me of God’s promise and new beginnings.  Not to mention they are beautiful!  When I found out about a Mini Quilt Swap that was themed on rainbows – I was in!  What is a mini quilt, you ask?  A mini quilt is like a regular quilt, only much, much smaller!  The Mini Quilt swap that I joined was called #RainbowMiniQuiltSwap. This swap was hosted by Kate Basti.  A swap host is called a “Swap Mama”.  All swap participants were sent an email with their secret partner’s name, mailing address and basic interest info. This email also contained reminders about checkpoint info and mailing date deadlines. The basic interest info contained the person’s fabric and design likes and dislikes and any other info they decided to include in their submission form. Once I received my partner info, I immediately started trolling her Instagram feed.  My secret partner was an accomplished quilter.  Her Instagram feed was full of lovely creations.  She posted a mosaic, which I used as inspiration for choosing the pattern and fabric for her Mini Quilt.  In her mosaic, I spied the Goosed Up foundation paper pieced pattern by Jeli Quilts.  I was definitely goosed up about rainbows!  Let me tell you what you need to make your own!

Goosed Up about Rainbows - Fabric Pull

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Goosed Up – Material List 

Goosed Up – Basic Supply List

Once I got my pattern all printed out, I decided it would be a good idea to make a practice block.  I was still waiting on a few fabrics to arrive from my online orders, so I used my scraps and made this trial block, which is about the size of a coffee cup coaster.  The block was easy to make and my practice piece turned out great!

Paper pieced coaster

Finding all the right fabrics was my favorite part!  I already had many in my own stash to choose from.  For some reason, I was low on yellow and red choices.  I had an abundance of teal and blue (no surprise there)!  I got all my final selections organized and in ROYGBIV order!

Since I had already made a practice block, this one was a lot easier to put together.  It was exciting to watch the mini quilt take shape!  I decided to make the small geese shapes with the darker color and have the shadow of that color be a lower volume of the base.  I love the effect!

In progress Goosed up Rainbow Mini Quilt
Fons And PorterI had seen so many people use a plain white background, so I wanted to make this one a little differently.  I love how this low volume red fabric added a note of interest to the rest of the fabrics!  Once I had the sections all together, I sandwiched this all together and did some very intentional straight line quilting.  I was extremely pleased with the finished mini quilt!

Completed Goosed up Rainbow Mini QuiltFor the backing, I used a fun rainbow dot fabric.  I stumbled upon this at my LQS (local quilt shop).  I had to scoop it up and it turned out PERFECT!

As with all my swap packages, I love to send extras!  Going overboard was easy, but I just love rainbows (I think I mentioned that earlier).  Who doesn’t love handmade goodies!  I covered up my label to hide some sensitive info, but you can get the general idea of my secret partners swap package.  She loved it!  She loved all of it!!!

Complete swap package plus extras for the Goosed Up Rainbow Mini Quilt
I hope you decide to try this fun pattern.  One day, I would love to make an entire quilt from it – it is sooooo good!

If you would like to learn the Foundation Paper Piecing technique, I recommend you reach out to your local quilt shop.  I hope someone there would be able to offer this in a class for you.  If this is not available for you, or if you would like to learn at your own pace – I can recommend this online class.  Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing with Carol Doak.  Carol is the foundation paper piecing BOSS!  I love her books and patterns!

Carol Doak Foundation Paper Piece online Class

I would love to see some of your paper pieced projects!  You can share your creations on my Facebook page, or tag me on Instagram!  If you are looking for some more Foundation Paper Piecing inspiration – checkout my Pinterest Board!

Goosed Up Foundation Paper Piecing Pattern

Happy Stitching!

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A few years ago, I joined Instagram and started following several creative quilters and sewing enthusiasts.  I found this platform to be a very inspirational source and through this platform, I was actually introduced to many new fabric designers and ideas. I had to learn a little about hashtags and how to use them. After being on Instagram for a few months, I decided to join a Mini Quilt Swap. What is a mini quilt, you ask?  A mini quilt is like a regular quilt, only much, much smaller!

The Mini Quilt swap that I joined was called #SpringFlingMiniQuilt swap. This swap was hosted by Nelma Bell with Beach Baby Couture.  A swap host is called a “Swap Mama”. Since this swap gained a large number of participants, the swap Mama recruited some friends to help with managing the participants.  All the participants were divided into teams.  I was assigned to the “HaveAFlingWithJen team, which was managed by Team Mom Jen Lanak (also known as Quilter In The Closet on Instagram).

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All swap participants were sent an email with their secret partner’s name, mailing address and basic interest info. This email also contained reminders about checkpoint info and mailing date deadlines. The basic interest info contained the person’s fabric and design likes and dislikes and any other info they decided to include in their submission form. Once I received my partner email, I immediately started trolling her Instagram feed.  My secret partner did not have any sewing or quilting pictures on her feed, so I kept an eye out for her mosaic.  This proved to be a challenge because she did not end up posting a mosaic.  Some folks could have found this to be a hindrance, but I saw this as an opportunity for creative license!!!  Since I love foundation paper piecing, I found a great beginner pattern on Etsy and used the Tula Pink collection called Bumble.  I also mixed in my favorite fabric Kona solids by Robert Kaufman.

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supplies to make this mini quilt

Materials List:

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The mini quilt came together very quickly!  I will definitely recommend using Carol Doak’s foundation paper for the pattern.  This makes ripping out the paper SOOOOOOO much easier!  I would also recommend using a special ruler for your trimming.  The Add-A-Quarter ruler makes the trimming so much faster.  It has a lip on it that nests nicely to your project so you can achieve the perfect quarter inch trim each time.

Once I had all four sections of the little quilt pattern sewn together, I joined all the sections to complete my mini quilt top.  I was very intentional about the fabric placement in order to create a nice contrast between the print and solid fabric pieces.

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For the quilting, I used the “stitch in the ditch” technique around the star pieces.  For the background area, I used a simple meandering style.  I made sure to select a thread color to match the background fabric.  I used quilters dream supreme batting which gives this project a nice thickness and loft.

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I counted down the days until we were allowed to ship off the mini quilts.  I made sure to send my package with a few little notions and goodies. Who doesn’t like extras?!?!  Believe me, it was difficult to send this off to it’s new home!  My secret partner posted this picture and was pleased with her swap package.  I love a happy swap partner!

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If you ever want to join an Instagram swap, I would recommend you follow a couple guidelines:

  1. Only join swaps with deadlines and rules that you know you can follow
  2. Maintain a public Instagram profile during the swap
  3. Interact with your assigned hashtag to create a fun and relevant community
  4. Have fun and enjoy getting to know some really wonderful and creative folks!

Happy Sewing!

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