Together with a lovely group of crafty bloggers we did a mystery challenge. Everybody got a theme from somebody to create something with. I love being part of this bloggers group, so many creative people with amazing blogs!
I got my theme from Jonie who runs the lovely blog Knot Sew Normal. She gave me the theme Musical instruments. A lovely theme with so many options! I couldn’t choose one instrument so I went for music notes instead. And thinking about music notes a mini quilt popped up in my head. The last few weeks I have been cross stitching quite a lot which gave the idea for a pixel quilt.
In Electric Quilt 7 I made a quick design of the quilt. What a lovely program that is! This is what the design looked like.
Then I dived in to my fabric box and found some lovely fabrics. Picking fabrics is something I could do all day. Doesn’t it make you happy just looking at those bright colors? :)
So then a lot of cutting and piecing was happening. The mini quilt consists of a total of 676(!!) squares of 2 x 2 cm. Good thing I didn’t thought about is too much before I started! ;) I’m very happy with how it turned out.
So many little squares! It was the first project where I pressed open all the seams. I really think that helped in piecing all the squares accurate. (Well not all squares where lined up perfectly, but I only show the pretty details of course..)
The quilt top is finished, now I have to decide on how to quilt it and what color binding it should get. Any suggestions?
Hope to finish the quilt soon. Then I’ll post a tutorial on how you can make your own fun pixel quilt!
Make sure to visit the other crafty bloggers and their mystery challenge creations! I gave Jessica from The Berry Bunch the theme “Cover up” and she created an awesome dinosaur hooded towel. Would love to have one myself ;)
Friends Stitched Together – History of Flight – 8/17
Felt with Love Designs – Under the Sea – 8/18
Knot Sew Normal – Fruit – 8/19
Friends Stitched Together – My Little Pony – 8/20
The Berry Bunch – Cover Up – 8/21
Pensebrox – Titanic – 8/22
Tangible Pursuits – London Dapper – 8/23
Rebel and Malice – Disco – 8/24
Sewing Sober – Espionage – 8/25
Sugaridoo – Musical Instruments – 8/26
Lulu and Celeste – Morpho Butterfly/Rainforest – 8/27
Paisley Roots – Classic Summer Movies – 8/28
Create 3.5 – Morocco – 8/29
Mae&K – Solar System – 8/30
The Sewing Sparrow – Safari – 8/31
I love it!!! It came out wonderful!!
Love it!! The colors you chose are beautiful!
This is wonderful! Beautiful!
That is beautiful!! Beautiful quilt!
Oh WOW! My version of quilting is using the absolute biggest squares I can so it takes the least amount of time possible – I commend you on your patience!! I love this take on the music theme :) Thanks for playing with us!
So pretty! Love all the colours. I have a quilt I started 3 years ago that’s still not done so I’m super impressed! If it were my quilt I think I’d do the orange for the backing, I like orange :)