Friday 8 May 2015

Wild Winnie Mini ** Finish **!

I was browsing an edition of Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine a little while back and saw a paper pieced block that caught my attention, not sure why but I felt I had to make it. The block was the BOM by Lynne at Lily's Quilts.

I started by making just 1 block! I used some fabrics from the collection Juggling Summer By Zen Chic, in orange.

Wild Winnie block

It didn't take long to add more blocks to the collection! I had the whole range of colours for this collection so kept to the same pattern and just changed the colour. It was at this point that I thought I ought to plan where I was going with this!

I decided I had to have 4 blocks of each colour. But I didn't like the way the colours didn't match at the point they joined a different colour. The picture below show how the blocks would have ended up and the bit I didn't like - the multicoloured square in the middle.

So I had to make some adjustments to the blocks I had made. I added another colour, the black, to border the resultant inner square, and another colour. Like in this picture below.

The final quilt top looked like this:

The downside of paper piecing is taking the papers off! I seem to get in a right mess and have to be careful not to pull the stitches too hard.

Removing the papers

The back of this mini was a random pull together of some of the other fabrics from the collection.

The back

I quilted straight lines 1/4 inch apart using a variegated silver Aurifil 50 wt thread.

Straight line quilting

I bound it in the same black fabric as used in the quilt top for continuity. I think it framed it quite nicely. 

The Front

The back

I am really happy with this finish, very bold! Now I just need to find a place to hang it. 

Having started it last quarter I made it one of this quarter's Finish Along Q2 goals! And I succeeded, now I really should tackle one of the more long term WIPs on my list!

Quilt Stats:
Pattern (front): Wild Winnie block by Lynne at Lily's Quilt.
Pattern (back): Thrown together by me using fabrics from the same collection.
Fabrics: Juggling Summer by Zen Chic.
Quilted: Straight line quilting by me using a variegated aurifil 50 wt thread (4060: Silver Moon)
Started: Mar 2015
Finished: Apr 2015
Size: 21" x 21"


  1. The black really makes it pop, the movement in this quilt is great. Very nice!

  2. very nice. I like your progression pictures also. It's interesting to see how it grew to be come the finish it is!

  3. Such a stunning block and I love the colours you have used! I need to go back through my LPQ magazine to have a look at how they are done!
    *Visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad*