Colorful Life Mini Quilt

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A few months ago I bought my first (and only) quilting die for my Big Shot Sizzix die cutter. Sizzix is getting into the quilting die game now which is quite handy since I already had the cutting machine. The half square triangle seemed a good place to start because exact size really matters. It made quick work of the cutting pieces for this mini quilt.

Colorful Life Front

I am always inspired by the colorful quilts made by Rita of Red Pepper Quilts so I just picked some random bright colors from my fabric stash. Initially I just had a white border, but when I was auditioning fabrics for the back, I realized the additional turquoise border would really frame out the quilt nicely.

Colorful Life

To offset the brights on the front, I chose Kona Ash and White for the back. The binding is a wonderful Tula Nest print.

Colorful Life Back

I quilted this one free motion and it measures 26″ x 30″. I’ve put it up in the shop, but if it doesn’t sell it may find it’s way on my wall in my sewing room. 🙂

ETA: I forgot to mention I now have a Facebook page for Fresh Lemons Quilts. Come on over and join if you are a Facebook user. It will keep you updated on new blog entries, shop sales, and just all around fun things I find to share!


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    That quilt is beautiful. I am a big fan of Rita’s quilts too. The colors are just fabulous. You did a great job on this quilt. I love the turquoise border and the binding. Who am I kidding? I love the whole thing!

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    Johanna says

    Wow, this quilt is really stunning! I love everything about it, the colourful triangles, the border, the binding and the quilting. It’s perfect!

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    Jennifer says

    Thanks for the great info on the Sizzix quilt dies. I am so glad to know about those as I have a big shot machine and would love to have dies for quilting.
    Love the quilt and the great pops of color. Happy to be a Facebook fan now too! 🙂

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