Friday, February 24, 2012
Friday Finish: Firefly Mini-Quilt
It's hard to believe that I was able to finish up my "Project Quilting" quilt this week WAY ahead of schedule! As mentioned in the last post, the theme for this week (round 4) is "Barn Quilt". These are the colorful painted quilt blocks that you see decorating barns mostly in the Midwest. They are typically very "traditional", and primarily use solid (paint) colors. For the challenge, I tried to envision what we'd have on a barn, if we owned one, and almost immediately a firefly came to mind. We've had "firefly" in some form or another in our family email address since our very first AOL dial-up account, back in the 90's. I started searching for "firefly quilt blocks", and came up with nothing really, so I decided to make my own.
I used a traditional 6 by 6 grid (a 9 patch variation) and played around with it until I came up with a design I liked, and sewed up the block. It's 24 inches by 24 inches.
Since It's a simple design, I decided to use some fun quilting to make it a bit more interesting. My machine has been cooperating lately, and I'm pretty happy at how it all came out.
It's a bit late in the day, but I'll be linking up with Crazy Mom Quilt's Finish it up Friday. Come see what others have finished this week!