I was paired with Sarah from England! Her requests were as follows: “Absolute favourite colours are black, grey, orange, yellow, silver, purple but I do love most colours. I love minimalist and abstract designs. I love skulls and anything gothic. I love lots of quilting too.”
After much consideration I decided to use Tula Pink’s Sugar Skull Mini Quilt Pattern from the Quilt with Tula and Angela book.
On Black Friday, I found the absolute perfect combinations of fabric at Joanns, in there new line of Premium Modern Quilting Fabric. I used a grey fabric for the skull, a purple fabric for the background, a space fabric with a geometric pattern for the backing and a black and white fabric for the binding.
The pattern was easy to follow and the cutting charts that Tula provides in the book make cutting the fabric a breeze. Assembly was easy, chain piecing the teeth made them go much faster. Assembly couldn’t have taken more than an hour.
I decided to quilt the mini myself. I used an internal echo for the skull and then matchstick or straight line quilting for the background. Using the walking foot on my machine I spaced the lines a quarter inch apart to create a dense quilting texture (it is truly amazing how different the created fabric feels). I didn’t quilt through the skull in an effort to help make the skull itself stand out from the background. This did require me to bury a lot of the threads that didn’t go off the edge but a pack of cheater needles, and a few hours watching TV made this a breeze!
Because the quilt is a mini and I hate sewing sleeves on the back of my quilts I decided to add hangers to the back of the quilt and use one of them as my label. I used a Micron Pen to add all of the required information!
I can’t wait to give it to my swap buddy at Quilt Con 2018!!
P.s. I gave Sarah her mini and she loved it!! I LOVED the one she made me too!!! 😍😍