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My Sweet Baby Jane mini for The Minis Blog Tour

Anjeanette Sweet Baby Jane The Minis Blog hop

Do you follow Pat Bravo on Instagram? I do. When I saw her post looking for people to participate in a mini quilt blog hop using some of her new fabrics, I jumped at the chance. I chose to use a sweet bundle of Dare because it had such a great mixture of patterns.

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I knew after I saw these lovelies that they were destined for greatness. Yes, I said greatness. My guild mates have been making fantastic quilts using the Diabolical Jane design that they started after seeing something similar in a museum. Jessie and Melinda have already made several Diabolical Janes and I have been looking for the perfect fabrics for a Jane of my own.

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The name was Diabolical Jane was chosen because for such simple layout, fabric placement is rather challenging. I thought it would be fun to make my version by highlighting the center of the design and not continuing the blocks all the way through each side. I received fat eighths of the fabric and ran out of the perfect black dot on white background fabric. I decided to supplement alternating sides with the yummy solid in the pack. Since mine is a cute mini, and a little different than the originals, I changed the name to suit this mini a little better: Sweet Baby Jane! I think I always say this, but I kind of love her!

Thanks to Pat Bravo for letting me play along.
Check out these other blogs for more inspiration of the blog hop.

April 25 – Slice of Pi Quilts and
The Wholesome Mama

April 26th – The Simple Life Company and Stacy Gibson

April 27th – A Crafty Fox and Snicker Doodle Stew

April 28th – Why Not Sew and Me! I’m on Instagram too!

Up next are:
April 29th – The Little Bird Designs and Thistle Thicket StudioThistle Thicket Studio

May 2nd – Christine Blessing and Cat Noonan

May 3rd – My Crowded Nest and Sewn Modern Crafts

May 4th – Faith Essenburg and Storts Market

May 5th – Handmade 3D and Michelle Bartholomew

May 6th – Kate Basti and Modern Makerie

May 9th – Raspberry Sunshine and Skinny Malinky Quilts

May 10th – Marijas Fabric Creations and Lamb and Wolfie

May 11th – For the Love of Fabric and T Jaye

May 12th – Aqua Paisley Studio and Betyipiernaty

May 13th – Tied with a Ribbon and Thats sew KerryPat Bravo

May 16th – A Recap by Pat Bravo

My Cascading Star quilt for the Jaftex Blog Hop

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** My drawing is now closed.  I’m sending an email to the winner.

Regina said :This is great -the fabric flip and faced binding are great new tools to take away from this project.”   Thanks for entering all.

Waaay back in June of 2013, I got to play with some fabric from Henry Glass & Co for the Desire to Inspire posts on their blog. They sent me some fabric and I could make whatever I wanted with it. I love a good challenge.

Fast forward to this summer. I was contacted by Henry Glass again and asked if I wanted to participate in a blog hop. Sure. Of course. I am always game to play with fabric.

I present to you my Cascading Star mini quilt. Isn’t she lovely?

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They sent me a bundle of Fusion Illusion fabrics from Blank Quilting Corp. (Part of the Jaftex family.) I got to use the bundle and some white textured fabric they sent, to make something for the blog hop. When the fabrics arrived, I knew exactly what I was going to make. This fabric is bright and bold and in a fairly good rainbow variety of colors.

My favorite quilt I’ve ever made has to be my Botanics Star Quilt.

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It hangs on my family room wall and I spend a fair amount of time looking at it. When I looked at these interlocking star shapes, I couldn’t help but wonder what it would look like with the legs forming some kind of chain of cascading stars. The interlocking long legs would create a ribbon of stars that meander over a space.

I wanted to keep all the legs of each individual star in the same color so I flipped over alternating legs to use the backside of the fabric to create some dimension. I think it is very subtle but effective in creating distance and dimension. (The leg on the right is the wrong side of the fabric.)2015_08_04_6597

I flipped over some of the background pieces as well, to give a subtle dimension.  Then I laid out my stars into individual stars.

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I wanted the legs of each star to be varied and wonky, some of the tips missing even.  That is a big one for me. I normally like order and perfect points. Since I was playing, I wanted to throw caution to the wind and just explore the shapes.

I had made a mock up of how I wanted the mini to look and specifically which leg needed to be long and touching the next star. I referred to my diagram as I made each star. The colors on the diagram were purposefully done so I could tell which leg was to be with the wrong side of the fabric facing up. Each touching leg is a darker color…right side facing up.

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With all the white in the background, I really took time to think about how I wanted to bind this. I didn’t want a bright color to interfere with the edge of the mini.

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I figured this was the perfect time to try a faced binding. I love how it turned out.

 

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The faced binding is hand stitched to the back so there are no lines from the front!

I love it and am so glad for the chance to participate in the blog hop celebrating Jaftex.

 

Now for the fun stuff. Please check out the other blogs for the rest of the month for your chance for some great prizes. Also, if you want to win a bundle of the same fabrics I used, please leave a comment on this blog post. I’m going to put the entries all in a hat and choose one winner October 1st.

 

September 1 – Kim Diehl guest posting @ American Patchwork & Quilting

September 2 – Pepper @ Pepper at the Quilt Studio

September 3 – Anjeanette @ Anjeanette Klinder *That’s me

September 4 – Leanne @ The Whole Country Caboodle

September 5 – Mark @ Mark Lipinski’s Blog

September 6 – Heather @ Heather Kojan Quilts

September 7 – Heather @ Trends and Traditions

September 7 – Martha @ Wagons West Designs

September 8 – Linda @ Linda Lum DeBono

September 9 – Heidi @ Red Letter Quilts

September 10 – Jill @ Jillily Studios

September 10 – Dana @ My Lazy Daisy

September 11 – Penny @ Sew Simple Designs

September 12 – Ida @ Cowtown Quilts

September 13 – Liz and Beth @ Lizzie B Cre8ive

September 14 – Melissa @ Sew Bitter Sweet Designs

September 15 – Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl

September 16 – Amy @ Kati Cupcake

September 16 – Barbara @ QuiltSoup2

September 17 – Erica @ Kitchen Table Quilting

September 18 – Leona @ Leona’s Quilting Adventure

September 19 – Margot @ The Pattern Basket

September 20 – Sylvia @ Flying Parrot Quilts

September 21 – Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts

September 22 – Kim @ Aurifil Threads

September 23 – Rebekah @ Don’t Call Me Becky

September 24 – Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

September 25 – Mary Ellen @ Little Quilts

September 25 – Mary Jane @ Holly Hill Designs

September 26 – Daisy @ Ants to Sugar

September 27 – Melissa @ Happy Quilting

September 28 – Janet @ One S1ster

September 29 – Jenny @ Martingale& Co.

September 30 – Teresa @ Third Floor Quilts