Mesa Mini Quilt - FREE PDF Pattern
Have you done any mini quilt swaps through Instagram?
Just this week I finished up my mini for the Cotton and Steel Mini Quilt Swap,
and of course I have to share it with you all.
The added bonus - I wrote up a FREE Mesa Mini Quilt Pattern for it
so you could make one too!
This mini quilt was inspired by a print in the Mesa fabric line
by Cotton and Steel designer Alexa Abegg.
I have always loved the design of this print,
but the colors are ones I never really use.
Then I thought, what if I used the design to make my mini quilt,
and then I could pick whatever colors I wanted?!
The Mesa Mini was born!
I drew up a paper piecing pattern so all I had to do
was decide on the colors I wanted, and then sit down and sew.
No fussy measuring and cutting crazy weird triangles, just sewing.
I also included in the PDF Pattern the piecing template I used
to write down which fabrics I was using where.
It really helped me to keep it all straight!
I used all Cotton and Steel basics for this mini
so that I could really concentrate on the colors and how to use them for the best effect.
I think this would look really neat in a fun combination of prints!
I made sure to include in the pattern a few blank coloring pages
so that you can experiment with a bunch of fabric combinations before you decide!
For the quilting, I just did some simple straight line echo quilting.
Next time I want to get crazy and try some matchstitck quilting,
or really intricate free motion designs.
If you would like to make your own Mesa Mini Quilt,
just pop over to my Craftsy store
and download the Mesa Mini Quilt Pattern for free!
Be sure to tag any quilts you make with #mesaminiquilt on Instagram
so that I can see what you come up with!
Hope you have as much fun as I did playing with colors and fabrics!
by michael ann