Hi Sewing Friends,
I know it's not quite hot chocolate weather but October's AGFcolorfun color of the month has me feeling all warm and tingly inside! This months color is Cappuccino! This warm, woodsy color was such a refreshing shade to work with. I am used to using a lot of color and tend to shy away from neutral fabrics but after designing the Wood Trails mini quilt I am all about it! The Wood Trails mini measures out to be 16" x 16" and would make perfect throw pillows for the holiday season ahead.
Here is what you will need to get started:
Fabric A-GSS-6249-Wire Flowers Twig
Fabric B-GRA-3508-Rush Hour Tan
Fabric C-LT-20034-Simply Simple Silver
Fabric D-CTL-49903-Netting Twine
Fabric E-CAP-VC-5001-Picturesque Bloom
Fabric F-PE-436- Creme de la Creme
Fabric G -PE-419- Light Grey
Backing- LT-20034-Simply Simple Silver
Finished Quilt 16" x 16"
5 1/4" squares:
Two (2) from Fabric A
Three (3) from Fabric H
2 7/8" squares:
Eight (8) from Fabric Cand H
Four (4) from Fabric B
2" x 16 1/2" strips:
One (1) from Fabric D and F
1 1/2" x 16 1/2" strips:
One (1) from Fabric E and G
Backing 20" x 20"
Batting 20" x 20"
Step 1: Flying Geese Using the No Waste Method
Take a 5 1/4” x 5 1/4” square from Fabric A and four (4) 2 7/8” x 2 7/8” squares from Fabric H. These are the pieces you will need to create four flying geese units.
Draw a diagonal lines using a pencil or a water soluble pen on the wrong side of the fabric on each 2 7/8”x 2 7/8” square from Fabric H.
Place two (2) 2 7/8” x 2 7/8” squares at each corner of your 5 1/4” x 5 1/4” square from Fabric A. Make sure right sides are together and the diagonal lines match up to make a straight line.
Sew 1/4” from the diagonal line on each side of the line. Cut piece on the diagonal line you marked. You will now have two pieces that look like the picture below.
Press seams toward Fabric H. Now place a 2 7/8” x 2 7/8” rectangle from Fabric H at the lower corner of your piece.
Sew on each side of the diagonal line you marked at 1/4”. Cut pieces on the diagonal line. You will now have two pieces that look like the picture below!
Press open and trim your flying geese to 2 1/2" x 4 1/2". Repeat this process with your remaining 5 1/4" squares and 2 7/8" squares to get eight (8) A/H, eight (8) C/H, and four (4) H/B flying geese! Sew all your flying geese together following the block design.
Sew your flying geese rows to your strips. Following the diagram below .
It's time to quilt and bind! I did some diagonal straight line quilting with a light beige thread.
Can't wait to see your mini creations on social media! Make sure to use the hashtag #AGFcolorfunmini to share your love for mini's.
If you are a mini quilt fan like me?! Here are some great mini quilt sewing tutorials using AGF color fun colors!
Til Next Time,