My Small World is a pattern by Jen Kingwell. She has become a favorite quilt pattern designer of mine and there are few quilts more fun than this one. This quilt is small but, oh boy, the collection of little blocks really packs a big punch. The first block is called Hourglass.
I am happy to show the progress of my Midnight at the Oasis. It tests everyone's accuracy, but well worth the effort.
After the churn dash border, I added a lot of tiny squares called checkerboard. It turned out okay. Whew! The next border required paper piecing for me. Again, the pieces are so small that I wanted to keep the blocks as consistent as I could. The quilt is at the long-armer's house in the queue. I ordered more of the green stripe fabric to do the binding.
I am more comfortable with piecing with my machine. The churn dash blocks are just so cute. The blocks measure three inches finished so you know that the pieces are tiny. It helps to constantly measure, measure and measure some more. Maybe applique is easier...hmmm.
I mentioned that some pieces are tiny. Did I say that the striped borders are also tiny? They measure at half an inch.
I wish I could have found a way to make the skinny borders bigger. But too much progress had been made to change anything. On to the checkerboard.
Midnight at the Oasis, that is, by Jen Kingwell. I admit it. I've procrastinated. It's been a while since I posted pictures of my fabric. But after encouragement from my sisters, after coaxing from my friends, and a teaching engagement from my employer, I started! Yes, I will do a block of the month, starting in October, at Eagle Creek Quilt Shop in Shakopee.
My name is Chris Barnard and I have been quilting for 30 years and teaching classes for 10 years. My goal is to inspire people to begin their quilting journey, to finish projects already started and to share my passion for quilts.