Jun 8, 2010

Honey I shrunk the quilt!

page 30

On page 30 of the latest AP&Q magazine is an awesome quilt called “Summer Salsa” designed by Kathie Holland.  It just jumped right out and begged me to make it!  (Maybe it’s all that sunshine yellow).   But I already have a few too many unfinished quilts going at the moment and I don’t dare start another one.  So, instead, I decided to shrink it down into a small project. 

miniaturized

The original quilt is 77” x 85” with 6” blocks.  My little quilt has 1 1/2” blocks and finished at 17” x 19.” 

little salsa

It was a fun thing to try!  

(By the way, I’ve decided the skitty-wampus blocks together with the wavy lines could possibly make one a bit seasick, so I will be more careful with that from now on).

daisy name

27 comments:

julieQ said...

Oh, I like that...a lot! Wonderful use of color there.

Sinta Renee said...

I love it! I would love to make that one! and I actually like the wavey lines... it gives it a little pizzazz!

Sherri said...

Love this idea...I'm excited to do the quilt along of Darlene's quilt too...and I'm going to do the smaller version for the same reason!

Messy Karen said...

what a lovely quilt.

Sue-Anne said...

It looks fantastic Annette!

Kaaren said...

What a fun quilt, Annette. I just love the colors.

Is this going to join the others on your mini wall?

Stephanie said...

Perfect to have a quilt you love and get it finished in a reasonable amount time. Minis are so cute.

Angela said...

Fantastic! I love it!

Karen said...

Oh, so cute in the small size. You are tempting me.

carol fun said...

I love your mini version of this quilt. The one in the magazine is calling my name very loudly. Today I pulled out fabrics to make this quilt even though I have numerous other projects I should work on first. Oh well the siren song of a quilt can not be ignored!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Thimbleanna said...

Those skitty wampus blocks don't bother me one bit -- I kinda like them. I love your little quilt -- the colors are fantastic!

Janet said...

It looks fantastic as a doll quilt and what a great idea to get a quilt out of our system without the time a big one would take.

Tricia said...

LOL! You are so clever!

Béa said...

Wonderful idea to make them in mini. You are tempting me again...
Love your colours too, to be following !

teresa said...

Of course you did!!! You are amazing as usual Annette. I just love it!

Kathie said...

so fun to see, I will now have to make it into a mini quilt too!
oh I love the Jo Morton red wavy fabric you used, gives the quilt movement!!!!
thanks for sharing it with us and inspiring us! I love little quilts someday I hope to have a wall of little quilts
thank you!!!!!
Kathie

Thelma said...

I saw this quilt in that magazine and thought, "what a wonderful color combination"....I love your version, what an adorable size and your fabrics are great! I think the red blocks look great, wonderful colors.

Suzie said...

Your miniature quilt is so darling! I love minis, they are fun and fast to make, and there is always a place where you can hang them!

Sandra Henderson said...

I love this! yes, I also admired this when the magazine came. However, it never occured to me to make a mini! You are so clever! Love the wavy blocks too!!!! Boy, you really matched those fabrics perfectly! :)
Can you send it in to the mag.? You know how they have pics of quilts folks have made that were inspired by.... XO

ann hermes said...

Looks great. Is it going up on your wall of little quilts?

quiltingnana said...

great adaptation!

Rhonda said...

I love the bright colors...It is always a treat to check out your blog and see the latest works of art.

Notjustnat said...

I just got myself a copy of APQ with Kathie's quilt in it and now seeing it in miniture wow! You meant 1/2" square for the nine patch? I might have to make one too, if you don't mind - Hugs Nat

Arlette said...

Seasick I think not!! It's absolutely beautiful the way it is. Fantastic that you were able to shrink it down to a manageable sized project in order to complete it quickly.
Aloha!

MARCIE said...

Way to go! That is so adorable! I feel like making little ones lots more than the big ones, and for the same reason! Plus, you see the whole darling design at a glance!

prashant said...

I love it! I would love to make that one! and I actually like the wavey lines
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The Quilted Finish ph 02 63310084 said...

Love your mini version. Since I brought home that issue of AP&Q I keep opening that page and day dream about which fabrics I'll use to make that delicious quilt. I just love the idea of shrinking it down. You still satisfy the desire to play with fabrics!

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