When my pal Ali Winston of A Squared W asked if I wanted to participate in a blog hop event featuring her new book, Quilt Lab-The Creative Side of Science: 12 Clever Projects, I immediately said YES! Ali and I have been long time blogging friends and have even met a time or two face-to-face at different events. Watching her meet her goals & author her first quilting book has been so much fun -- way to go, Ali!
I choose to play around with her States of Matter pattern from the book. The design features a square block that can easily be rotated in the design for a new & different look. That single block was inspiration for me to make this mini quilt!
In her book, Ali offers cutting instructions & templates to make these blocks -- but I used the Nifty Notions Bias Triangle & Half Rectangle Rulers. These rulers make it SUPER EASY to change the size of the block. I was recently introduced to the Nifty Notions ruler collection & I can't wait to share more information and tips about them. Honestly, they're the next best thing since sliced bread. No joke! :)
The fabric used in this mini quilt is Color Me Happy by Vanessa Christenson for Moda Fabrics. In fact, each of those blocks were cut using a Candy Charm Pack or 2 1/2" squares. The finished mini quilt measures 12" x 16".
This mini quilt features quite a bit of negative space where I used my BERNINA walking foot & Aurifil 50 wt (color 2024) to create a basic pattern of straight-lines. The pattern is simple -- alternating lines 1/4" & 1/2" apart -- but really creates a great texture that compliments the design.
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