|Pow Wow Mini Quilt by Love By Hand|
I'm so excited to share this project for the Ellison Lane Modern Mini Challenge hosted by my friend Jennifer, who also happens to be the Sew South Queen! This mini quilt is my only and very first mini quilt! Sure, I've made pillows and wall hangings, but this is the first mini. I finished it in May for my friend Karen for the post Sew South swap. I spent a LONG time thinking (mostly over-thinking) about what to make for Karen, and then I saw her commenting the most on mini quilts on Instagram. So I thought I would do something new to me, and make a mini.
The main arrow blocks are from the Pow Pow pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew, which you can find the PDF download here. I have a quilt on my cutting table all ready to go in the pow wow blocks, so I wanted to try it in a smaller size. Which, I have to say, based on my experience from this pattern, I just LOVE the Cluck Cluck sew patterns. So well written and easy to follow - something that is more difficult to find than I realized when purchasing patterns!
The center line is made of HSTs that you use when forming the pow wow arrow blocks, as she gives tips for using the extra fabric to make HSTs.
I was really excited to use more Tsuru fabric - I'm seriously in love with the navy floral print above. The background white fabric is the new hashtag fabric by Dear Stella.
Thanks so much to my sewing gals - Karen (the quilting fairy), Christina and Lyanna, who helped me pull together the layout during our sewing day in March. They provided a lot of encouragement and words like "I'll take it if she doesn't like it!" that kept me moving forward with the project!
Now that I've made one, I have a couple more mini projects in mind, as I want to put up a few in my sewing room so stay tuned!