Saturday, April 30, 2016

Use the Force

Excited to share with you dear readers my finished mini quilt for the #maythe4thmqs swap on instagram. After the initial inspiration mosaic was posted, my partner also expressed a love of bright fabrics and inspiration struck! My thoughts went right to Andy Warhol style pop art so that's what I tried to capture in the quilt. 

I drew the outlines/faces on paper first, then copied them onto fusible web before ironing the fusible to the fabrics. It was fun choosing color combos and prints to use for each square. I zig-zag stitched around each element in a matching thread to make sure they stayed in place before free motion quilting different designs in each background.

I also made a triangular zipper pouch & the photo shows both sides, since I used a different fabric for each side- one rebel, one empire. 

My quilt went winging off to Australia and was happily received by my swap partner. Phew! It was hard to part with but I'm eagerly stalking my mailbox to see what shows up for me. 

Linking up at RedLetterQuilts for my April OMG finish too. 
Linking over at Crazymomquilts for Finish it up Friday as well.
Linking at SloStudio for Quarter2 finishes - original Q2 list found here.


  1. The fabrics in that zip pouch are awesome! I'm sure your partner was thrilled with all of it.

  2. Awesome swap quilt! You know you have done well when it is hard to ship! You did an amazing job and I hope you love your happy mail just as well - So much Fun!

  3. GAH! The little yoda! I'm in love. Congratulations on a wonderful finish. On behalf of the FAL hosts, thanks for playing along!