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Michael Miller Fabric Challenge

The Music City Modern Quilt Guild is participating in the Michael Miller fabric challenge, so I got a fat-eighths pack of the Petal Pinwheels fabric line to play with.  Solid colors and other fabrics from Michael Miller lines are allowed, but I decided to just make a mini quilt so I didn’t need to buy anything extra.

The Amateur Librarian // Michael Miller Challenge

Here are a few progress pics:

The Amateur Librarian // Michael Miller Challenge

I thought of making tiny patchwork at first, but I gave up on that idea and just used the little strips instead.  I made a little sketch but it changed a lot by the end.

The Amateur Librarian // Michael Miller Challenge

I improv-pieced as I went along and added scraps to each row of borders.

The Amateur Librarian // Michael Miller Challenge

The Amateur Librarian // Michael Miller Challenge

 

The Amateur Librarian // Michael Miller Challenge

 

The Amateur Librarian // Michael Miller Challenge

 

The Amateur Librarian // Michael Miller Challenge

I quilted a double cross hatch with “organic lines” which just means I didn’t mark anything so they’re a bit wonky.

The Amateur Librarian // Michael Miller Challenge

I hate binding and I usually try to cheat with cheater binding or a pillowcase finish, but I’m determined to get better this year so I’m forcing myself to practice on small projects.  I bought a Binding Tool a while back but it’s pretty confusing, so I had to watch a Youtube tutorial about fifty million times to get it right. But once I did it correctly it actually helped, woohoo!

The Amateur Librarian // Michael Miller Challenge

 

 

The Amateur Librarian // Michael Miller Challenge

On the back I pieced scraps from the fat-eighths, making the final size 16 x 18.

The Amateur Librarian // Michael Miller Challenge

The Amateur Librarian // Michael Miller Challenge

 

Another card added to the project box!

The Amateur Librarian // Michael Miller Challenge

Fun stuff!

Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it Up Friday!

 

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4 thoughts on “Michael Miller Fabric Challenge

  1. Very pretty. Binding is one of those things that improves with practice, practice, practice! (Don’t ask me how I know!) 🙂

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