English teacher hat on: an oxymoron is a figure of speech where two opposing ideas or words are side by side in a phrase, like "friendly fire" or "soft rock". When I thought of a Plus quilt, obviously the plus sign is what it is. However, think plus size, not just clothing but anything else. The opposite: mini, and you have "Oxymoron." :-)
The squares finish at 1", and the bars are 3X1". I used Moda Grunge (Radiance orange scraps and a purple), Zen Chic Modern Background Essentials, and a few other scraps.
|Finished flimsy 5.5" square|
|Pulled out the Sulky metallics|
|Mini Mini complete!|
|Close-up to show the pebbling done in a purple variegated thread|
|The sun's rays were low in the sky and in real life hit the mini perfectly to show off the qulitng|
Anyhow, sew on that pressed line, RST and trim the ends. Then finish sewing the binding down. Don't you love that Moda Grunge in purple? It might become the binding on Aidan's Radiance quilt.
|Threads used on that gorgeous plum Grunge|
|All FMQ except for the echo in the plus which was done with a walking foot|
Pattern: original design
Size: 5.5" square
Fabric: scraps of Moda Grunge, Zen Chic for Moda, and stash scraps
Batting: Pellon Nature's Touch 100% cotton
Quilted: on my Bernina
Threads: pieced with Mettler; quilted with Sulky Holoshimmer 145-6054 and 145-6011 and YLI 244-30-20V variegated plum
And now! Yesterday I finally got (what is it with the postal service these days, in Canada and in the US? Bark!) Anja's mini!
|In the Schefflera, in the shade|
|In the sun, same spot as I photgraphed hers a few weeks prior|
It's a Jaybird block she told me, and wow did she hit perfection on all the matching points.
|Had to capture that lovely orange (she and Aidan are converting me) against the Florida blue sky and green palm trees|
I now have 2 minis on my wall! More on this other beauty later.
I can't end without reminding you of the fabulous sale on this weekend at Craftsy (I know, I know, you're hearing it around QBL, and I know, I know, didn't they just have a sale a month ago) but some of the kits and supplies are reduced up to 60% off! You can treat yourself to fabric, and skip some chocolate at Easter, right? Much healthier. Wink. That mini iron is only $20.99US, and I would not steer you wrong with that particular purchase. Nor would I on the fabric bundles. Many of these work out to $4-5/yard, and you find yourself with some gorgeous and unusual prints. Remember these I showed you over the past few months?
|1-yard bundle which grew up, but there is still a TON left, yippee!|
|Fat Quarter Bundles|
|6" strip of Kaffe glorious Fassett fabric|
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Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of A Fabric Addict and TGIFF. which is with Jenn at A Quarter Inch From the Edge.