Anyway, there's this great building in downtown Austin occupied by Frost Bank and lots of other companies. Mr. Pins currently gets his work on in this building. It used to dominate the Austin skyline when I moved here in 2006, but there's been lots of development downtown since then. Regardless, I'm still partial to it.
I crafted up a paper piecing template and just winged my way through this whole block assembly endeavor. Yikes.
Not everything lined up perfectly, but I can certainly live with it. I think blowing up the pattern bigger would make everything a little easier to work with.
Ultimately, I just pieced the block into a background of charcoal and made it into a mini quilt. I didn't know what to do about the quilting, but I settled on some echoing, stitching in the ditch, and vertical lines.
Pre-wash dimensions: 18" x 23.5"
Post-wash dimensions: No washing for this mini quilt. There are some questionably small seam allowances.
Batting: Not sure. 1/4" batting.
Front Fabric: Moda Bella Solids in Egg Blue, Turquoise, Caribbean, and Charcoal
Back Fabric: Moda Bella Solid in Charcoal
Binding: Moda Bella Solid in Charcoal
Quilting: Straight line with walking foot on the Bernina 1630.
I've got two other quilts approaching the finish line along with a couple of blocks. I'm coming off of another productive weekend at the Wimberley Quilt Ranch, but I'm taking a trip out of town, and I'm told I have to have a birthday before the month is out. I can't wait to share these finished projects soon!