Pardon me while I run around the house screaming about how awesome this new mini quilt is........ (Ahhhhhhhh) In love is an understatement!.
I met this fantastic person at Sewing Summit last year, (Audrie from Blue is Bleu) Somehow we both got on the topic of swapping mini quilts with each other.. Well yadda yadda we did it!
Audrie made me this fantastic Dresden mini -
I had to make her something just as cool of course.
I perused online for something that I could feel challenged by. When coming across the Hexadaisey pattern by Beth of Pieced by Number I knew that was it!
After that, I only struggled with two ideas.. Rainbow, or Neon! I decided the rainbow would be more fitting of the pattern.
The best way I could tackle this 42 piece pattern was to take it slow and try not to get frustrated I had almost told myself there was no way I could do it.
Lucky for me Beth's pattern was amazing! It included a coloring page, detailed instructions, different metric pieces for the pattern and a graph to downsize the block if you had the desire to make it smaller. (whew! Thank you Beth)
I found it easier for me to use a light-box and write on the back of each piece what color it should be, as well as print or solid. Being that paper pieces are backwards this helped quite a lot. I could also suggest using a window instead during the day so that you can see the lines on the backside through the paper.
There were quite a few pieces, but it came together so easily after I took the time to write on the back.
I would totally make this fun pattern again now that I know how Beth makes her patterns I would even recommend any of them for people with basic knowledge of paper piecing. She sells them for around $3.00 each on Etsy, and Craftsy,
This mini is now on it's way to a new home with Audrie. I am so thrilled to give it to her.
Measures 24 x 24
Solids - Kona Cotton
Neutral White - Architextures by Moda
Binding - Black and White Narrow Stripe by Timeless Treasures
Backing - Delight by Windam Fabrics.