Unscripted in Mint–Finally … A Modern Mini Quilt

Finally … I focused long enough this month and actually finished something!  I’ve had such a hard time focusing this month.  I knew I wanted to participate in the Modern Mini Quilt Challenge but I didn’t know that I’d actually be able to sit down and finish anything the way I’ve had a hard time accomplishing anything lately!  Unscripted in Mint by Kim lapacekBut I did it!  I created a Modern Mini Quilt for the Quilt Expos Challenge and I’m thrilled!  I used the cherrywood fabric bits left over from past Friendship Pineapples I’ve created.  Simply by matching 1” strips that were the same length together and starting to sew my quilt “Unscripted in Mint” began.  Unscripted in Mint by Kim lapacekI had chosen a solid mint as my main background fabric when I began and I made sure to incorporate that into the other 1” strip piecing.  I also sewed some slight curves into the pieces as I went.  I used my walking foot and some fancy machine stitches to do the quilting on this piece.  I love using my walking foot to quilt. It always just seems to come out nicely. Unscripted in Mint by Kim lapacek Another little trick of mine is that I purposely add slight curves into my line quilting.  As long as I don’t try to be perfect it looks like everything is just the way it’s meant to be.  Of course I used Aurifil thread for the quilting – Aurifil 50 wt, 2835. 

This final piece measures at 18” x 20” and I’d love if you could visit it on facebook and let folks know what you think of it!  Also be sure to check out the other entries – they’re incredible and you may even recognize a few inspired by my Dresden Neighborhood pattern!

I think I’m going to create a series of “Unscripted” quilts … starting with one for the newest Curated Quilts Challenge.


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  1. I love this! That background color is perfection

  2. This is really something to be proud of. Congratulations on your finish.


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