It basically can be summed up by the statement that Kimberly Walus is a sweetheart!!! Along with asking us to make a block, she sent an additional package of print strips so that we could make our own Improv Spool Mini. How sweet is that!!!! So I grabbed my Add a Quarter Ruler and just made both blocks at the same time which was nice for the paper piecing because I could do it more assembly line style ;)
Before you knew it, I had Kimberly's block all done. Isn't it just so cute!!! I love that low volume purple heart background she sent ;) And the awesome thing was, my block followed along with Kimberly's and so it was all ready to be quilted and bound into a mini.
And I am just thrilled with how it turned out!!!! I am so glad I just went right from block finish to mini finish. I tell you, sometimes you just really need the joy of a fast finish and this just had me smiling all morning. And I even found a piece of leftover binding that was the perfect length for the mini (about 2" to spare :) and that was the exact fabric I picked for the spool tops earlier. How perfect was that!!!
I quilted the mini with a scallop stitch using my walking foot. I just marked the sides at 1/2" and stitched in horizontal lines. I just love the added texture and I think the design really matches the mini well. And I have to say, how perfect was that Stitch fabric from Sweetwater for the background. It just made me smile ;)
And now my little Improv Spool Mini has joined the other purple mini's on my wall. I just love to see this collection continue to grow. And I especially love that each one reminds me of a special story and even more so, a special someone ;)
Thanks Again Kimberly!!! And another happy bonus, my bee block is done and it is only August 4th!!! That just might be a new record :)
I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!