Summer Sampler 2016 // Canyon Mini Quilt

Canyon Mini Quilt
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This is the Canyon Mini Quilt that I made for the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild’s Mini Swap a few months ago. I used new Printshop fabric designed by Alexia Abegg for Cotton and Steel, and I just love how it turned out!

Canyon MIni Quilt Pieces

A fun bonus to the weekly Summer Sampler 2016 block patterns–we provide a mockup of a modern quilt made with that week’s block. We don’t provide instructions, but rather a graphic, showing one possible way to use that week’s block. This is the mini quilt I made from the mockup that I put together using Amy Smart’s  Corner Canyon block. 

Canyon Mini Quilt Block Loc

Since this is a mini quilt, all of those little half square triangles are pretty small. I used the 2 1/2” Bloc-Loc ruler to trim all of my half square triangles. I am a huge Bloc-Loc fan. They are pricey, but they have a groove that fits right in the seam, and allows for quick trimming and accurate half square triangles. (Bloc-Loc did not sponsor this post, the company does not even know that I’m mentioning them. I just really, really love the rulers). 

Canyon Mini Quilt Quilting

You can see the quilting details here, and I used a fun text print from Windham Fabrics (that comes in 108” wide) for the backing.

Canyon Mini Quilt Text Back

I am happy to say that the quilt was a hit at the swap, which always makes you feel good!

Happy sewing, friends.

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2 Comments

  1. Karen
    Posted July 27, 2016 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    A great looking block, Katie! I love how you set everything off with that pop of turquoise. Guess I’m going to get myself a Bloc-Loc ruler–I appreciate your honest evaluation of it. I hate to invest money into something that really doesn’t make life easier :)

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted July 29, 2016 at 10:31 am | Permalink

      Thanks, Karen. I was happy/sad to give it away. and I have purchased bloc loc rulers in several sizes and just love them!

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