Indigo Mini Quilt Finished

My April 2021 One Monthly Goal was to make a mini quilt that used the Shoal fish squares I improv pieced, some Sashiko squares, and indigo prints from my mom’s stash from the 1990s along with some Alison Glass Kaleidoscope solids. I also found a very simple paper-pieced fish pattern in this 35 Cool Paper Piecing Patterns post that I used to make two more fish to include in my Indigo Mini quilt. I plan to hang this 24” x 29.5” mini quilt over a very ugly fuse box that is exposed during warmer weather months when I move my design boards and prop them up against the open door into the back room.

For Lotus Blossom Sashiko square, I traced the lotus blossom image that was included in Wefty Needle’s instructions for the Lotus Blossom Quilt and then stitched it with white Sashiko thread on dark blue Sashiko fabric.

I quilted this mini very simply with straight lines using white thread in the sashing and one straight line with navy blue thread on the blue border.

The border and binding fabric is Sevenberry navy kasuri crosshatch. It is a favorite fabric that’s been in my stash for a few years. I was almost out of it and was happy to find it at the Etsy shop Rochester Textile.

I’m so happy to have this mini quilt completed. I just need to cut a piece of a dowel rod and plan to get the ugly fuse box covered very soon!

Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: April 2021 OMG Finishes.

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11 Responses to Indigo Mini Quilt Finished

  1. What a much more beautiful piece of art to look at than the fuse box cover. It’s a lovely combination of sashiko, piecing, and prints!


  2. Linda says:

    I’m in love with your mini – the colors, the fabrics, and the stitching are exquisite! It is a treasure and keepsake.


  3. Oh, this turned out so nicely! I like the variety of blocks as well as your layout. You’ll enjoy looking at this much more than that fusebox!


  4. That is beautiful, Mary! I love your combination of interesting fabrics and blocks. How neat to combine pieced and sashiko stitching! Great finish!


  5. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary! Lovely finish and that is SO much nicer to look at than the fusebox. Plus, it is a nice showcase for all of your lovely stitching. ~smile~ Roseanne


  6. Laura M says:

    I enjoy the relationships between the different design elements: the shapes repeating throughout the mini-quilt as well as the use of lines: your choice of specific elements of fabrics, the use of stitching, creating the interesting relationships.


  7. chrisknits says:

    I LOVE IT!!! It is so fun and yet so elegant. Great job all around.


  8. Marly says:

    This is really sophisticated; an excellent cover for the fuse box. I also made improv fish this month and posted about them last week.


  9. Anne-Marie says:

    This is such a beautiful finish.


  10. patty says:

    I love this! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.


  11. Kirsten Leysieffer says:

    Love this! I think indigo quilts are so cool.


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