Monday, September 5, 2016

Shadow Block Mini Quiltalong Reveal and Blog Hop

It's time for the big reveal and blog hop for the Shadow Block Mini!


Shadow Block Mini quilt

I think mine grew into a Shadow Block Maxi due to all the extra borders! Just couldn't stop creating with that really pretty floral print. And now it's all gone, though it certainly made a gorgeous quilt!

And notice anything different? The blocks don't have shadows. Instead, the flowers are above squares of light, and glowing through a black background. Told you I was going to surprise you! Just a different way of thinking about this block, given the right fabric to work with. 

So now on to more fun! Check out the list below of all the other participants, as mine is just one of the many that were created for the Shadow Block Mini Quiltalong, sponsored by Janice at Color, Creating, and Quilting, and Jen at A Dream and a Stitch. Thank you ladies for organizing this, and thank you to Debora at Studio Dragonfly, for the tutorial. And for those who leave comments on the participants blogs, you'll be entered into a giveaway hosted by Janice!


Jen Rosin at A Dream and a Stitch
Janice Holton at Color, Creating and Quilting
Debora Exum at Studio Dragonfly
Amanda Everest at Quiltologie
Susan Arnold at Quilt Fabrication
Bonnie Stapleton at Institches with Bonnie
Jennifer Fulton at Inquiring Quilter
Jennifer Strauser at Dizzy Quilter
Joanne Harris at Quilts by Joanne
Anja Clyke at Anja Quilts
Mary Schuberg at Needled Mom

Here's a few more pictures, since all I gave you last week were teasers!

The Quilting.

Shadow Block Mini quilting closeup

The Back.

Shadow Block Mini quilt back

The Label.

label

Yes, I now have labels! How cool are those??? Name on the front, and washing instructions on the back. Hubby says they look so professional people will think the quilt was store bought. Hmm, is that a good thing?

Okay, time to go check out all the other quilts, after one last look at mine!

Shadow Block Mini quilt

I'll be linking this beauty up to all the linky parties on the sidebar - be sure to visit those too!

Happy Quilting!
For fun, this quilt is entered into the Small Quilt category of the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side. Go have a look and vote for your favorites!

40 comments:

  1. Oh, Susan. I'm squealing inside! What a great way to think outside the box! I love the way you echoed the concept with the borders too. This mini (maxi?) quilt is delicious and I'm so glad you decided to participate. LOVE IT!!!

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  2. What a gorgeous quilt! I also love the echoed border.

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  3. Love this quilt - the fabric is just lovely, the quilting is divine!

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  4. Fabulous quilt...I like the non-shadows.

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  5. That looks wonderful, Susan. The fabric is beautiful and I like the white in it.

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  6. Fabulous! Great idea carrying the shadow into the border!

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  7. I like how you even framed the mini with the "shadow" play. Lovely finish!

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  8. That is a stunning quilt. I especially like the purple floral print. Way to go thinking outside the box! Love the strip of floral print on the back. Was that the end of the print? It always feels good to use up a piece of fabric even if you'll miss it! Nice job.

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  9. I love your purple floral fabric. Your quilt is beautiful.

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  10. Great job! Excellent way to make it your own. I really, really love that purple floral fabric. Beautiful! The borders are a great idea.

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  11. The way you made light around the entire mini makes it really stand out. Nice floral fabric. It is fun to see the bigger design of the fabric by adding the outer border.

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  12. Very beautiful! Great idea to turn the shadow into a light color, very original!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  13. Very interesting take on this pattern! The blocks do seem to glow and that flower fabric is luscious!

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  14. I love the way your fabric choices made the quilt look so different. It has the wow factor.

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  15. I love that big floral fabric. Purple is my favorite color! Thanks for sharing your lovely quilt with Oh Scrap!

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  16. What a beauty! A shadow quilt is on my bucket list.

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  17. Love that fabric! I don't blame you, I would have wanted to add more of it too! The difference is amazing!

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  18. I like the colors you choose for this mini quilt. Beautiful. The different color of the shadow is amazing!

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  19. Great print choice, super fun design...and please tell us more about your new labels? Did you make them or order them! What a great finishing detail!!

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  20. Lovely. I like the way you did your focus blocks with the flowers, did you fussy cut them? The back looks great too with the strip of those lovely flowers. Great labels.

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  21. Stunning!! I feel like I'm looking out a window at a garden of flowers.

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  22. Your Mini is GORGEOUS!!! My Purple loving Daughter would LOVE it too!! Your Husband is right, very Professional! Definitely gooood thing! :D

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  23. Very pretty thanks for sharing.
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  24. Love it!! Amazing. Great idea to add border -- I found the size to be a bit small. Getting lots of ideas for my next one.

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  25. That floral fabric is ADORABLE! Yes, I just shouted that. :) I have had so much fun seeing all these fun mini quilts. Love the way you added extra borders to yours.

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  26. oh, be still my heart! A quilt made of purple fabrics makes my heart sing! I do like your slant on the white light rather than shadows beneath the flowers. Very clever!

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  27. Love your mini quilt finish - love anything purple.

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  28. Super way you did the extra borders, not all the same fabric round. Bright, deep colours, and totally stunning. Purple, one of my fav colours!!!

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  29. Beautiful! Love me some purple. Your quilting is beautiful! Love the label idea too. Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

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  30. I love the quilting! It's so beautiful - far from boring but still not trying to steal the show. Wow!

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  31. Love, love, love the purple. My fav color. Great job!

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  32. Beautiful mini quilt Susan! Love the colors!

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  33. How pretty. You did a fantastic job with this purple and floral lusciousness. I really luv this.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  34. It turned out beautifully! thanks for linking to Finished or Not Friday.

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  35. This is beautiful. The purple is fantastic, really shows well.

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