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Sunday, January 10, 2021

Project Quilting 12.1 - Sundance

This past week I was innocently reading a post on Wendy's Pieceful Thoughts when a squirrel entered my sewing room. Wendy made a pretty little mini quilt using colors assigned by this month's Project Quilting Season 12 challenge, and it reminded me of a piece of fabric I have in my stash. I read up on the challenge and decided it was doable. Yes I know I have a ridiculous list of goals in my sidebar, but "squirrel!"

Yuwa fabric by Susuko Koseki

The 12-week challenge is to complete a project from start to finish in one week using the guidelines posted on Sundays. Season 12 Challenge 1 is make a piece predominantly featuring Pantone's 2021 colors of Illuminating (yellow) and Ultimate Gray. My inspiration fabric has sunny circles against a gray background, and I named my mini quilt Sundance after one of the other fabrics I used.

I found a "one-block" pattern, Cross and Crown  by All People Quilt. This pattern is for a table top, but it will  reside with a mini quilt with similar colors on my sewing room wall. Yellow and gray are good colors together, don't you think?

I love the quirkiness of bees and antique pistols together, along with yummy Grunge fabric!

Here are the details:

Cross and Crown by All People Quilt

Finished size
17" x 17"

Yuwa fabric by Susuko Koseki
Classic Remington by Quilting Treasures
Sundance Dots and Swirls by Exclusively Quilters
Everyday Favorites Bees by Robert Kaufman
Yellow/white check from stash

Border and binding
Grunge in Metallic Lead by Basic Grey

Thread by Superior Threads
So Fine #50 in Genoa Gray for piecing
Rainbows #860 (variegated) for quilting

You can find the challenge projects of other participants right here and information about Project Quilting challenge in the button in my sidebar. You can also find posted projects on Instagram using hashtags  #projectquiltingseason12 or #projectquilting

Thanks to Wendy (and all the friends whose blogs I follow!) for continuous squirrels inspiration.


  1. Oh those squirrels! But how could you not follow it with that fabulous fabric at hand?!

  2. Squirrels are just so fun to chase! I think that is how I started following PQ last year! Your quilt is quirky and lovely! And yellow & gray will always be just right together.

  3. That circle print really added interest to your challenge quilt!!

  4. Hi Linda, what an interesting block - I really like those crowns. Both of your yellow, grey minis look great together. Who doesn't love a squirrel?!

  5. Oh wow - I love this piece (and so glad I shared some inspiration)! How cool is it that the circle print, combined with the traditional block, creates an improv look. And placed next to the other yellow/grey mini on your wall - fantastic!

  6. I need to track down that bee fabric to use to make napkins for a future "Bee" tablescape.

  7. Love how this came out! I had the same squirrel issue, but it's been fun to participate. On to the next squirrel and challenge!

  8. Looks like you had the perfect inspiration fabric for this squirrel, Linda! That is a really great design! I love the gray Grunge that has some gold in it. And the other mini quilt on your wall that is gray and yellow is also gorgeous!

  9. I love this! And it looks like it belongs exactly where it wound upon your wall. Such fabulous fabric!

  10. I adore this! The large scale print created so much drama to this one single block. I have fabric envy! Glad you joined in the challenge ;)

  11. Love the colors and the block. I have some bee fabric that I was going to make a quilt!!! It is in the drawer along with other drawers. Very pretty and love the picture of the wall hangings. Hugs

  12. Wow, your project is beautiful! I love the little bees ;)

  13. Yes, I also love Pantone's Colors of the Year 2021. Your little quilt is adorable. I also love the other quiult in the photo, with the yellow grey, and white squares (above the thread rack).


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