Wednesday, March 21, 2018

March Madness - Mad for Solids 2018

It's March Madness time, quilting style :)  
PB Studio Fabrics is sponsoring a fun game called Mad for Solids.  16 bloggers (including myself) selected a palette of 8 colors from Inspired by Fabric's Painter's Palette Solids and then the bundles complete head to head with other bundles for the most votes until one of the bundles is named the winner.  

The event started Monday and my bundle is in the "game" today.   You have 3 ways to vote (you can vote in one or all of the ways):

I had such fun going through all of their solids and playing with different combinations.  

My launching point for this bundle was spring and the Easter holiday.  We had a cold winter (by South Carolina standards) and I was more than ready to start picking some bright and happy colors to welcome spring.  My colors were...

049 Coral
062 Pale Aqua
054 Tangerine
002 Crimson
068 Rosebud
072 Honeydew
165 Paradise
050 Cadet

I have been doing a lot of paper piecing so I thought that making a fun spring mini would be a great little project to break up the paper piecing and use these great colors.  

I used my daughter's art book to trace out some different shaped flowers in each of the colors and centered them on some Painter's Palette Solid in white.  Then I added dense quilting over the flowers in both directions with some wider spaced quilting in the border areas.

I have decided to gift the mini quilt to my coworker who's husband is battling leukemia right now. She deserves something bright and happy right now.

My bundle Spring Fling is up against the beautiful bundle called Winter Break by Jacqueline Skarritt.

The bundle with the most votes advances to the next level so please vote (remember, one vote per social media site so you can vote 3 times)


  1. I really like the bright and fun palette, and the mini quilt is sweet.

  2. I voted. Love the colours, and this is a great project. The flowers are adorable.

  3. The spring colors are just what we need right now! What a pretty flowers made from your bundle! Good Luck!

  4. This is a great mini quilt, I love everything from the design to the quilting. I really like mini quilts, it is wonderful to be able to have a finish so quickly. x

  5. Such a happy and pretty mini quilt, love the colors you picked!

  6. Oh, I love this quilt! Our grandparents lived on the island of Hawaii back in the 1950's, and they loved it. When we were growing up, they used to play Hawaiian music on their stereo and dance together in the living room, and the smiles on their faces told us how happy their memories were. Grandpa would always greet us with a hearty "Alo-ha!". The moment I saw your quilt, I thought of a montage of those memories. Thanks!

  7. A very bright and colorful mini. Sorry I was too late to vote. Good luck, hope your bundle won out.

  8. I was too late to vote also. Your colors and quilt are so pretty. I love solids.

  9. I like the idea of using the flower shapes from your daughter's art book for this quilt. It certainly is a bright and happy quilt and it will be a beautiful present for her. Wishing him a speedy recovery.



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