Cotton and Steel Mini Finished!

by Nicole

Allow me to introduce to you the mini quilt I made for the Instagram Cotton and Steel Mini Quilt Swap!

Cotton and Steel Japanese X and + mini quilt

It’s made primarily from fabrics from the Mochi collection by Rashida Coleman-Hale, with a few prints from other Cotton and Steel collections and a few solids.

With only 9 Japanese X and + blocks, it came together quickly. For the tutorial I used from badskirt, click here.

I kept the quilting pretty simple with vertical, horizontal and diagonal straight lines. A cool secondary design emerged where the lines intersected.

Cotton and Steel Japanese X and + mini quilt_DETAIL

I used the back as an opportunity to use up a few orphan blocks that were part of my design testing. It feels good to give those blocks a home.

Cotton and Steel Japanese X and + mini quilt_BACK

The mini quilt arrived safely at its new home and is getting lots of love!

Linking to Finish It Up Friday!

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Sue @ Quilting the Green Star July 3, 2015 - 9:43 pm

Hello, just visiting through Amanda Jean's link up. Brilliant quilting on your quilt, I love the way the secondary squares pop out of the design. the straight lines quilting gives it such a modern look too. Congratulations on a lovely quilt.

Marjorie's Busy Corner July 3, 2015 - 11:04 pm

Love it!!!!!L

wish2stitch July 3, 2015 - 11:29 pm

I like the back as much as the front. Interesting how the quilting changes the look of things, even when you are keeping it simple. Nice finish.

Lisa in Port Hope July 4, 2015 - 12:59 am

I just love the variety of designs that come out of these themed swaps, beautiful finish!

Kris July 4, 2015 - 1:33 am

Oh that is lovely!

Debbie July 4, 2015 - 3:10 am

oh this is lovely Nicole. And I really like the back too!!

SarahZ July 4, 2015 - 4:53 am

This is so crisp and…perfect! Lucky swap mate!!!!

margaret July 4, 2015 - 6:03 am

someone is going to be very happy with this mini lovely

mindingmomma July 4, 2015 - 10:35 am

That navy just pops!

Karla Brown July 4, 2015 - 12:41 pm

the mini is beautiful — I have a stack of the Mochi fabric — you've inspired me! Love the simple but elegant quilting! Happy 4th of July!

Jayne July 4, 2015 - 1:29 pm

Gorgeous and perfect! Love you fabric choices…so wonderful!

~Diana July 4, 2015 - 5:25 pm

Very cool design, Nicole! And the quilting is perfect~

Rosemary B❤️ July 5, 2015 - 4:24 pm

Nicole, this is a beautiful little quilt. Very inspiring for me!
I learn so much from you super creative quilters!
Thanks for sharing that with us

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge July 10, 2015 - 4:55 pm

I struggle sometimes with Cotton & Steel. I want to love all of it, but sometimes it just doesn't speak to me. Your mini, however, sings to me! All my fav prints in one lovely package. I've yet to jump onto one of these swaps, but the chance of getting something as lovely as this has one tempted!

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