Mighty Lucky

by Nicole

Have you heard of the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club? It’s a monthly subscription to a set of quilting challenges designed to help you try new techniques and improve your design skills.

By chance, I won a giveaway on Instagram hosted by Krista of Spotted Stone. The giveaway included a subscription to the club and a bundle of goodies. My goodies included fabric, bias tape makers, and a signed copy of Krista’s new book, Beyond Cotton (which is fabulous, by the way!). As soon as they arrived, I got to work!

The Mighty Lucky January challenge is to create using bias tape. But before making the bias tape, I wanted to create a background using my scraps – anything to whittle down my scraps!

I dumped out the scrap bin of white, cream and beige solids. I chose pieces that would contrast nicely with the fabrics Krista sent. I pieced them together improv style and cut them into 6.5″ squares for the background.

I started working with the bias tape makers, making bias tape in 1″ and .5″ widths. I’m alternating the widths in arches over the  background. Here’s the first set.

I place the tape down slowly and iron it into a curve using the Wonder Tape that Krista sent. The Wonder Tape is amazing – it holds the bias tape in place without any stickiness. I’m flying through the roll that Krista sent and have just ordered three more rolls!

I’m looking forward to seeing how this quilt shapes up. It is one big experiment. Fingers crossed!

Linking up to Scraptastic Tuesday!

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Leanne January 18, 2016 - 11:14 pm

I saw a photo of that background on the weekend, maybe you had it on IG and I thought what a great way to use your scraps up. I'm glad you joined us for Scraptastic Tuesday.

Anne January 19, 2016 - 12:22 am

Love it! Saw something similar on IG too.

Paige January 19, 2016 - 1:25 am

You WERE mighty lucky! And your bias is perfect!

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge January 19, 2016 - 1:26 am

Lucky you! That's quite a prize pack! I'm on the Mighty Lucky train too… though I've yet to do much with January's lesson. I've got to look into this Wonder Tape. The bias tape work I did on my Technicolor Galaxy was a pain at times… anything to make it easier!

Ella January 19, 2016 - 2:41 am

So cool! I haven't played with bias tape on a quilt yet.

Debbie January 19, 2016 - 6:25 am

oh this looks fun! Thanks for the links…

Marjorie's Busy Corner January 19, 2016 - 4:30 pm

Great pile of goodies!!!! I want to see more of those curves too, very neat.

artsycraftsyivy January 19, 2016 - 4:34 pm

This is beautiful! Can't wait to see progress on this! 🙂

GerryART January 19, 2016 - 7:29 pm

Love you color choices.
GREAT curves.

Izzy January 19, 2016 - 10:11 pm

Lucky lady! I'm participating in the club too and just got my bias maker thingy today. I can't wait to get started on it. Yours looks amazing.

Kathy January 19, 2016 - 11:51 pm

Beautiful bias work. I need some of that Wonder Tape. I have something like that but doesn't work like I had hoped. I'm curious about the lino cutter set in your prize pack. How is that tool used with quilting/sewing?

pandchintz January 20, 2016 - 10:44 pm

What a fabulous experiment. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

Vera January 21, 2016 - 7:46 pm

Looking good! It's great you put those notions and fabrics in use right away!

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