Inside Addition {a finished mini quilt!}

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Happy 2015!!  So far I've started off the year with a quick and happy finish....YAY!!  Introducing my Inside Addition mini quilt.  It's cold and rainy here today, so these are the best photos I can get. Inside Addition Quilt

My friend Jessica, who blogs over at A Little Gray, shared this fun block she designed on Instagram and I fell in love.  Her block design finishes at 7 1/2" (cutting requirements and diagram can be found here).   She started a little quilt along for anyone who is interested in sewing along with her, and of course I jumped right in.  I love the block and was happy to put some of my scraps to use, but knew that I just didn't have time in my schedule to work on (yet another) full sized quilt.  So I scaled the block down a bit to finish at 5" (cutting requirements can be found here), and made a mini quilt finishing at 20" square.

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I used Aurifil 50 wt. 2600 (dove gray) and quilted straight lines 1/4" apart.  After I started quilting, I began to question my insanity, but thank God it's a mini quilt and I made it through :)

Inside Addition quilting detail

I love pretty much everything about this quick finish.  It has some of my favorite fabrics and really is a great way to use up your scraps (especially if you have time to do the full size block and make a bigger quilt!!).

Cozy corner

Now it lives in this happy/cozy corner of our house.  And I'm sure I will smile each and every time I pass it by.

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So, what are you hoping to be your first finish of 2015? Amanda