Little Gems Blog Hop – Cotton Candy
Welcome to the last day of the Little Gems Blog Hop! We hope you’ve enjoyed the hop, and we’re excited to share with you our “little gem” – Cotton Candy!
Take a look at the original, by the author, Connie Kauffman – Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)
Our Cotton Candy remake (see below) is most definitely the teeniest, tiniest quilt I have ever made! I’m usually a fan of larger quilts, so needless to say, I have a lot of nice, large, quilts started . . . and quite a few currently unfinished. 😉
But I digress. The reason we’re here today is not large unfinished quilts but small, completely finish-able quilts – little gems, in facts, which can be found in the new book by Connie Kauffman – Little Gems: 15 Paper Pieced Miniature Quilts!
We had the pleasure of picking one of the projects in the book to make ourselves. With Spring on the brain, Cotton Candy was the perfect fit for some soft, spring-inspired batik scraps. We pulled from the “archives” and a few pieces from Fourth and Sixth Designs’ Full Bloom collection for our version of Cotton Candy!
This paper pieced project (like all of the Little Gems in the book) was fun to plan out and put together. I loved seeing how the different shapes came together as I pieced the top!
I LOVED working from a digital copy of the book, too – this format made it easy to print out the templates I needed (or reprint when I goofed). I also printed out the instructions for Cotton Candy so I could check off the steps as I completed them. It kept me nice an organized! Which was certainly needed – there sure were a lot of pieces for such a tiny project! But, that’s all part of the fun. 🙂
Don’t forget, this is your last day to enter all of the giveaways that are part of this blog hop, including fabric bundles from Island Batik, a wire stand for your minis from Ackfeld Wire, and one of many digital copies of Little Gems provided by Martingale! Enter for the fabric bundle we’re giving away by using the Rafflecopter widget below! All winners will be chosen, notified, and announced on Monday, April 20, 2015.
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What’s the first project you’ll do when you pick up your copy of Little Gems? Tell us in the comments below!