We are so excited about our Mini Quilt project! Each month this year we are bringing you a pattern for a new mini quilt. These small projects are the perfect way to learn a new skill and make something beautiful in the process. To see all of our Mini Quilts so far please click right here. We are all extra excited about March's Mini offering, this Masking Tape Quilt which was inspired by some beautiful vintage quilts that we admire. We love how the contrast between the shapes creates play between the foreground and background. For instance, if you focus on the darker shapes the quilt looks like hatch symbols, but if you shift your focus to the lighter shapes the whole thing looks like a series of diamonds that are connected by rectangular pieces. The traditional name of this block is "Churn Dash" but we thought these rectangular pieces looked like little bits of masking tape and so we called it our Mini Masking Tape Quilt.
This is a great project if you've just started quilting and want to try your hand at a slightly more complicated block. There is nothing very difficult about it but the sewing needs to be fairly precise in order for all of the pieces to fit together neatly. It's kind of like a very fun and creative jigsaw puzzle.