Blue Carolina Unconventional Mini Quilt Tour

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Hi friends Today I am so excited to share my unconventional mini quilt using a dear friends new fabric line - Blue Carolina! Chris Thompson aka The Tattooed Quilter's first line for Riley Blake fabrics is a beautiful combination of blues, florals and cute little pups!

You might be wondering what is an unconventional mini quilt? It's a quilt that takes on a shape not usually seen on a quilt, no squares or rectangles here!

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I chose to use a fun triangle block from my friend Rebecca Bryan's new book Modern Triangles - doubled it up and made a diamond shape!

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This was so much fun - and a little tricky with the binding, but once I figured it all out its's one of my new favorite shapes to work with! For my quilting I added a second layer of cotton batting and used a white Aurifil thread to create some fun matchstick quilting running along the lines of the flying geese.

 Modern Handcraft // Blue Carolina Unconventional Mini Quilt Tour

Modern Handcraft // Blue Carolina Unconventional Mini Quilt Tour

The extra layer of batting makes the un-quilted areas puff up a little more and add some fun texture.

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Be sure to stop by and see all of the other awesome unconventional mini quilts - I for one cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with!

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Thanks for stopping by friends,

Nicole