I decided to use scraps only for this challenge so started digging into my black and white basket. I chose this little bit of grey print as my focus fabric.
I then chose complimentary fabrics: a black and a grey solid and selected a number of contrasting fabrics in white and cream.
I must have moved things around a million times on my design wall, trying to find an arrangement I liked and which was minimal enough. In the end, I went with this arrangement:
When I posted it on Instagram, I got a number of really good suggestions for the quilting, including wavy lines to mimic the print in my grey focus fabric. But when I stitched a few lines, it really didn't look good to me on this mini. I use a straight-stitch machine so I don't have a fancy wavy stitch. I had to basically move the mini from left to right while stitching and on a quilt this small, the irregularities of the waves really showed and it didn't look good at all.
So I decided to go with straight lines with the walking foot, but to keep going with the improv theme, I stitched them randomly all over the quilt.
For the binding, I went with more white with just a touch of black.
This little quilt finishes at 18".
I'm really having fun with these monthly challenges. I'm super happy with both my mini quilts and look forward to the March email!
I will be linking up this finish with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday and at Lisa's for TGIFF.