Thursday, August 20, 2015

Mini Quilt Finish & GIVEAWAY



This was a quick and fun project.  I like to stop and just do something pretty and creative every once in a while.

The kind folks at RJR Fabrics sent me a bit of their new collection from Yuko Hasegawa called Everything But the Kitchen Sink.  It's a really cute 30's retro collection that features adorable bunnies, circus elephants, some dots and geometrics and loads of florals.  

When the fabrics arrived I was immediately drawn to the black and whites.  After thinking on it for a few days I decided to use them to make a mini quilt featuring a dresden in the center.  I hadn't done a dresden in a while and I thought this would be the perfect project for one.




It went together really quickly and I just love the results.  All the black and whites really play well with one another.  Plus the little splashes of red and yellow give it some neat interest.  I think people shy away from 30's fabrics because they are perceived as too cutesy, but they came out really sophisticated in this piece.  Sometimes limiting the color palate can really make a difference in the tone of the project.  




Tomorrow, I will post a tutorial on how to make this mini quilt.  If you're looking to get in on the mini quilt party that seems to be taking over instagram and the internet then make sure you stop back - or even follow me on bloglovin by clicking the button Follow and get the tutorial as soon as it comes out!  




Today, however, RJR Fabrics is going to giveaway a fat quarter bundle of the 4 fabrics I used to make this project.  To enter just leave a comment telling us what you might make with these fantastic fabrics.  To get an extra entry leave another comment after you follow me or RJR Fabrics on Instagram!  I'll randomly pick a winner on August 26th. GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED - WINNER CHOSEN AND NOTIFIED - THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED. Make sure you leave your email in your comment if you are a no reply blogger.

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~

71 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous mini quilt! This fabric would definitely be used for a cute tote bag, probably using a dresden similar to yours! Love it!

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  2. Love your mini quilt, and the adorable fabrics. I'd like to make a Drunkard's Path with circles quilt top from those fabrics. How fun. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. What a cute quilt. I love the disappearing four patch quilt and these fabrics would be perfect! cswsand50@hotmail.com

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  4. Love your mini. I would use your tutorial and make a mini quilt. Thank you for sharing and the giveaway.

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  5. I would love to use for applique, has such cute prints or my daughter would steal em she loves black and whites

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  6. I am ❤️MAD for MINI'S❤️!!!! Can't wait to see your tutorial!😊😊

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  7. A cute tote bag or a pillow would be fun.

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  8. Love the idea of black and white with hint of color. That made the quilt!

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  9. I see chickens hiding in a field of black and white. Can you?

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  10. I'd use them to make a quilt. I just started looking for 1930"s fabrics for an apple core quilt but I sure do like the Dresden one here. I do like black and white fabric and have a quilt planned using them with a splash of yellow. kthurn@bektel.com

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  11. I signed up to follow you by email as I don't have Instagram. kthurn@bektel.com

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  12. A toddler quilt for my granddaughter! Love the fabrics.

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  13. Really nice mini quilt! I really like your quilting,too. if I won these B & W FQs, I think I'd use them in placemats for my aunt's newly remodeled kitchen

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  14. Your quilt is beautiful. I love how the quilting compliments these beautiful prints! I would make a cosmetic case with these beautiful fabrics.

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  15. I would make place mates for a friend. I just love the 30s. Nice mini quilt.
    smcarmichael59@gmail.com

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  16. I would love to use them in my Farm Girl Vintage quilt. I folklorist. You both on Instagram. :-)

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  17. Those prints would be incorporated into a rainbow foundation paper-pieced quilt I've begun. They'd play nicely together. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. I follow RJR Fabrics on Instagram. Thank you again for the chance to win.

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  19. I would love to win those fabrics...black is out of my comfort zone so I would like to try a block that would let the black shine! Following you both on Instagram.

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  20. Would love to make a striking table runner out of this fabric. Thanks

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  21. I've always wanted to make a black and white quilt. These would be the focus fabrics. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  22. I'm following both you and RJR Fabrics in IG

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  23. So pretty, Love what you did with the fabrics. I would make a small quilt like you did. Thanks RJR and looking forward to see your tutorial.

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  24. I can see this making up into a really fun wall hanging or table topper. Thanks for the fun and for the chance to win the gift.

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  25. I would make a small quilt or use the fabrics with a scrappy project to make a larger quilt. I like your design and the black and white with a splash of red and yellow. You are right that the limited palette makes the 30s fabrics look more sophisticated. Thanks.
    joyecox@yahoo.com

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  26. I love your mini dresden!
    I'd like to make one too!

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  27. I love these thirties fabrics and the circus elephants are just adorable! I think I'd do some dresdens with the fabric. Thanks for the chance.

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  28. I, too, think these would make a cute tote. 3305school@gmail.com

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  29. What fun prints! I would make a pillow cover, either a dresden like your mini, or log cabin.

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  30. Love the black and white with the little pops of rrd/ orange evey now and then! I love minis, so would probably make something to display on my dining room table. Thanks for the chnace to win!

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  31. I see a table runner in my future if I win this fat quarter bundle!!!

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  32. Got my Dresden ruler at the ready!

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  33. Truly adorable! I'd make some new hooded towels for the girls, they love them!

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  34. I would love to make a quilted tote or a mini quilt for one of my blank walls!

    determineddebby at gmail dot com

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  35. I follow RJR on Instagram.

    determineddebby at gmail dot com

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  36. Love these fabrics and your mini quilt is super. I would make some quilted zipper pouches x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  37. Thats a beautiful mini. A mini dresden made up into a cushion would be good.

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  38. I love your mini dresden! I would like to use the black and whites for a tote bag.

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  39. What a stunning design! I would love to make a pretty cushion for my daughter!

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  40. I love black and white fabrics!! I made my first quilt with black and white. :) Sadly I can't do Instagram, but I do follow via e-mail.
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  41. I'd make a mini quilt! I'm loving micro blocks right now!

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  42. Oops and I follow you on IG @winstontbeagle

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  43. I would like to make a fun tote bag from these fabrics.

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  44. I love your idea of limiting the color palette to create a more sophisticated look-- I love cutesy prints and 30's repros, but they can be a bit "kid-ish" this is a great way to make them a bit more grown up! I would love to make a bag from these. Thanks! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

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  45. Ooooh! I LOOOVE your Mini Quilt!!! If your didn't ming...would make a Mini just like...or close! lol...to yours with these fabrics too! Thanks for chance to win! :)

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    1. I also am following your Blog thru Bloglovin. (I don't do FB, Instagram etc etc stuff...)

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  46. I've always been a fan of black and white fabrics (or clothing) and have collected several fabrics over the years in hopes of making a black and white quilt. I would add this bundle to my collection and get a start on it this fall. I do love the pops of color with the tiny elephants! So sweet!

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  47. Ooh! Great fabrics! I'd love to make some pillowcases for our LR & BR pillows with those! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  48. Also, I am follwing you on Instagram as Artists4God . Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  49. With the two black fabrics I would use them in my I SPY quilts that I make for local fundraisers. The other two prints would be added to some fabric to make a cute little dress for my granddaughter, Nellie.

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  50. Thank you for the giveaway. I would use these lovely fabrics to make a table runner.

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  51. Very nice. I love B&W quilts, stunning. I would make some sort of wallhanging.

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  52. I would love to make some placements with this. I love black and white.

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  53. I would love to duplicate your project!!!! Beautiful!

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  54. I would make a mini quilt or a bag

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  55. I absolutely love your quilt! That wou be fun to make with that fabric. jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

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  56. Love your mini! I would use these fabrics in my black and white bento box quilt I'm making.

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  57. I follow RJR fabrics on Instagram.

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  58. I think these would make lovely modern baby bibs :)

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  59. I love the colors of the mini quilt. How talented you are, thanks for the giveaway .Maryellen
    mbenton16@hotmail.com

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  60. I see a lovely table topper, probly with lots of small stars. I love stars.

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  61. i am in need of a new purse. I have always loved elephants and this is so different that what i normally choose but i LOVE it!

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  62. I follow RJj fabrics on Instagram.

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  63. I would add them to a hexie quilt I'm working on. They are perfect! Thank you.

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  64. I think they would make an adorable throw quilt and matching pillows. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  65. These fabrics are awesome and I would make a wall hanging for sure.
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  66. I would make some zipper pouches for all the stuff that gets lost in the bottom of my pocketbook! For me and a few friends.

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