Jewel Tones Mini Quilt + Retro Flowers Block

New York Beauty Mini - For the Love of Solids Swap

Today I finished a mini quilt for my solids swap, that will serve double duty as my entry into the Modern Mini Challenge. I free-motion quilted everything but the colored triangles, which was a fun way to add depth and dimension. My husband is in shock that I spend so much time making things to give away. I had to explain to him that it’s just what quilters do! 🙂

Finished quilt size: 16″ x 16″.

Retro Flower block in Heirloom

I also tested out a block from the Retro Flowers pattern in this Joel Dewberry Heirloom print. This block is especially time consuming, and I’ve already talked myself down from 12 blocks to just 9 for a quilt I’m planning. We’ll see how the next block goes, but I’m telling you… that number could be reduced to 4 pretty quickly.

New York Beauty Mini + Retro Flower Block

Jewel tones are not my normal color palette, but sometimes it’s fun to break away from the norm. Happy President’s Sewing Day. 🙂

Modern Mini Challenge


I’m Lindsay Conner, and welcome to my sewing home! I am a modern quilter, author, editor, pattern designer, wife, and mom. I use this space to share my latest projects, tutorials, and patterns!