Bloggers Quilt Festival 2015, Entry #2 – Laundry Day Mini Quilt

May 21, 2015

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, I’m so excited for the 2015 Blogger’s Quilt Festival hosted by Amy’s Creative Side. This is a fun, low stress event that encourages us to take a look back at all our favorite quilts made by our favorite bloggers this past year.  Voting for your favorites begins on May 22nd.

For my second entry, I’ll be entering my Laundry Day Mini Quilt.  This quilt is my favorite thing I’ve ever made!  It combines all of my favorite things: gorgeous fabrics in Cotton + Steel beachy tones, loose, whimsical quilting, and hand embroidery.

Laundry Day Mini Quilt

Laundry Day Mini Quilt

I am so excited about this little wall hanging because it has freed me up to go a whole new direction in my quilting. I have lots of ideas about the next several quilts I’d like to make that use similar methods of construction and design. And that’s a thrilling feeling… to have ideas tickling my brain all hours of the day and night.

Laundry Day Mini Quilt by Stephanie Palmer from Late Night Quilter

I hope to release a pattern for this mini quilt sometime soon. It’s a fun recipe that encourages creativity and imagination.

Here’s the background I started with.  I love to practice quilting designs on neutral fabric, and then figure out what I can make with them.

Swirly wind

Swirly wind

And here are the little paper dresses I make with my 7 year old daughter (she’s an origami pro) that inspired this whole quilt design!

paper dresses

Now, I’m heading over to Amy’s Creative Side before bedtime (or before one of my kids wakes up) to check out all the entries.


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  • Reply Paula Budinger May 21, 2015 at 12:16 am

    That is the cutest quilt. I love how the swirls are like the wind blowing and making the dresses dance on,the line.

  • Reply Rike May 21, 2015 at 2:05 am

    Dear Stephanie,
    That looks really great and I love the mix of the different techniques. Good luck for this entry.
    Greetings, Rike

  • Reply Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts May 21, 2015 at 6:46 am

    Wow, I really like the 3D dresses. This quilt is so darling and would make me smile whenever I walked into my laundry room! Looking forward to the pattern.

  • Reply quiltingjetgirl May 21, 2015 at 9:01 am

    I love this sweet mini, Stephanie, and the fact that the dresses are origami inspired and folded by your daughter is just awesome!

  • Reply Rochelle May 21, 2015 at 10:44 am

    I love this little quilt. It is so carefree and the quilting makes feel like I’m floating. Wow!!

  • Reply Kristen May 21, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Such a cute mini quilt! I love the idea of folding the fabric like that!

  • Reply Kristen May 21, 2015 at 11:35 am

    I love this! The folded fabric idea is so neat.

  • Reply cheryljbrickey May 21, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    I love this! This is one of my favorite quilts of all time!

  • Reply Renee May 21, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Glad to see this one in the festival! It’s such a cute quilt, I love all the details!

  • Reply Little Black Cat Quilting May 21, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    What a cute mini, I love the design! I’ve never been very good at origami, that is so neat that your daughter is such a whiz at it. The quilting on the base piece is gorgeous!

  • Reply Katy M May 21, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    This is amazing! x

  • Reply France May 22, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Gorgeous quilting and lovely appliqués!

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  • Reply Sally May 23, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Goodness, that is adorable! The quilting is terrific. I love the little dresses.

  • Reply Super Mom - No Cape! May 24, 2015 at 7:21 am

    I loved this quilt the first time I saw it. It’s just so cute!

  • Reply Grazyna May 26, 2015 at 4:18 am

    Beautiful!!! It’s really beautiful!!!

  • Reply grapes and hearts May 28, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    You are a genious. Your quilt gets my vote!!! Love the design and the execution :o)

  • Reply Kelly in Chicago May 29, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Could this be any more perfect? I think not! I think the tiny scale makes it all the more adorable. Nice work! I love this quilt and I’ve pinned it to my “Quilty Goodness” board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you’d like:

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