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After Dinner Mints by Paige Alexander, 2014

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When the challenge rules were announced, I scoured Michael Miller's website for a print to complement the solids and chose Candy Pointillism. Working within the size restraints of the Spring Couture charm squares and jelly roll strips, I designed an original block using the Quick Curve Ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful. With the curved squares and the pastel colors, the blocks were reminiscent of after dinner mints. When quilting, to emphasize the curved inner squares I echoed around each using the walking foot. I inserted piping along the edge of the binding using Susan Cleveland's piping hot binding technique. Picken, South Carolina, United States 44" x 44"