Fierce Protean Mini Quilt: Part 1

The Fierce Protean small but mighty quilt pattern.
The Fierce Protean small but mighty quilt pattern.

I’m making a new mini quilt sample for the shop called Fierce Protean by Eye Candy Quilts. The finished size of the mini is 21-1/4″ by 21-1/4″, so it’s a really great size if you want to get started in the world of mini quilts!

This mini quilt is modern traditional because it uses a very familiar quilt shape, the triangle, but gives it a modern twist in the layout. The pattern actually contains 2 distinct blocks: one is a traditional pieced block using half-square triangles and the other uses foundation paper piecing, although the pattern does offer templates if paper piecing is outside of your comfort zone.

How to choose fabrics? In the sample on the pattern cover, there are 2 colorways. The designer used various blues for the triangle shapes and white for the background. By limiting your palette to 2 colors, you get an interesting wave-like motion in your final quilt.

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