Making a Mini Eads Quilt in Languid was a no brainer, because sometimes you just need a fun, colorful palette cleanser to get your creative juices flowing.
Mini Eads is the smaller version of my original Eads project that I adapted a few years ago with the Harriot release. Original Eads is fairly efficient, but there was something enticing about shrinking those blocks down to fully maximize some scraps. Plus, mini quilts are such a perfect place to explore how colors work together in an easy, low-commitment kind of way.
With Languid coming out, I wanted to make another Mini Eads. It’s one of those great projects that can sit beside your machine just waiting for you when you have a moment here and there to work on it. It’s easy to pick up and put down as you wish.
After deciding to use the full collection plus some solid, Kona Sheen coordinates, I prepped all of my strips and paper templates and was ready to go. I organized the colors in a pleasing order that I could work through. You could totally go scrappy and fully unplanned with this project, but I do like working my way through some kind of order. There’s mystery in how it will all work out and so much excitement as you work your way from one color to the next. Plus, after styling your order, you don’t really have to worry about getting bogged down by fabric decisions along the way unless you want to. I find this frees my mind up to think about other things.
The quilting is fairly simple. I quilted straight-ish lines on my machine using free motion quilting. With this project having a bunch of colors in it, I auditioned several options but landed on a pale but slightly saturated blue. I like that it landed a bit in the middle in terms of value so it wouldn’t contrast too much across the range, but then the color gave it a nice little detail to notice once you get up close.
This is my newest Mini Eads Quilt in Languid.
Pattern: Mini Eads Quilt
Fabric(s): Languid, Kona Sheen