I recently had the opportunity to pattern test for the lovely Karin of www.leighlaurelstudios.com using her new pattern Fruit Ninja. It’s a fantastic foundations paper piece pattern that is easy to understand and because of the design, has SO MANY possibilities for altering the fabric colors/patterns to change how to end product looks!
I had my husband open the pattern in Adobe Illustrator so I could play around with pattern and colors, and decided to use Kona solids that coordinate with my blog header. It feels a little crazy-town-circus to me…and I love it!
I made a large mini quilt (24″ by 24″) and opted to use the mini to practice my free motion quilting (FMQ) since I’m all about that whole “two birds, one stone” thing.
I’m not going to lie–I love it. It’s super different from what I normally do, but that is the beauty of mini quilts; you can play with colors, prints, and patterns that you wouldn’t normally commit to for a larger quilt. The bold, saturated colors really played well the Karin’s pattern, and I love the quilting from the back just as much as I do from the front!
If you want to see more variations of the Fruit Ninja pattern (and trust me, you totally do!) you can see Karin’s post HERE. And the best part is that she made the Fruit Ninja pattern F-R-E-E!
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All solids are Robert Kaufman Kona: Melon (pink), Grellow (yellow), Bluegrass (blue/green center diamonds), Nightfall (dark blue), Peacock (light blue), and Red.
Backing is Ikea Britten Nummer.
Binding is random b&w stripe from my stash.
***To see Karin’s original fruit Ninja quilt, and to get the free pattern for yourself go HERE***