Bias Tape: Mighty Lucky Challenge for January

Have you heard of the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club?  In this really fun monthly subscription, a quilt designer or teacher provides a challenge for us to work through using different techniques and design ideas. The whole thing is meant to stretch us, to teach us new things and to get us to try new techniques.

In January, we were taught how to make bias tape and then use it to design a block or a quilt.  At first, I wasn't really looking forward to it at all.  The whole technique looked tedious to me to be honest.  But then I got started drawing out a few ideas and then pulling out fabric and basically playing around.

In the end, I decided to go black and white and made one block.  And much to my surprise, I really liked using bias tape.  Oh the possibilities!

And then made three more blocks and sewed all four blocks together.  And I was in love!

For the quilting, I used my FMQ foot and white Aurifil 50 wt thread to quilt curves echoing the bias tape.

The binding is Kona White, the same as the background fabric, with just a touch of black.

This mini finishes at 19" square.

And with that, the January Challenge is complete!  And I will link this little finish at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday and at Busy Hands Quilts for TGIFF.



  1. Love it!! Great job. I'm still working on mine. Hoping to get some time on Saturday.

  2. great colour and design combination!

  3. Very fun! I'm still hoping to squeeze in a small project, just to experience what it's like. I enjoyed you post - thanks!

  4. Perfect! What a fabulous design and especially in black and white! I've done very, very little quilting with bias tape, but I need to try it again!

  5. I am tardy in my Mighty Lucky plans this month. I'm going to blame it on a lack of Wonder Tape availability. :) You did a lovely job with this challenge. The one pleasant offshoot of being behind is that I get inspiration from everyone else!

  6. Izzy, your first block is great, but when you added three more...WOW! Fabulous use of the bias and so striking with black and white!

  7. Izzy, this block is awesome - I love the white and black together, and Paige is right - when you add the other three blocks, WOW!


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