Monday, April 20, 2015
Mini Quilt Monday ::
Another Monday, another mini quilt :-) This is the second mini I made for the Color of the Year Swap. I just couldn't decide which one I liked better so I made both. I showed my first one two weeks ago and I'm thrilled to report that my partner loved it. Meanwhile I loved this one so much I finished it too! I'm also trying to get in the habit of finishing things instead of letting them languish in piles.
This is the February 2015 pattern from the Fresh Mini Quilt Club. I wanted to incorporate the color of the year (Marsala) but I also wanted some contrast which is where the turquoise came in. I love the graphic impact of this one. One note about the pattern: it calls for 1/2 yard of background fabric but if you are using a print for the background instead of a Kona solid you may find (like I did) that you need at least another 11" of fabric length so if you're planning on a print for the background I'd buy a full yard!
I quilted the accent lines with Aurfil 12wt and I absolutely love the texture it added. In person you can definitely tell a difference between it and the regular weight thread. I sew on a Juki and used a topstitch needle (wider thread hole) and my normal thread in my bobbin.
This is a big mini finishing at 30" square - I'm almost hesitant to call it a mini at that size! And I think the back is as fun as the front once you can see the quilting done. Very happy with this one!
You might notice I made some updates around here with the help of my technical wizard husband (to whom I am eternally grateful). I've added a navigation bar at the the top to make things easier to find and I'll be refining things as I go.
I'm starting a Mini Quilt Monday Linkup two weeks from today (Monday 5/4/2015) so get those minis ready to share and come back next week for a fun giveaway to help get the word out.
As always thanks for stopping by!