I had a hot date planned with this little mini tonight, and I'm happy to report the top is complete! I won't turn it over and show you the back, those tiny 1.5" blocks and scant 1/4" seams made for not the neatest pressing experience, but that's our little secret.
This mini is for my partner in the Fab Little Quilt Swap, which has been organized by the mamas of the Doll Quilt Swap over on Flickr. After sufficient stalking, I discovered that my partner seems to have similar tastes as me, and blues and greens are colors he/she is fond of, so lucky for me being that my stash of blues/greens is overflowing!
I used the Sparkle Punch Quilt Along hosted by Oh Fransson! as my inspiration for this, and just shrunk the dimensions, so that this completed top measures approximately 15"x18".
I already have an idea for quilting this little guy, and I'm thinking of using these pearle cotton colors to accentuate both the stars and the little wonky pinwheels the white negative space creates. Now just to get a back created and get quilting!
Whats on your sewing agenda this weekend??
WOW! I have only just commented on Flickr about this! I love it!! And Perle hand quilting will be a perfect finish!ReplyDelete
This is so gorgeous. I love the way the pattern and the colors complement each other. Can't wait to see it when it's done...ReplyDelete
I have yet to try hand quilting but you perle cottons look like a great idea!ReplyDelete
This is looking fantastic! Love the blue & green together...and the promise of the hand quilting is a bonus!ReplyDelete
Well, I am just in love with this quilt. What a beautiful project! I can't wait to see the finished product. The top is just stunning. I know what you mean about the ironing, too. That doesn't always turn out so neat and tidy ;-) What can ya do? No one will ever see it :-DReplyDelete
That is absolutely fabulous! Your partner is going to be thrilled!ReplyDelete
Oooh, just love that pattern miniaturised, and those perle cottons will look fab with it. I finished my first bee block last night, I'm hoping to get the other one done today (plus help a friend take photos for her new site) and then tomorrow, I hope to get working on some bag designs :o)ReplyDelete
It looks wonderful. I love your fabrics and colours. PerfectReplyDelete
Jessica, this is awesome! Can't wait to see it finished with those beautiful perles. Lucky partner!ReplyDelete
Do you need my address? Because you can just send this right on over to me now :) Can't wait to see your hand stitching, is that perle cotton? Super gorgeous colors!!ReplyDelete
just gorgeous jess - lucky, lucky partner!ReplyDelete
I love your photography. The quilt is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Ooo. I went on a Friday night and all day Saturday sew-in with quilters from our chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild. It was nice to get to know these gals, and spend time sewing together. Got a lot done... but nothing finished. Persevere, right?ReplyDelete
What a great colour combo! I think I may have to do one of these soon.ReplyDelete