Saturday, April 4, 2015

Three Little Miniatures Setting In A Row

I'm pretty excited that I've been able to keep up with Pat Sloan's Aurifil Designer Mystery BOM challenge for the year.  And so far I LOVE each one of them.  The picture above shows my finished Flurry mini, Chubby Churn Dash mini, and this month's mini designed by Kimberly Jolly from Fat Quarter Shop.

I dug deep into my fabric stash to come up with two coordinating fat quarter bundles that I purchased someplace locally last summer.

I decided to add an additional boarder of the darker maroon fabric to practice doing feather boarders.
Usually I try to draw up a quilting design before I actually dig in and for some reason I could not completely commit to what I originally designed.
Instead of doing the different quilting designs in each of the color bans, I kept things simpler with my favorite dot-to-dot design.  I loved the idea of the feathers with scribbling as the filler to make them pop a bit.
Because it can be a bit tricky seeing where you are going when working white on white, I used my blue water soluble pen to mark my echo lines so that I didn't get carried away and quilt over them...although it probably happened several times anyway, it is called scribbling.
 This is the first quilting project that I have been brave enough to attempt feathers.  I marked my spines with a porcelain quilting pencil and free formed the plumes as I went.  Overall I was very pleased for my first try on an actual pieced project.  

I'll even be brave and show a peek of the back...

I cannot thank Pat enough for the idea of mini quilts each month.  It helps to have a small sense of accomplishment each month.  Thanks Pat!


Stephanie said...

Wow, you've made all three! I was hoping to do this too but I haven't attempted one. Beautiful quilting.

QuiltShopGal said...

Beautiful miniature quilts. Total #CreativeGoodness. Great job with your free-motion quilting too!


Unknown said...

I love your blog. :) Thank you for sharing your Adventure!

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