I was planning on showing a mini quilt in progress tonight. But Little Miss Mia has been a star today and happily sat watching the snooker in her bouncy chair, so what I actually have to show you is a finished mini quilt!
I got my copy of Love Patchwork and Quilting through the post on Saturday morning and found the Mini Cheerio pattern by Camille Roskelly. I had to wait until Sunday afternoon to pick the fabrics, which were loosely based on this Design Seeds Palette. These colours are not "normal me" at all but I fancied trying something different.
This was my first layout but I felt it lacked a little pzzazz.
So I made up another block in navy and asked for opinions on Instagram. The majority said with navy, so this morning I stitched it up.
I got out my free motion foot again for the straight-ish line quilting (I've now officially run out of quilting needles) - I love the texture this creates, then cut a skinny binding - 2" according to the pattern - this was my first time doing such skinny binding, but it totally works for this mini quilt.
I used fabrics from my stash: the following Kona solids: mango, canary, banana, corn yellow, school bus, candy pink, nautical, cerise, pomegranate, brt pink and coral and Art Gallery Pure Elements in Verve Violet (possibly). To these solids I added a Tula Pink print, Art Gallery Lace Elements in yellow, an orange stripe and a yellow leaves print from Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander, navy text from Architextures also from Carolyn Friedlander, coral from Minimalista from Art Gallery, a peach print from Tule by Art Gallery, a Rosalie Quinlan print, and a few other prints from my stash which I don't know the name of.
Normal service should now resume after this spur of the moment sewing - I have three quilts all quilted and ready for binding which are next on the list.
Linking up with WIP Wednesday.