Wednesday, 30 April 2014

WIP Wednesday [Cheerio]

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.

The background and binding are both in the cross hatch print in white from Architextures and the backing is Notting Hill by Joel Dewberry.

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.


Heather @ Quilts Actually said...

That bottom quilt is beautiful! I mean, all three are very nice, but I love how you made the hombre effect on the bottom one. So pretty!

Diane-crewe said...

talk about using your time to be productive xx love the bright colours xx

Lin said...

All lovely work Jennie - you have a great sense of colour. xx

Leatina @ GeoMama said...

Adorable mini quilt. I love the colors, and the navy was a great addition.

Sabrina said...

I cannot believe how much that one navy block makes the whole quilt just come alive! I really can't decide which of your three projects I love most!

Melissa said...

Ooh! What a pile of pretties! It feels SO good to sew, doesn't it?! :) Glad she let you have some fun, too. :)