Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Wildflowers [a finish]

I've finished another mini! And I'm prettyr surprised by this finish too to tell you the truth. I was feeling pretty uninspired at the start of the quarter, but as we started to pack up the house I found it and decided I still liked it and this was an achievable finish!

I started it last August, not long after the pattern appeared in Love Patchwork and Quilting Issue 11 and was designed by Rebecca at Bryan House Quilts. I decided it would make a great holiday sewing project for our summer holiday in Devon and I used a Design Seeds image to pick my colour scheme and raided my stash for the fabrics. It's all pieced using the EPP technique and I think it took me longer to baste the pieces than it did to join them together.

By the time we drove back up the A1 after our holiday it was pieced! And then I ignored it for a while. Until I got round to piecing the back...

There was quite a lot of large pieces of waste fabric from when I trimmed rectangles cut from yardage to fit the funny EPP shapes. I kept it all and improv pieced it to make a strip in the backing. The rest of the backing is a vintage pillow case I picked up in a Sidmouth charity shop for 50p - one side was hideously faded, but the other side was perfect - in condition and in how well it matched this project - I just had to make a it a bit bigger! There was a point when I couldn't decide if this would be the back or another mini! 

So when I picked it up again last week I was surprised to finish the quilting in just a couple of evenings. I used #16 perle thread in dark purple around each star. I then added binding.... which it turns out is a slightly different purple to the background...never mind.
This picture shows the colours better than the first

Hope there is a lot of wall space in the new house!!! This mini was on my Finish Along list at the start of the quarter!

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side


Marly said...

Lovely, Jennie, and finished at the eleventh hour too!

Lin said...

A lovely finish Jennie. xx

Adrianne @ On the Windy Side said...

Yet another great finish!