Thursday, November 8, 2012

Ornate Mini Quilt

One of the classes I took at Sewing Summit was a sewing curves class taught by Christina at Sometimes Crafter. It's something I've always wanted to learn and like most everything, easier than it seams! I was even sewing curves without pinning first. Pretty cool.


This was the project for the class, Ornate Mini Quilt designed by Christina. We each got a template and thorough pattern and she was a great teacher. But what we didn't have was enough time to finish it in class!  It was such a cozy (finally Fall!) day yesterday, I thought it was the perfect day to get it done.
 I used mainly Denise Schmidt fabrics with a polka dot thrown in of course. Oranges, greens, and greys. Not a normal palette for me, but actually kind of nice for Fall.
 I could not figure out what to do for the quilting. I wanted to try something new that I haven't done before. I'm trying to work on my free motion quilting skills, so I decided to take the cute little daisies from the center design and quilt that! First I made a bunch of little flowers in a stipple, but I didn't like how that looked on such a small quilt. So I drew a little daisy in the middle of each area, quilted it, and then just echo quilted the flower!

I am pretty happy with the way it turned out! If you have been wanting to try something new, try it! You'll never know if you can do it until you try. Now, should I hang it, use it as a table topper, or give it away? Hmmmm....

7 comments:

Tiffany said...

Love it!

Robin@robinsnestquilting said...

This is seriously adorable!! You are very talented.

robin :-)

Deborah said...

This is beautiful. I'm finding that your work is very special and inspiring.

Anita said...

It came out great! Absolutely love the quilting you did!

Debbie said...

This turned out darling. You really nailed it with the quilting!

Ali said...

I love how you quilted it! It looks great, I might have to get a pattern for it.

Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters said...

Beautiful! I'm your newest follower!

T'onna @ www.navywifeypeters.blogspot.com

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