Eeek, I thought I had til I got home for this, but apparently not! Anyway, for this round of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival I thought I would enter my We Love Colour mini that I made for my review of the book as part of Craft Book Month over on Craft Buds. I’ve only got 3 quilts and 2 minis under my belt, this being mini #2, so my choices were fairly limited ;o):
Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats:
Finished quilt measures: about 21″ x 25″ (sorry, I didn’t think to measure it before I left ;o) )
Special techniques used: FMQ
Quilted by: li’l ole me
Best category: Doll/Mini Quilt, Home Machined Quilt, Wall Hanging
How it came to be:
My original plan for craft book month had involved a large amount of jersey fabric and a dress pattern in a book on jersey clothing, but that just wasn’t working for me, and then my eyes lit upon the We Love Colour book that I’d won back in May. I really loved the cover quilt, Think Big by Jacquie Gering, so I thought I’d give that a go as a mini (see the original post here for the maths).
Once I’d pieced it though, I desperately wanted to try and recreate the quilting on it as well, so not letting a little thing like only having FMQed once before with stippling stand in my way, I just leapt right on in at the deep end!
I loved the straight line bits in the rectangles, and I tackled that first:
And then it was on to the FMQ, specifically the pebbles first. Oh boy, this bit nearly finished my wrists off for the week with the RSI I got! It’s a lovely effect, but was rather painful:
Next was the wavy lines, which I chose to do using a wavy stitch I had on my machine:
And finally the pink bit. Oh that pink bit gave me fits! I unsewed several times before I realised that I was running seriously short on time, so I just had to suck it up on the imperfections (and there are many) Those tessellating snail thingys are tough!
Well thanks for dropping by, don’t forget to check out all the other entries over here:
I think this is a great addition to the festival
I love it Katy! 🙂
Wonderful – love the FMQ! Looking forward to your return.
This is a little beauty with its bold colours and wonderful quilting!
Loving it. Love the colour and the minimalist modern design.. and I love all that RSI-inducing free-motion bizzo. But I'm not allowed to get inspired to make another quilt until I make some new summer clothes, so can you keep it out of my sight for a while?
I love the bold color choice and the abstract pattern of this mini. I think you did a wonderful job!
beautiful!!! the quilting is so, so gorgeous!
A great choice for the festival – I love it!
Good luck, that FMQ'ing definitely deserves an award!
I'm in compete awe of all that quilting on such a small piece. You did good chick. It looks amazing.
Sweet as, my friend x
You work on this is beautiful. Love it.
BTW, Ding Dong the Witch is Dead…..hmmmmmmm the absolute perfect gift, token, rememberance, ever. You are so kind. Oma Linda
pssssss…you are the bestest sneaky giver ever.
I pinned that book cover just for that picture. Great job, I love that pattern! Beautiful quilting, too!
Perfect choice K! It's a winner in my book! Jxo
Love the colors you used, Katy! Plus the different quilting you did in the sections. Fantastic!
Such a gorgeous mini – love the use of solids and your FMQ is amazing!
You did a fantastic job recreating that cover! Your quilting is impressive, too.
Awesome job on the FMQ, and love the design!
I love seeing this quilt and all that quilting! You are clearly a fmq natural.
Brilliant Katy – super choice – super quilt. x
This mini is just a beauty especially with all the delightful quilting!
great color – so fun.
Come see my entry #46 Batik Tulips
applique, hand quilt, wall hanging
and #23 antique zigzag quilt
How did I miss this mini?? The quilt, not the post (I'm way behind). It's amazing Katy – I love it!
Great mini. I love how the quilting stresses the contrast between the colours.