Leaving this quilt (which is my creation for the annamariahornerminiquiltswap on instagram) for a couple of weeks to ponder the quilting was fruitful. One day, after scrolling through the latest lovelies on my instagram feed, I had an epiphany–big stitch quilting! And it’s amazingly fast too, this only took two days of commutes to work to finish.
Next I plan some fun machine free motion quilting in the printed sections to stick down all the fabrics. I want to get an extra made too, before the shipping deadline at the end of June.
In case you are interested in making the same pattern, let me tell you that I used 4-1/2″ strips to cut the half-rectangles (prints) and triangles (background) pieces with the Tri-Recs ruler. It was fun sorting my Anna Maria Horner fabrics into colourways for this mini. I usually keep my fabrics in plastic boxes sorted by colour, but I have to confess I keep my AMH fabrics separate to drool over. Unfortunately the weak Canadian dollar has (mostly) curtailed my online shopping…that’s ok, I have enough fabric to keep me busy for several
months years. And there is that 50% off sale at Fabricland Ontario this weekend…
I feel I am getting a little braver with my quilting, by designing my own pattern for this mini. Next swap is the #parisswap on instagram, and I have all the fabrics I need and a concept… But before that I have signed up for a blog hop with Gotham Quilts for their new quilt pattern, Yuma (yikes! me?)…do stay tuned for that.
Linking up to Let’s Bee Social with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts and WIP Wednesday with Lee at Freshly Pieced, as well as Scraptastic Tuesday with Leanne at She Can Quilt. Please visit the linky parties!