Earlier in the week, I showed you my work in progress on my mini quilt for Katarina Roccella’s new line Wonderland. It’s based on Alice in Wonderland. I love this line, though not my typical fabric choices, as the prints have subtle but great details and the color palette is not too girly but rich. It provides a lot of interest for me.
These are the prints I started out with, but as mentioned I loved these that I went and got all the additional prints too. My mini quilt is my own design (from a QDAD design) and on Monday I shared with you the blocks required for the two columns.
Here is how the mini quilt finished up. The crosses are bright pink and a very pale pink. That pale pink fabric actually has a shimmery silver through it that is so delicious. I finished the quilt with the pale blue Enchanted Leaves Air fabric, highlighting the blue in the focus blocks.
I made a very simple back, again tying in the blue from the focus blocks.
The quilting was a 1″ straight diagonal lines in a combination of a loftier batting (than I usually use), which gave this quilt a great texture.
Design: Designed by me Fabric: Wonderland, Katerina Roccella, Art Gallery Fabrics (AGF) + White, Pure Elements, AGF Dimensions: 26″ x 24″ Quilted: With Aurifil 2021 White thread; Straight line diagonal Quilting, spacing 1″.
This mini is going to be one of my niece’s as a Christmas gift, that I hope she will love and hang on the wall.
I have finished my Pantone Quilt Challenge quilt. This mini quilt really allowed me to explore a couple of themes:
A color study with Radiant Orchid, where I used shades of Radiant orchid as sashing and across the diagonal from top left to bottom right. The whole clover sunshine line by Alison Glass offered great radiant orchid like prints and great complementary colors.
This quilt is all appliqué, which was my first time using this technique. I really enjoyed it. I had a hard times with a couple of decisions:
Should I put a thicker border around the edge?
Should I go darker or go white for the binding?
After great feedback from my IG friends (thank you), I chose no thick borders, and I did go with the darker binding.
So, to wrap up…the final details: Name: Hothouse Orchids
Size: 18″ x 19″ Fabric (front):Clover Sunshine by Alison Glass, Kona Violet (sashing), Kona White (background) Fabric (back):Ludovika from Ikea Quilting: Straight line quilting – various width bands with invisible thread.
Linking up and entering the Mini Quilt Pantone Quilt Challenge hosted by Anne @ Play crafts + Adrianne @ On the Windy Side.
Yesterday, I launched my “Pushme Pullme” Block pattern. It was so much fun to see what the testers created. For many, it was the first time I had seen their projects, so it was a surprise for me as well. Being inspired by what they had made, and realizing that I needed to have my own Pushme Pullme project to keep, I started on a mini quilt of four blocks. I managed to sew up the first block already…
Inspiration came from:
The backing fabric which I chose first and inspired the color choices. This is Mod Guys Gray Madison, from the Mod Guys & Girls collection by Michael Miller Fabrics.
Kristel’s mini quilt project and how she played with the sashing. I loved this idea so much, that I mixed the green with grey sashing.
I am planning on trying the circular quilting that Ashley did for her pillow on this mini quilt. I am a little nervous about this though.
Lastly, I have fallen in love recently with Kona sunrise and sunset bundles/charms, mostly I think for the graduation of the color values. I want to incorporate that graduation of value with the orange arrows.
Take a look at this blog post that goes through the construction of the block. Also, don’t forget the giveaway and check out my tester’s projects. They have all done a fabulous job.