Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mini Swap With Sukie

A few weeks ago I posted a photo of my sewing room, in the process of getting decorated. I am finally hanging a few mini quilts on the wall and my friend, Amy, said I needed more minis.She suggested a swap with a 2 week turn around. I'm always game for a challenge and I definitely need more minis, so I said yes. I have mailed my mini and I'm pretty sure Sukie has received it. Her daughter had a nasty elbow break last week, so I will wait patiently for my mini and let you know when it arrives.

My inspiration for Amy's quilt was to challenge myself with an improv quilt. I was influenced by quilts I'd seen recently by Red Pepper Quilts and A Quilter's Table. Also, Lu Summer's book has been on my mind. My garden always influences me, so I thought I would use the colors of the garden and do an all solids quilt.

Here are the solids I pulled.
I just started cutting and sewing and this is what I ended up making.
I loved matchstick quilting this with 11 different Aurifil threads.
improv quilt
I might just love the backing fabric {from IKEA} as much as the front.
IKEA bathing beauties
The black and white stripe binding finished it off and the one perfect matching corner made my day.
timeless treasures black and white stripe fabric
I quilted it with Aurifil thread...all 11 colors that I turned into a waterlogue print for my sewing room.
aurifil thread
One last photo, with the hydrangeas that helped to influence my color palette.
hydrangea

Quilt Stats:
Name: Not Shy
Fabrics used: various solids from my stash
Backing: Limited Edition Carolina Palmer print from IKEA
Batting: Thermolam Plus
Thread: Pieced with Aurifil 2600
Quilted with: Aurifil 1135, 2423, 2884, 4812, 2520, 2270, 1100, 1231, 2530, 1133, 2805 and white in the bobbin
Finished size: I forgot, but I think it's about 17"x28"

5 comments:

Debbie said...

how fun! Love your end result and that binding just makes it! Also love your waterlogue print!

Poppyprint said...

It's awesome!

Pat said...

What a great little quilt. Is it a quilt as you go? Thanks.

Katy Cameron said...

Ha, love that backing with it!

CapitolaQuilter said...

That's a lot of different threads - I'm glad you didn't change out the bobbin every time. Nice to see where your inspiration came from.