Fab little quilt

/ Sunday 14 April 2013 /
Auditioning backgrounds, please opine: yellow Nicey Jane
I've never made a mini quilt for myself, although I've been involved in quite a few swaps. It's a fun format to work in, it doesn't take too long and you get to do things that would be prohibitive in a larger quilt. Currently, I'm completing one for the Fab Little Quilt Swap on Flickr. I used the pattern pieces that Joanna kindly made available, but while she used hers for EPP (in a gorgeous pillow that I have to make for myself one of these days), I chose to fuse them to use for raw edge applique. I fused the petals to a fat quarter of pale pink Art Gallery oval elements, and then trimmed off the excess and left an edging of the pink.
For fab little quilt swap. What do you think, partner?
The aqua petals didn't come together perfectly in the middle, so I used my Sizzix dies to make a couple of flowers to place over the centre.
I set my machine to a narrow zigzag to applique the pieces down.  It was fairly tedious!
Raw edge appliqué
I auditioned a number of different backgrounds, and it was interesting to see how the effect of the central motif altered as a function of background colour.
I really liked this red one.
Auditioning backgrounds, please opine: red Brandon Mably print
And I also liked this blue one - although my husband hated it.
Auditioning backgrounds, please opine: blue Innocent Crush
I liked the idea of this print with the pale aqua text, but I felt like I lost the pale pink border entirely.
Auditioning backgrounds, please opine: Aqua text print
Then there was this gold one, which is from Tula Pink's Parisville line, but I ended up going for the one at the top of the post. It's a Nicey Jane print, and the little purple dots just make it perfect, I feel.
Auditioning backgrounds, please opine: gold Parisville
Again, I have a partner that is pretty silent on the discussion boards and doesn't make comments on the photos, so all I have to go on is the few words about her likes and dislikes that she wrote when she signed up. She likes purple and bright colours, so I hope she likes this!


{ Sarah Craig } on: 14 April 2013 at 18:40 said...

Hi, Lesly! That sure is a beautiful little mini, and it is really interesting to see how it changes depending on the background.

{ audrey } on: 14 April 2013 at 22:45 said...

Beautiful work! Love the fabrics you're working with.

{ Carla } on: 15 April 2013 at 11:22 said...

Yes, I definitely love that yellow background! What a gorgeous piece of stitchery.

{ Barb } on: 15 April 2013 at 13:11 said...

Thanks for sharing your process for choosing the background. I love the yellow.

Anonymous on: 15 April 2013 at 14:10 said...

love the fabrics you put together here

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