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Finally Finished

I started this mini quilt over the summer (apparently without a blog post)… finished the top in August…  mentioned it again in September… and that was as far as I got.

 

Armed with an (early) New Year’s resolution to sew more for myself and less out of obligation, I got back to it and finished it this week.

Daydreaming quilt: green and yellow modern mini quilt in kona solids

 

I’m not sure why I waited so long: I love this little quilt. It’s based on City Fair, for City Quilts by Cherry House, and the sun on the birch leaves outside my old office window. (I’ve moved offices since, but that’s another post for another time). By my count, it’s has ten different Kona solids.  I thought about hand quilting the whole thing with perl cotton (I found a pretty, variegated one in just the right mix of greens and yellows), but it was too much, visually. Instead, I did a few accent rows among the machine cross-hatching.

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Doll Quilt Swap

I’m behind in posting pictures of the cute little quilt I received in the Doll Quilt Swap 9 – for reasons that are beyond my comprehension my computer refused to upload them for a week.

doll quilt swap 9 - red whit and aqua mini patchwork quilt

Audrey got some of my favorite elements here – the fun red and aqua color combination, my favorite white sashings, a cute Alexander Henry backing fabric, and how did she know I have a blog post planned on my recent love of polka dots.

alexander henry fruit fabric mini quilt backing and polka dot binding

And, she sent this cute, coordinating pincushion. (She included some fabric too — but I whisked it off into an “I could start another new project pile” before the photo shoot. )

whirligig red and white modern patchwork pincushion

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I’m making a new mini for my office wall, inspired by City Fair, from City Quilts

mini quilt work in progress green and yellow solids

But my colors aren’t inspired by the city, but the leafy birch tree outside my office window – so I’ve got warm yellows and bits of sky blues peaking through lots of fresh greens.

detail work in progress patchwork mini quilt

Here’s the whole layout – the top is all pieced, now I need to decide about quilting. I’m considering handquilting it — it’s small enough to do it, but I haven’t decided et. Suggestion?


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