Monday, May 25, 2009

Mini Quilt Monday

What happened to the weekend? It just flew by. In between work and sport activities, I did manage to finish a mini quilt. I decided it was time to practice sewing some curves.



And it is fully reversible! This is what the back looks like:


I used templates to cut out the blocks. I used a small rotary cutter to trace around each template, rather than marking the fabric and then cutting the fabric. The smaller the rotary cutter blade the easier it becomes to trace around a curved template.

Each finished block is a 6 inch square. The quilt measures 12.5 inches finished.

It is quilted with a squared off spiral, starting in the center of the quilt, spiraling out to the edges. I used the edge of my sewing machine foot as a guide rather than mark the lines on to the quilt before quilting.

I like the front of the quilt better than the back. The fabrics are a lot more effective in defining the circle and the curves as the color contrast is so much better. I probably should have used a solid fabric in the center of both circles.

The blocks were surprisingly easy to make, and I am hoping to make a larger quilt with this design. (One day!)

15 comments:

  1. These look fantastic and would be very impressive in a larger quilt! Can you imagine the amount of time that baby would take! Hop eyou had a great weekend.

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  2. Oh, how fun! I must remember to use mini-quilts as an excuse to try new things.... like circles!

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  3. Love the circles! There is no way to hide my bias with circles.

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  4. love it!!! One day i will tackle curved pieces...just not yet :P

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  5. These are lovely and would look fantastic in a bigger quilt too. I love the squared off spiral quilting you are doing xo

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  6. Looks wonderful! Very intricate!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  7. Love! Like the back of the quilt better than the front.

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  8. I absolutely love the front! This would be great in a larger quilt.

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  9. Your miniquilt is gorgeous. Funny to see that the fabrics on the front work different than on the back. Those miniquilts are a wonderful way to try out new techniques!

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  10. Love them. i never think of making mini quilts to try things - what a great idea
    Chris x

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  11. I love your circles. I haven't tried circles yet. I particularly like the black and white dots. I am thinking of doing mini quilts myself, yours are inspiring.

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  12. I just love these little quilts! Curves are so much fun and add a wonderful new dimension to quilts.

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  13. Too fun! LOVE the colors! Well done!

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  14. Those are adorable!

    I love the blue fabric with the flowers. So cheerful!

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