Friday, September 16, 2011

Peaks and Troughs ~ A Mini Quilt

Ah yes!  In the mood for a quick but challenging project I turned to Sarah Fielke's book Quilting: From Little Things for inspiration.  It didn't take long to find just the kind of project I was looking for:


Peaks and Troughs is a mini quilt project with diamonds zig-zagging up and down and involves plenty of template cutting and too many Y-seams to call it a simple project.  It certainly lives up to it's 3 star difficulty rating, especially when you throw some linen fabric into the mix!


I enjoyed the challenge of piecing the top together ~ the instructions were clear and concise ~ and I felt a little more relaxed once all the Y seams were done and I had made a start on the quilting. 


I quilted by stitching alongside some of the seam lines and although there were some bulky seams they proved to be a no more than just a nuisance.  I also spiralled around the border, squaring off the corners. The binding  ~ a grey and white pin stripe ~ was machine stitched in just a jiffy.


The printed fabrics used are all from the recently released fabric collection -  Peacock Lane by Violet Craft, and are set on a background of linen.  


Fun stuff!  Exactly what I needed today, and there's quite a few more in Sarah's book that I've now got my eye on.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful. I have no idea what a Y seam is ..but I'm guessing its not fun !
    It is so perfect Rita !

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  2. Cute little quilt - would make a wonderful large quilt although rather challenging.

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  3. I love this little quilt, everything about it and especially the pattern the quilting made on the back. Any tutorials on Y seams?

    Thanks!

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  4. what a bright and happy blog, glad I found you.

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  5. very nice, rita. i do love this design!

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  6. Y seams!!!??? I'm scared! You are awesome!

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  7. it's beautiful, what a great quilt. the peacock lane fabric is so vibrant.

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  8. Brilliant design - I'm doing a New Wave at the moment and this is a great alternative for a similar effect! :-)

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  9. Beautiful little quilt.I love the design

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  10. You + Sarah + Violet = OMG! LOVE your little quilt!

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  11. Adorable! The quilting really makes it for me.

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  12. Darling little quilt, Rita. You've done a great job of choosing colors for it. This line is just perfect for a happy little quilt. Have a great weekend, Mary

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  13. And this is just the thing for us to see this early Saturday morning in California, with our gray, foggy skies. I think it's brilliant!

    thanks for all the creativity you share with us--
    Elizabeth E.
    occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

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  14. Looks like a great and most interesting book. Love the quilt and the quilting! My choice would not have been the gray, though. I have a tough time with gray. Thank you for sharing.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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  15. I just love this quilt - what a great way to use up more scraps!

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