I spent a bit of time the last few days finishing up two little mini-quilts I've had in the works for the last week or so. The first one I'll be giving away at my schoolhouse in Houston next month. I really love how this quilt turned out, and in honor of its larger sibling quilt in my book, Polaris, I'm calling it Polaris Junior.
I'm really digging the way the low-volume background prints, all pulled from my stash, work together to create additional dimension and movement throughout the background of the quilt. I need to make one more of these for an upcoming class sample in the near future, and I might just make an exact duplicate for once because I so love how this one turned out!
The quilting is very simple, in a white 50 wt Aurifil thread, in an orange peel all-over design. I love doing that kind of quilting with grid-based quilts like this. I think for the next one, I might try my hand at some simple wavy stitches, see how that goes.
The second quilt I finished up is for my partner in the Sew Sew Modern swap
. It's a mini using three of my Lucky Stars Block of the Month Club
blocks, and one that didn't make the cut (that might just be a part of next year's block of the month club!). My partner's favorite colors weren't colors that I usually like to use in my sewing, so it was a challenge for me to really try to put something together that she'll love, but I'm hoping I've done it.
Quilting this mini was a challenge - I was terribly indecisive about how to stitch, so I went with an all-over basic stipple. It may be boring, but it's my go-to stitch when I get stumped. I like how this quilt finished up, especially the binding, which is another Briar Rose print I picked up and wound up not really using much of in the mini. I also sewed up a little pleated zippered clutch for her and got the package in the mail yesterday.
Polaris, from my new book, Becoming a Confident Quilter
(in stock at my Pattern Shop
Scrap bag bonanza! Boatloads of scraps from my scrap bin
binding: The Road in Mist
from Road 15 by Sweetwater for Moda
Orange peel continuous line stitching in white 50 wt Aurifil
Quilt Stats part two
: SewSew Modern Swap Mini
pattern: Lucky Stars Block of the Month Club
several prints from Briar Rose by Heather Ross
for Windham Fabrics, Lime green leafy stripe
from Simply Color by V and Co for Moda Fabrics, yellow Hex Box
from Prince Charming by Tula Pink for Free Spirit Fabrics, dark pink floral from Darla by Tanya Whelan, background faux tweed fabric from Mod Century by Jenn Ski for Moda Fabrics
All-over meandering stipple in white 50 wt Aurifil thread