Thursday, January 22, 2015

Aurifil January Mini

 Have you seen all the FREE BOM's popping up around the quilty world?  It's so hard to pick just one or two, so I'm collecting 7.  Collecting is the key word, I'd like to complete all of them but let's be realistic....I'm fickle.  
sounded like it was right up my fickle alley.  No year long commitment in order to have satisfaction.  This little cutie went together start to finish in about 5 hours.  


 I'm sure you could do it quicker but I was working from scrap pieces of fabric instead of yardage so there was much more cutting and sewing involved.   Not to mention my walking foot broke the day before so I had to quilt this one with an open toe foot very carefully.  The pattern designer Gudrun Erla did a wonderful job writing the pattern, easy to understand and giving the pressing directions which was very helpful.  


I'm not sure why the picture below looks green, its really aqua.  It doesn't matter you can still see the stitches which is what I was after.  Seeing how my walking foot was broke I can live with a few long or short stitches.  


And of course I always choose a backing that is not on the favorite fabric list.


On mini's I always attached the binding by machine.  Now if I could just master the stitch in the ditch.


Well I'm off to find a spot on the mini's wall for my new little sweetie, "SPARKLE".  


~ Lea Anne ~



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6 comments:

  1. So cute! There are some great BOM's out there this year. I'm going to have to check the mini one out. I would love to see a photo of your mini wall!

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  2. I love the colors you used. I've downloaded the pattern but haven't made time to make the quilt yet. You have inspired me.

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  3. Very cute, love the aqua and white. Very crisp and fresh, like spring which I'm so ready for.

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  4. Your mini looks great and the quilting looks good to me. Stitching in the ditch is impossible, I've decided!

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