Have you ever started a project thinking it was going to be a quicky and then it takes much longer? Well that's exactly what happened. How could it take two days to finish a 12 x 17 wall hanging?! Geeesh! It all started by wanting to use up the scraps from the Amour de Cerise quilt and Simply Sweet table topper.
I surfed the internet for ideas and came up with a plan. My little mini will include ideas from 3 different quilt designs. I grabbed my favorite designing tools and with a little help from my printer for the letters ... TADA!
There's a quilt on the frame so I had to quilt this on my regular sewing machine. And remember my walking foot broke last week. Well what's a girl to do but take a free motion refresher course. Oh boy...it's so much easier on the quilt frame. Funny how quickly our muscles forget. I had some tension issues and my soft flowing feathers were more like squiggles.
Two days and two needle breaks later we have a finish! I wanted to use every last piece of the L'Amour Charm pack so I made a nine patch from the scraps then cut it as if I were going to do a disappearing nine patch and used it for the bottom strip. There's a few fabrics from my stash, but they all play pretty well together. Now to give her a name, any suggestions?
I love white quilt backs. Shows off everything, the good and the bad. Even though the quilting is less than perfect I still love it. Now that I've blown the dust of my FM on the DM I might try to do a few more minis this year.
Linking up with BlossomHeartquilts for Sew Cute Tuesday
~ Lea Anne ~