Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Lizzy House Mini Quilt Swap

The WIP I want to talk about today is the Lizzy House Mini Quilt Swap quilt.
Linking up to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.
 I finally got some time to work on it this past weekend. 
 I decided I needed to get it quilted so that's what I worked on this past Sunday. 
 I had to make the back.

I had one set of flying geese left over but that is not what I wanted to do.  
I picked it apart and made a pinwheel with it.  I decided to put that on the back. 
 Then I thought it would be neat to try to match the placement with the gray pinwheel on the front.  
A little tricky. 
 I sewed a back with the pinwheel in the same place on the back as the front.  
Then I layered it and used the crack in my table and a pin to try to line the pinwheels up 
as close as I could before I began to baste.

I then pin basted and drew the beginning circles using Perfect Circles templates as my guides.
I was able to use those lines to guide off for making the rest of the concentric circles for the quilting.  
I did make a few registration marks to know exactly where to begin the next set of circles, 
but that is all the marking I did for the quilting.  
I chose circular quilting to sort of build on the wind theme.  
Air coming off of the pinwheels.

This is how the quilting looked on the pinwheel on the back.  
Pretty close, just offset by a small bit, but I am happy with this.

Here is the quilt almost finished. 
 I chose some Pearl Bracelets for binding and it is just glued down.  
I still need to finish hand stitching it down and I need to make a label.   

I am very pleased with how it is turning out.  I hope my swap partner will love it as much as I do!



Jayne said...

How sweet! I love the quilting first of all, but this little mini is adorable too!

Lorinda said...

Very cute!

margaret said...

such a cute mini quilt and the circles are perfect


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Looks great. Love the circular quilting

the zen quilter said...

It's really really great - I love it!

Maartje Quilt said...

I sm sure your partner in tthe swap will love it!!! So cute!!!!

Julia @ Quilt in Style said...

Beautiful mini quilt! I can very well picture it as a table runner. Oh well, I guess I'm off to my pinterest board.


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