This time it was for the Anna Maria Horner Mini Quilt Swap on Instagram.
I was't sure at first of the direction I wanted to take with this one. I knew I was moving house and my sewing machine would be going into storage, so I needed something that I could mostly hand piece.
So I started here ...
Then it slowly grew ...
Even though my partner preferred muted tones, I thought it needed more colour so I did this ...
Then I added some spiral quilting using a 12wt, variegated rainbow Aurifil thread #3817.
|This is my first time spiral quilting|
This has to be my favourite Aurfil thread ... apart from the one I named.
Before I knew it I ended up with a 12-sided object, resembling a do-decagon!
It's 24 inches 'round' and I think it would make a beautiful table topper, if not a mini on the wall.
Good thing really, as my partner is a florist and I bet she has the perfect crystal vase and a bunch of deep red roses that would accompany this mini beautifully.
Here's a little something extra I added in the parcel ...
|I used Aurifil #6728 (50wt) in the bobbin for the spiral quilting on the back of the mini|
It's a charm square fabric tray ... you can find the tutorial here ... be warned, they're addictive :)
So the mini and extras are on their way to their new home and I'm