This month our guild was doing a challenge for a swap – frozen inspired mini quilts! We wanted to do something wintery but not in the traditional red and green Christmas theme. I knew I wanted to do something inspired by snowflakes and was going to do some raw edge applique, but then my machine broke. I had only my backup machine that I haven’t used in year, and that I don’t like doing applique with.
It took me a while to figure out a new plan, but when going through a drawer in my sewing table I discovered my Lil’ Twister ruler. I had bought this ruler during the holidays last year and then forgot I had it! I hadn’t even tried it out yet, so this was perfect to give it a shot.
I quilted with random freehand “straight” lines with various spacing at an angle, inspired by following the tracks of slowly falling snowflakes.
I think it all turned out great and is off to its new home. Hopefully someone will be happy with this for the swap!
My local modern quilt guild decided to participate in the Modern Quilt Guild Micheal Miller fabric challenge. This is the quilt that I made for the challenge. They provided us with fat eights of 6 fabrics which are the main features in the front of my quilt. I loved the fabric with the colourful wedges and used that to inspire the start of my design with the stacked wedges.
The back of the quilt was made by piecing the scraps together into a strip and filled with Michael Miller Coral solids.
For the quilting I decided this would be a great time to try a spiral quilting. I had two designs and after a bit of debating I decided to center the spirals on the fowers on the the front and back of the quilt.
The binding took a little longer than anticipated due to our new arrival, but she makes an adorable quilt model!