Hello friends! I hope you are having a good summer so far. Today marks three weeks of my caring for these three on my own since my husband went back to work. Some days are really long and tedious, but the hard days are interspersed with easier ones. It feels like my older kids are demanding a lot more from me. Sneaking in sewing time comes in small chunks, here and there.
I finished up this mini, a decoration destined for my sewing room:
Mini quilts are a great project to use practicing different free motion quilting techniques. In the picture above, you can see I did some free motion cat heads. What a funny term!
I love the look of using thread that is tone on tone:
I backed the quilt in a large piece of pink Erin McMorris flannel, with a small strip of the yellow colorway on one side. I chose this fabric from my stash in the interest of putting it to good use as well as it was one of my few options that matched the colors of the quilt. Quilting on flannel wasn't too bad, but definitely not as easy as quilting cotton. There's a lot more "drag" with flannel.
As I have worked on this quilt, I have wondered if I chose the right amount of dark and light fabrics. Did I really master "value" with this quilt? It's helped me realize that my stash could use more dark fabrics, like that lovely Amy Butler wallflower print and the pink Washi geometric. I am really pleased with the Kona Ash as sashing; it helps the light and dark fabrics pop and will hopefully be more forgiving than white when it comes to stains and wear and tear.
This quilt measures 49" square and it is bound in a Patty Young Lush fabric.
Linking up to Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.
Total stash fabric used in this post: 9.25 yards
Total stash fabric used since 1/1/15: 65.25 yards
Total stash fabric used to date: 74.5 yards