Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Loulouthi Sparkle Mini
Yesterday, I finally finished my Sparkle Mini quilt! The top had been finished for some time already, but the quilting took a while (mostly because of the delay caused by my machine breaking down) and now I finished the binding as well.
This was a really fun quilt and the mini size was just perfect for my patience right now! It would be a great pattern for a bed-sized quilt, but I'm not sure if I'd be up to squaring up all those HSTs ... I quilted it in irregular waves as was suggested in the quilt-along and I really like the effect. My waves are really close together and in my opinion this is a good way to quilt a mini to hang on the wall, since it makes the quilt lay really flat.
For the back I randomly pieced fabric left over from the front and I like the effect. I decided to bind it in the Clippings fabric, since I wanted tiny flecks of that acidy yellow to show up all around the quilt, tying it in with the fussy cut rose.
Can't get enough of that rose. So beautiful! By the way, Anna Maria Horner showed a little sneak peak of her next collection, I really can't wait to see more of it!
In other good news, we're finally seeing some green and plants around here! Yay! Now you can almost watch the flowers and leaves grow! I love this time of year!