Thursday, August 28, 2014
Diamond Chips mini quilt
Yesterday I finally finished the little mini quilt from Sarah Fielke's Quilting from Little Things I'd been working on on and off for over 1 1/2 years! It is not my most precise piecing etc., but I think the outcome is quite cute, anyway. I decided to make life a little easier for myself and didn't quilt the outer corners as densely as the other spaces between the "diamonds".
Since I got the book, I really liked the idea of this mini, fracturing a geometric fabric print even more to make some little sparkling diamond blocks. When I bought the main fabric used here (from Carnaby Street by Pat Bravo), I thought it would be perfect for this! I decided on the dense quilting, because I felt that my diamonds didn't pop enough against the background once they were pieced and I think it helps a bit to remedy that.
I think it looks lovely from the back, too:
This was a fun exercise in fabric choice, piecing and quilting. For instance, it made me smile to see much more coherent everything looked once I added the pink binding. I'm not sure if I'm happy enough with it to put it on the wall, but at any rate it makes a nice dolly quilt! :-)
Have a lovely weekend!