Saturday, January 19, 2013

A little something for my wall

I've had a mini quilt in mind for ages. Ever since I received some gorgeous Sevenberry prints as an extra in a swap, I've known I wanted to do something special for myself.
I love all the butterfly quilts that have been popping up recently and when I was flicking through my Farmers Wife book I came across the Batwing block which is similar.
I pulled some favourite fabrics and decided on a layout in my head and promptly left them sitting there for a couple of months!
Well I've been really enjoying sewing recently and yesterday decided I would finally whip up that mini

This was my fabric pull, my fav colour combination is currently mint, pink and yellow luckily as they are the colour of the Sevenberry prints so I pulled out some other favs in these colours. I based the blocks on the batwing but its not the same as I didn't include the centre square and I completely winged it with the measurements.

I love the finished top although it is not perfect, my measurements weren't quite right but I don't care I love it anyway. This was sewing for fun and for me, not for perfection!
I had originally thought I'd use the yellow seed catalogue for background but when I auditioned them I preferred the black. Hairy thinks I made a mistake and should have used the yellow after all

Just need to baste, quilt and bind it!


Annabellouise said...

This looks like fun. I might try it. Lots of small bits of fabric lying around, too small for dresses or cushions.

Liz DandeliondD said...

Very gorgeous.
I really like the style of your mini.

Cindy Sharp said...

Very fun.

Katy Cameron said...

Winged it with the measurements? Tee hee :oD

Looks great!

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Oh I think it looks superb - well done you xxx

elsy said...

i like that a lot!

Kip said...
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Kip said...

Wow! Quilting is a hobby where you can express your creativity and won't be afraid of committing mistakes. Sometimes, mistakes here can even make the whole quilt beautiful. So, where are you planning to out this? What part of the house exactly? I'm really excited to see where you'll be hanging this up!

Kip Whitehead