T.G.I.F.F. – A Mini

I had the joy of spending last Saturday with some fabulous crafters here in Melbourne.

11136618_880522165345318_3850913440692378884_n

It’s the second time I’ve joined them all at GJ’s in Brunswick, and we all traipse in there with a million projects, in the hope that we just get somewhere with one of them!  In my case, I took a quilt I needed to get quilted, and then spent the first two hours unpicking after beginning twice, and hating what I was doing!  So…..after putting said quilt aside, I got out some paper piecing to do.  I managed to get half of it done on the day, and then chipped away at it during the past week.

mini4

Sigh.  Isn’t she beautiful?  This is most definitely THE most favourite mini quilt I have ever made in my life!  I bought the Right Round pattern by Better Off Thread last year some time.  And have been waiting for the perfect timing to get it done.  Couldn’t have been happier with how it has turned out!

mini2

I used Charcoal shot cotton from Spotlight as the background solid, and also added it for binding.  It plays so beautifully with Anna Maria Horner.  I got out my little big ziplock bag of scraps from my Toxic Quilt, and was very happy to be able to use them for the tiny pieces required in the first few rows of geese. The other contrasting fabrics are all Tula.

mini3When it came to quilting, I wanted to add some texture, but not over-do it.  So I popped some pebbles in the centre, used my walking foot for the spiral around the centre block, and then free motion quilted some organic lines diagonally on the outer sectors.  I ADORE IT!  I used a variety of Aurifil threads – #2024 for the pebbles, 2605 grey and 2310 creamy gold for the lines.  Makes me want to eat it up!

This is such a perfect pattern for a mini quilt, finishing at 22″ square.  But I can just envision if being the centre medallion of a HUGE quilt!

I’m so glad I have a finish to show you – I did in fact end up quilting and binding – read: finishing – the quilt I planned to finish on Saturday.  But I can’t show you – or I’d have to kill you…..

What have you finished this week?  I’m linking up – You can too!


18 Responses to T.G.I.F.F. – A Mini

  1. Oh it’s so beautiful!! I’ve loved seeing it come together on IG!

  2. DeborahGun says:

    this is gorgeous 🙂 I love the charcoal especially against the AMH prints.

  3. Cassandra says:

    Such a lovely piece! The colors really pop against the neutral background, and I really like the quilting design!

  4. What a gorgeous mini! The colors work so well against that dark grey, and I love how it feels like it’s radiating color outwards.

  5. Alison says:

    Hi Melissa it’s beautiful and I think I am going to purchase this pattern and give it a go. Love your idea that it could be the centre for a whole quilt.

  6. Serena @ Sewgiving says:

    Far out! That’s awesome!

  7. Oh Melissa, it’s stunning! Wow! Love, love, love!

  8. Jayne says:

    You should love this, its amazing! What a cool design. You can’t really go wrong with gray and AMH…right?!

  9. Julie says:

    This quilt is a riot of color. It’s lovely! What fabric is that in the four corners, please?

  10. Looks amazing. Well done Midge!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *