Drawn Together by Mymble

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2014-12-26T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2014-12-30T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

This is my first pass at the Drawn Together quilt from Little Quilts - our January quilt for the Sew Along here on Threadbias. I say first pass because Paper piecing isn't my strong suit and I want to make this a few more times to get the kinks out. It's a great pattern - challenging but not maddening. This one uses some Tula, Moda- Park Heights, Timeless Treasures, Party Streamers and a red that may be a DS but I'm not sure. I hand quilted with red and black perle cotton ( hard to see the black on the black and blue triangles but it's there) and that was fun. I found that for me - quilting the small spaces - the small triangles -worked best using a stab up and down stitch - it was not easy to actually get a rocking stitch in the small spaces. I do like the slow down that hand quilting creates though- sort of the quilting version of couture sewing techniques. I want to work on matching stripes- I didn't cut my pieces correctly to do so and I considered switching fabrics but I really liked the combo so I just went ahead after the first two and figured it would be a learning experience. But, I like the pattern so much I have another stripe picked out for the next one and have my approach figured out so we'll see how that goes Update- just added a pic of the pieces cut - a big help to the process - and Valerie discovered that the smaller white piece should be 4 x 5 not 4 x 4.5 as it reads in the book- thank you Valerie - that was my last big piece of the white so you saved me a huge headache! 

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Comments

Skynme

This is lovely! Love your fabric choices

cally68

Beautiful! And the hand quilting is stunning!

1kadybug

Pretty! Love the hand quilting.

True

This is really awesome...and so agree your hand quilting is wonderful.

Quilt455

I love this little cute. Great colors and I am so impressed with your hand quilting. I am a little nervous about the paper piecing on this but one of the reasons I joined the group is to learn more stuff. Hopefully, mine will half as nice as this one.

Mymble

Skynme thanks Erica- picked all my favorites

Mymble

cally68 thanks Valerie- I really like handwork - but the black thread on blue was certainly a chsllenge

Mymble

1kadybug thanks so much!

Mymble

True Thanks Mary- the hand quilting part is very relaxing 

Mymble

Quilt455 thanks Cathie- I wasn't sure about the PP either - not my top skill ...ahem... but it's okay and I just reminded myself it's all practice

Sewhappy

Love your little quilt. Love your colours and fabrics. Great job on the paper piecing!

Mymble

Sewhappy Thanks so much- I'm learning;)

Mymble

Carolmarie Thanks carol- well- I guess like all of us- I see the mistakes first ( and second and third;)))- but mistakes and all I do love it:)

Capetowngirl

Looks great - these are all turning out so pretty. Must get on with mine

ArloDeanQuilts

Love this!

Mymble

Capetowngirl thanks Candice - looking forward to seeing what you do!!

Mymble

ArloDeanQuilts thanks Belinda!

Gardencrafter

So pretty! I love the color combo and the hand quilting.

Mymble

Gardencrafter Thanks so much- it was such a fun piece to work on!

Caribousmom

This is a gorgeous version of Drawn Together, Margaret! I love seeing all the different fabrics people are choosing...I need to get started on mine :)

nachtpedalquilts

These hightly contrasts in your color-choices are really beautiful ... They make the star shining ... ;)

nachtpedalquilts

... and wow, you quilted your mini by hand ... it looks perfect ... So I will do, hopefuly ... ;)))

Florence

Beautiful version !

Seeneed

love your choice of fabrics. so great that you could combine all those different fabric lines and they look so great together. Good eye.

Drnic2c

I like your color choices. Everyone's interpretation is so different. I can't wait to see them all.

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