Drawn Together Mini by Caribousmom

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Drawn together
Status:
Complete
Started:
2015-01-06T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2015-01-16T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

This mini is the January selection for the Little Quilts group.

My favorite part of this project was the fabric selection. I have been challenging myself to use my stash first (rather than buy new fabric), and to also go to fabric in my stash that has been there for some time. The print for the large points (as well as the back) is Hullabaloo by Urban Chiks for Moda. I honestly do not remember when I bought this, but it was a long time ago and when I rediscovered it I decided it had to be my inspiration print for this little quilt. Other fabrics used are: Spot on by Robert Kaufman (gray dots), a basic print in coral from the 2014 collection of Cotton and Steel, a green dot from the Happy Go Lucky collection by Bonnie and Camille, and the charcoal Stof Quilters Basic (text print) in the center of the star. Additionally, I used Bella Bleached white for the background. The text print on the borders is a dark gray and white...unfortunately the selvedge was cut off and I don't remember the name or designer of the fabric. I used more of the Stof dark gray for the binding.

I decided not to hand quilt this mini, but used an elongated stitch and echoed the star with some machine quilting.

This quilt has found a happy place on my wall above my quilt rack and next to my grandmother's china cabinet filled with quilts.

Pictures

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Comments

Readerowl

Love it! Love how you picked the wonderful Hullabaloo to select the other fabrics. More fun every time I see a new version of this pattern.

Caribousmom

Readerowl Thanks, Karen :) I love how this mini looks so different with different fabrics. I get excited every time I see a new version!

True

Love it ...love fabrics and love quilting...and now I get to see going into the other part of quilt for quilting star points!!! Love it!!!!

Capetowngirl

I love your interpretation. It is beautiful. I must finish mine tomorrw

Skynme

Oh this is really pretty!! love the fabrics you chose!

Mymble

Love it Wendy- and love how you quilted it!

Drnic2c

I love the fabric you chose. It is great. I love the way you decided to quilt this mini quilt.

nachtpedalquilts

Oh, Wendy, this mini is really beautyful ... love these clear and friendly colors ... The star looks great hanging up your wall ... ;)))

HawkFan

Love the color combo. You have such a great eye, Wendy

Caribousmom

True Thanks, Mary!! Fun to make!
Capetowngirl Thanks! Can't wait to see yours :)
Skynme thanks, Erica - I was so happy to rediscover some fabric in my stash :)
Mymble Thank you, Margaret!
Drnic2c Thanks! I really like to use echo quilting on these little quilts :)
nachtpedalquilts thanks so much!
HawkFan Aw, thank you, Audrey!
Carolmarie Thanks, Carol. I have found choosing one fabric I love and then going from there really helps me with fabric selection.

HawkFan

Carolmarie I spoke with a college art teacher recently who said color value is one of the hardest things for people to learn.

Caribousmom

Carolmarie I think when they talk about "muddy" the are referring to quilts that use all the same value. Another way to think about value is light, medium, dark.

HawkFan

Carolmarie I think what she meant was that people understand the concept - Wendy has a great, simple explanation - but they have a hard time doing a good job of balancing color value in their work, no matter the medium

Quilt455

In case you forgot...I still love t his. Your fabric choices are wonderful as always.

cally68

beautiful fabrics! They go so well together

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