Fans Of May Mini Quilt by Caribousmom

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Fans of may
Status:
Complete
Started:
2015-05-10T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2015-05-12T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

This is the May project for the Little Quilts Sew Along. Fans of May employs a lot of new skills for me - attaching a lace edging, curved binding, and machine applique along curved edges.

I chose a lot of spring like colors and decided I wanted to use a yellow dot for the outer border to make this piece a little sunnier than the one in the book. I also chose to use some old lace rather than rick rack for the edging along the fans. I was a little afraid it would be hard to attach, but I actually found it pretty easy.

Despite the itty bitty scraps of fabric and careful piecing, I rather enjoyed making this little quilt. I love the three dimensional feel to it (the sun shot in the photos really captures that with the shadow of the lace edging clearly visible). I could imagine this mini on top of a little girl's dresser!

I quilted some diagonal straight lines through the middle section, and then echoed the shape of the fans along the outer border. I chose a solid blue binding and a blue dot fabric for the back.

**Piecing hint: I used my walking foot for almost all of the construction of the fans and attaching the borders with the fans as well as for the applique part of the project. I found it much easier because of the bulk of fabric I was using.

Pictures

close up of lace edging
back reveal

Loves

Mimuscraft
Readerowl
HawkFan
baronreads

Comments

True

What a sweet, vintage feel mini this is...love it makes me feel happy looking at it.

HawkFan

so much detail and such small pieces. Wonderful mini!

Caribousmom

True HawkFan Thank you both :)

Readerowl

Love your colors and the lace.

Mymble

Truly beautiful Wendy- sunny bright colors and yes- dittos- a real vintage feel!

Gardencrafter

So pretty! I love your fabric and color choices.

Sewhappy

Gorgeous! I love the colours and the lace. Really lovely.

Quilt455

I love this one. Got to make one

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