Lovely Midnight Garden by Kathie

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Little red from schnibbles times two
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-10-16T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-11-17T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

Missouri Star Quilt Company had their 2nd The Next Iron Quilter challenge and I had fun trying a pattern I've had for awhile.

I used Carrie Nelson's Schnibbles Times Two book for a small quilt called "Little Red". There were lots of challenges for something I thought would be a pretty simple quilt . . . mostly making sure seams matched up perfectly.

The challenge was to use at least one charm square pack of "Lovely" by Debbie Beaves for RJR Fabrics. I really liked the black with purple but I decided this was going to my mom for Christmas so the borders used her favorite color, yellow.

I had also found a great tutorial on making a 3D flower to add to my quilt by the Nifty Stitcher. It was a lot of fun to make and I think added just that extra to make my quilt a little more special. I found a beautiful bone button for the center at a local bead shop.

I ended up using four charm square packages. There were a lot of tiny pinwheels and half square triangles involved. I also quilted a flower into each of the blocks as well as around each of the center pinwheels. I used a hatching for the border quilting and FMQ the leaves to the 3D flower down.

All in all, I learned so much from this and now have a present done!

Pictures

closeup of flower
closeup of quilting
closeup of corners
sorting fabrics

Loves

Scientificquilter

Comments

True

Really pretty colors!

Kathie

True Thank you! I really had fun with this one but it's a bit too colorful for my home.

Joke

What a great pattern! It has an interesting effect! I love you quilting too!

Kathie

Joke thank you, I really enjoyed the quilting part this time.

HawkFan

Great choice for the quilting and the 3-D flower is a nice touch. I used that same tutorial on a mug rug I made for a swap.

Kathie

HawkFan thank you! I knew I didn't have a mug rug on the list but I loved the tutorial :-)!

Mymble

So pretty- what a lovely quilt and thoughtful gift!

Kathie

Mymble thank you, it was fun to make and I liked the fact I used a pattern from one of my many books I seem to be collecting.

Mymble

Kathie I hear you Kathie I have been cutting down on my mag and book buying- doing the same thing- trying to use the patterns I have- so many already on my wish list already:)))... and so many quilts, and never enough time:)

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