Friday, June 22, 2012

A Mid Month Finish

When I teach a miniature class, I always start with making 9 patch blocks to deal with seam allowance issues right at the beginning. If the students want to donate their test blocks, I sew up a scrappy quilt and give it back to the guild for a raffle or whatever they want to use it for. This mini quilt is made from the Grand Quilt Guild students' blocks. I will always remember this class because it was very challenging for me...I had just got my braces on and was in a lot of pain, and the ladies were so kind, patient and caring.
As you can imagine with little 3" blocks made from so many different sewers, it is a challenge sometimes to get the seams to match up and for the top to lay flat. It is a little wonky in spots, so I decided to do a wobbly line quilting design to distract your eye from the other wobbly parts, and I think it worked just great!

I will soon mail it off to the guild, but for now I am enjoying it hanging on my studio wall. It looks perfect here on my sunny yellow walls!
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11 comments:

  1. The quilt looks lovely in its combined effort. Little blocks do make such pretty quilts.

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  2. Lovely little nine patches. The quilting complements the blocks just perfectly.

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  3. I love your "wobbly line" idea to hide the wobbly seams. Good luck with the braces... I got them at age 31 (had them almost 3 years), so I know what a challenge they can be!

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  4. This little scrappy number makes me smile. I think the quilting fits it well!
    Is that "definition" on your studio wall, or did you impose it on the image? I love the idea!

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  5. Love this little quilt, Kathy. Great use of blocks from your students. The quilting is perfect.

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  6. What a gorgeous little quilt!!

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  7. I didn't notice any mismatches. It just looks so darn cute to me! Love the squiggly line quilting.

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  8. I love the wobbly quilting lines. I may adopt that for some of my own "wobbly" quilts. What a nice gesture to make the quilt and send it back to the guild.

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  9. nice finish, Kathie. I remember when you posted that class with all the ladies. Hope the braces aren't hurting as bad now that they've been on a while.

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  10. Beautiful little quilt, Kathy, and I love that squiggly line quilting!! Whoop whoop!!

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