Friday, June 6, 2014

Scrap-Vee

There's not much I can say about the inspiration for this mini, considering it's for my SECRET partner in the #schnitzelandboominiquiltswap. Let's just say I started with the shattered chevrons tutorial by playcrafts. Reminiscent of the Seminole patchwork I'd used on a table runner ages ago, it in theory also began much like my striped binding, so I knew the general idea. Though I held the fabric mix in question as I began, by the time the top was done, I was smitten.
In fact I liked it so well, I just sewed together all my "scraps" to make a backing that is unique to say the least, but suits the front and has the added bonus of using larger pieces of the specially chosen fabrics.
For quilting, I stuck with the chevron theme and echoed chevrons across the width, my machine threaded with Aurifil 50wt #2021 (Natural White), and using my walking foot as a guide. And for binding, I chose a red herringbone, Apple of My Eye by Riley Blake Designs. I couldn't resist doing just a bit of matched binding (both straight and angled), fitting in a strip of Anna Maria Horner's "Garden Party" along one corner.
Special thanks to my SMQG guild-mates, Vicki/sew inspired! and Tracey/Quilting in the Pacific NorthWest for helping a girl out . . . ie. sharing from their Anna Maria Horner stashes! That made it extra fun creating this mini for my partner. Soon, it'll be winging its way . . .
"Scrap-Vee", 20"x22"



Linking up with Finish It Up Friday and SEWjo Saturday.

26 comments:

Annabella said...

Such deep rich colours - lovely mini!

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Oh my, love the color combinations! What a gorgeous mini...sure to be loved!

Rachel said...

Nice colors.

Tina Craig said...

Very nice piece, Debbie! I'm sure your partner would love it!

Svetlana said...

what a wonderful mini Debbie. I'm sure your partner will love it.

Leanne said...

It's beautiful, I love the fabrics and the quilting!

Deb Hogg said...

Is there a pattern for the mini? I am an "advanced beginner" and would love to try this.

Katie said...

oh that is a lovely mini -- and it could be coming to me

Marci Girl said...

I love it and hope the person who receives it loves it as much too! I really like the binding on this one too, makes it just so bright and pretty!

ThirdMargaret said...

You have made a gorgeous mini!

Carla said...

It's just perfect Debbie

Heather @ Winding Bobbins said...

Your partner will surely love this! The one little section of matched binding is a perfect finishing touch.

Katherine said...

Great looking mini, Debbie! Those colours are delicious together, I'm sure your partner will love it.

Katy Cameron said...

Very nice, i'm sure the recipient will love it :o)

Jess (a.k.a. Rosie) said...

Gorgeous mini! I love chevrons!!! What a lucky swap partner you have :-) Visiting (and new subscriber) from Finish It Up Friday

~ Jess ~Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

Kate said...

Dude. I want to swap with you. That is amazing.

jeifner said...

It's great. Nice color combination. That little corner of matched binding is the best! I'm sad I missed out on this round.

mtnquiltr said...

Very pretty, gorgeous colours and fabrics!

Kathi Riemer said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely little quilt. The colors and pattern are a perfect match!

Ann Brooks said...

It's a lovely quilt. I especially like the back. I'm sure your secret friend will enjoy it as much as we all do.

Anne said...

Little quilts are so fun to make. I like the mix between front and back.

Kelli said...

So, so fun!!

Jennie said...

I love the colours you've used - so rich!

Ella and Nesta said...

Very pretty and strong at the same time! Love the binding detail too.

Pauline Perry said...

This quilt is gorgeous - love the simplicity, love the quilting detail and especially love the binding with the extra wow in one corner with matching binding - so effective. Great quilt. I am itching to use some of the different weight Auriful threads now.
Pauline


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Erica said...

This is gorgeous! I have to say that I have been a total slacker on this swap so far as I have had some unexpected life things going on lately. Good thing we still have a little time!