Monday, 20 February 2012

I finally understand the point of mini quilts

I finished the New York Beauty block yesterday, and I can confidently state two things. First, I love it. Secondly, never again! Those curves are so teeny and fiddly, especially the one in the middle. I am a lot worse at sewing curves than I thought. 


note how I cropped this very carefully so you can't see the worst parts of the dodgy quilting!


Ah well, she was worth it. I didn't want to do too much quilting, mainly because I was worried I would mess it up and then cry, so I left the pieced sections completely unquilted. I tried a light version of Judi's mariner's compass for the middle, and I am really pleased with how it turned out. The rest is just simple straight lines and echo quilting. 





It's on the wall with the Innocent Crush mini. They look fab together. One step closer to having a house entirely covered in quilts.


My poor husband!


Linking up with Sew Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations :-D

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13 comments:

  1. Ah me too Charlotte!
    It's a wonderful quilt.
    Isnt it fun to bind a quilt in one day!!

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  2. Wow, this is beautiful! I really like the quilting in the center. I have yet to tackle the NY Beauty but this definitely makes me want to try!

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  3. Beautiful work Charlotte, this is great!

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  4. I love this quilt! Gorgeous!

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  5. This really is beautiful, what an accomplishment! Well worth every stitch!

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  6. This is absolutely stunning!

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  7. Gorgeous! Gives me hope for the New York Beauty quiltalong I seem to have been talked into!

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  8. This mini is beautiful! However I have to disagree with you - you said "my poor husband" I'd say, Your lucky husband! :) Happy sewing!

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  9. lovely! Just saw this at MDQ. love the binding BTW.

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  10. if you ever have a quilt sale to get some of them out of the house..... let me know! I think this one is so cute and happy!!!!

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  11. ...If you ever have a quilt sale to get some of them out of your house... let me know! This one is so cute and happy!

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thanks for making my day!