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Thread: Mini-quilt and a WIP

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    Senior Member ai731's Avatar
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    My Quilt Guild ran a challenge this year, encouraging all the members to make a mini-quilt and enter it in the homecraft division of our county fair. The rules were that a mini-quilt "can be anything". Since I'm a new quilter, I decided to use this little project to start to learn to hand-quilt. My mini-quilt is a single D9P block made from 9 five-inch charm squares. The first photo shows the quilt and the second is an attempt at a closeup of the hand quilting. I did the quilting entirely freehand, just putting in whatever struck me in each section of the D9P.

    The third picture is the completed blocks and layout for the throw-sized quilt I'm making for my sister as a wedding present. I hope to finish assembling the top today.

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    These all make me smile. They are so happy looking. I love the circles they are using in the newer patterns. I hope to get to one soon for my family room this winter.

    I like the mini one you did. Very abstract, but whimsical!

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    Nice work! I love your hand quilting on the mini!

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    Those mini quilts look like so much fun to do. Your hand quilting is impressive!! I still haven't tried that yet. Anyway, great job!

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    Really nice job.

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    Your mini quilt is awesome!!! Love the handquilting on it!!! Your wip is beautiful, can't wait to see more of it :D :D :D

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    Love the mini quilt - your hand quilting is great - I do a lot free hand myself too! And I love the blocks in your WIP.

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    Cute mini with great hand Quilting. What a great idea for practicing!
    Your larger quilt looks to be a fun one also! Great work! :lol:

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    Love the mini and the WIP!

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    Wonderful job on both. Your hand quilting is really, really good!

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    Love the mini-quilt fabrics. Are they from a Moda collection or some other collection. They seem so well coordinated. If they are from a collection I would like to know which one. This is a very lovely mini-quilt.

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    Good job on both, and your hand quilting is great!!

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    Love them both, keep making more. Well done.

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    Very nice.

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    Keep up the great work!! Great way to challenge yourself.

    Kyia

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    gorgeous quilt with gorgeous fabric!

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    Those are so cute. I love your colors. So bright and cheery.

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    Those are so cute. I love your colors. So bright and cheery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Babe
    Love the mini-quilt fabrics. Are they from a Moda collection or some other collection. They seem so well coordinated. If they are from a collection I would like to know which one. This is a very lovely mini-quilt.
    Yes, they are Moda Bistro - both the miniquilt and the throw-sized D9P, in diffrerent colours of the same prints from that collection.

    Thanks!
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    Have you posted a pic of the D9P? I would love to see it. I think the fabrics are great and when you buy a collection everything matches and makes your friends and family think you are great at picking out coordinating fabrics. I could never do that on my own. It's nice to have a secret!

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    Very good job with the quilting! Really nice fabric too!

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    I love the fabric you used for you mini-quilt. I have loved that line for awhile and would love to find a pattern to use it. Great Job!

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    Really like the WIP; nice soft colors in the other, too.

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