Saturday, February 08, 2014

Friday Night with Friends

 
I did say I was going to work on my scrappy trip around the world last night, but as always my attention wandered. I have signed up for a mini quilt swap and the first mini quilt is on the theme of Easter. Once I received my assignment, I googled for some time and came across a pattern for an Easter Googy Bag over at Red Brolly. So I increased the size of the stitchery pattern and traced it onto a piece of my newly won grunge fabric which was cream with  a pattern of yellow and green. Then I raided my scraps for 1.5" strips and added a border around the stitchery panel. My colour inspiration was spring flowers.
 
 

The next step was to pop the whole project in the freezer so that the Frixion markings came back. I also came across a box of Aurifil threads that I won from Lilys Quilts last year which is the I can Fly box of embroidery threads by Mark Lipinski, so I decided to use these to stitch the flowers. I used some DMC for the rabbit and turquoise tulips.
 
 

And here is my mini quilt ready to quilt. I have chosen a green grunge fabric for the backing, trimmed it all up and zig zagged the edges to keep it neat. I used a scrap of wadding to stabilise my embroidery and hide the ends of the embroidery threads, so I just need to pin the top to the backing and I'm ready to go. I am going to machine quilt the hexagons and  then hand quilt some details into the background of the stitchery.

I'm not sure what colour fabric to use for the binding. I don't have enough of the green grunge fabric used for the backing. I'm wondering about using the cream grunge to tone it down. What do you think?

12 comments:

Heather said...

Lovely bunny, and nice fabric.

Diane-crewe said...

it looks great x

barb's creations said...

Love it! :) Barb.

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

so cute :) visiting from FNwF :)

Kindred Quilts said...

Very sweet Sue! Love the bright colors... I think I would bind in one of those brights!

Kindred Quilts said...

Forgot to say I'm visiting from FNWF... I'm coming back... like what I see!

Wendy B said...

what a great Friday night you had.....such a cute bunny! Well done! :o) sugary hugs

Noela said...

Gorgeous. I would use one of the bright colours to bind I think. Trial some around the edge first and see what you think. Hugs.....

Kim said...

Very cute.

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

The bunny is so cute, love the fabrics you chose. Perfect Spring colors and I think I'd bind in one of the bright fabrics.

Maria said...

I love your Easter mini! Those fabrics are gorgeous!

Farm Gate Creations said...

That looks fabulous!