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?