It’s a paper-pieced project from the book: Little Gems, 15 paper-pieced miniature quilts by Connie Kauffman. The book is eye-candy. I would love to make most of the mini-quilts in the book.
|Little Gems by Connie Kauffman|
I loved making these paper pieced blocks and I didn't spend much time planning the fabrics. For the amount of effort I put into it, it’s really great. Sometimes it’s great just to grab some fabric and sew. The worse thing that can happen is that it won’t come out, but then I can always use the blocks to make more scrappy blocks.
I placed the 12” by 12” quilt on a metal hanger I bough over a year ago. It’ll be fun to make different mini-quilts and rotate them.
I finally got around to taking pictures of the quilt. I love pictures of quilts taken outdoor so this quilt was perfect since it has its own hanger and wouldn't get dirty.
What I learned:
- The colours work well but for the next one I may plan the final layout a little more.
- As much as I love FMQ, this little piece didn't need it. I only stitched-in-the-ditch.
- Making a mini-quilt on the spur of the moment is a great way to have fun and play with fabrics and colours.
Here is a photo of some beautiful miniature irises in my garden. They were at their best last week.