Monday, April 13, 2015

2015 Aurifil Designer of the Month - March Mini Quilt


In the previous 3 years I have made the Aurifil Designer of the Month quilts, where one block was made each month, and then all 12 blocks were assembled into a quilt in the end. In 2015 the designers are creating their own mini quilts. I didn't make the mini for the two first months of this year, but, for some reason the March design appealed to me. The finished mini looks gorgeous together with the crocuses in my yard. There are not many other flowers in my yard, yet, and 10 minutes after the pictures were taken we had a real snow storm, so spring has not come to stay quite yet.


The mini is 15 1/2" x 18 1/2", and is designed by Kimberly Jolly. The quilt is made of 5 different batiks, with a light neutral with lots of tiny leaves scattered all over as background. The binding is a purple/blue batik.


 I quilted it with straight lines using a light neutral cotton thread. The batting is cotton, which gives the mini some volume.


The back is an old curtain fabric. The quilting shows up very well on this side.


This is my second finish for the 2015 FAL. The original goal post can be found HERE.

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side


This is also my finish in April for ALYoF; I managed to make it fairly early this month.

7 comments:

  1. Denne ble skikkelig nydelig. Skulle gjerne ha sydd en selv. Men har så mange jeg må gjøre ferdig først.

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  2. That's really cute. I like your choice for the straight line quilting - it adds to the design.

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  3. Love your colour choices...very restful and pretty!

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  4. I really like the use of colour gradation in your mini! Great finish!

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  5. Love the colours chosen for your mini. Looks fabulous.

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  6. I have made the Aurifil quilt blocks also in past years. I have not tried any of the mini's this year, focusing on completing other projects. Your mini turned out great and does look great with your crocus.

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  7. Very nice - it's a lovely little quilt. I'm visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad.

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