I started to work on a mini quilt back in October. It’s now done. It’s one of the project I’m most proud of. The design is my own and I really like how it turned out.
I wanted to look like a reflection. If you flip it, you’ll see that it looks like a reflection of a cityscape with a quilted spiral shape acting as the sunset.
My husband asked why I didn’t hang it in that orientation. Well, I didn’t want it to be so obvious. It was the source of inspiration for my design that’s all. I wanted to have the reflection effect in the colored stripes, but also in the background, in a reflection line and in the binding. I really love this last detail.
It took a while to finish partly because I’ve been busy on other projects (a lot for Christmas
), but mainly because I decided it to hand quilt it. It was my first time at it. A mini quilt like this was a perfect project for a first attempt. And I thought that hand quilting suited well the spiral design I had in mind. I was able to achieve a somewhat regular stitch length.
It’s not as smooth on the back, but it’s not too bad for a first time.
I really admire people who entirely quilt by hand large quilts. I really does take patience. In the last picture, you can also see the hanging sleeve I’ve made with some left overs from the back panel.
The mini-quilt is now hanging in the washroom upstairs in between my two boys bedroom.
As you can see the colors where totally dictated by the curtains I made when we moved in our house. I really love it there, because I can also see it from the main floor when the door is open. I’ve used some Kona cottons in Coal, Peacock and Turquoise for the stripes and binding. The cream and tan were from my stash. I’m not sure if they are Kona cottons, but they are very close to Bone and Stone.