Saturday, April 14, 2012

Little projects

I know it seems like all I have done lately is make huge quilts and that is sooo true but I was able to make a couple of smaller projects recently. A couple of friends decided to do a little mini swap recently and I was in the mood to use more of my favorite fabrics, Far Far Away by Heather Ross along with some improv piecing.

I call it my Fairyland Mini Quilt. It went to Jeni as she shares my love of the FFA fabric.

Fairyland mini quilt

It is 17" x 19". I quilted it in wavy lines which has been a trend for me recently it is my new favorite way to quilt.


I got one from Christina which is awesome since it is something that I would never have made myself. It is just so fun to have something different in my sewing room. I just love it. It is the small mini on the bottom of this picture. Thanks again Christina!

A new mini

Then yesterday I was really in the mood to use a different colored solid after seeing Jen's amazing mini quilt. I used Kona Cerise which is more purplely in real life then in this picture. As you can see I again did wavy line quilting, I think it compliments the Mendocino fabric by Heather Ross so well to create the under the sea waves effect.

Under the sea pillow

This pillow is 18" and has a zipper in the back and is going to a friend. I made it with her in mind so it isn't staying with me :)

Under the sea pillow

Kelly decided to do a Quilt Along called My Precious. It is making everyone actually use their hard to find fabrics that normally just sit in their fabric storage. Which I have actually been doing all year. I cut into my favorite fabric line Park Slope by Erin McMorris to make Penelope a quilt, I made a Wonderland by Momo quilt for me, I then made Gweniveve a Mendocino quilt for her bed. Then just the other day I made a large log cabin quilt using up tons of my HTF fabrics, ladybugs by Tula Pink , Mendocino, FFA and Amy Butler.

My quilt mojo

I decided to push myself to get my second Mendocino quilt finished with the My Precious QAL. If you have been following my blog for a while, I have been at it for 5 years or more, then you know that Maverick stars are my favorite along with log cabins. I can never get enough of them. Since this quilt is for me I had to make my favorite type of blocks. This is what I have so far. I can't wait to get this one done. It will also be sashed in the Kona Azure like I did Gwen's since it will go on her top bunk even though I have told her this quilt is mine.

My Precious......

Sheesh that was along post with lots of different things in it huh? well I hope you are all having an awesome weekend. We watched We bought a Zoo last night and I loved it!!


Kelly said...

Love all your projects! Do you use your walking foot when quilting the wavy lines?

Mermaid Sews said...

Love all your projects, especially the mendocino ones. I think I may copy some of your ideas with my precious little fabric.

Catskill Quilter said...

I love your Fairyland Mini quilt! It is a fabulous use for this fabric - and unique too!

Katy Cameron said...

I'm loving how you've been using your precious fabric :o) I'm hoping to get to cutting for the QAL either next weekend or the weekend after (I have a few other things to get out of the way first)

Megan said...

Great projects, Darci! LOVE that pillow+quilting. :)

Jessie Fincham said...

oh what sweet mini's!! love them :) can I ask what backing fabric you used on your fairyland quilt - looks too cute!! :D
Jessie, xo

Jen said...

I love all of these projects and am still jealous that you bust out as much as you do. ;) I'm definitely going to need to try that wavy line quilting soon. I did it bumpier with my Mendocino quilt, so now I want to try something smoother like yours.

Rhonda Halushka said...

Pretty pillow! Are you doing the wavy lines with free-motion foot? I love the look of the lines!


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