Today is my turn on Pat Bravo's - The Minis Quilt Blog Tour. These fabrics from Pats ranges - Dare and Essentials II pair perfectly together and when I opened the package to find all these Pink and Blue fabrics - I was smitten.
Creating a Mini Quilt using all these fabrics was easy using my Vintage Cotton Reel Mini Quilt. This pattern was perfect to use lots of fabrics that would create such a lovely overall effect.
I really so enjoy sewing with Art Gallery fabrics - the feel and sheen to the fabrics is so luxurious to sew with. These ranges compliment each other so well and mix and match beautifully.
I love Straight Line quilting and this design was perfect to just quilt, quilt and quilt some more straight lines. This magical Aurifil #5007 was just such a lovely ice blue that worked really well against the colours of the fabrics but was not to over powering on top of the white fabric.
While this may be considered "Scrappy Binding" - I don't think there is anything scrappy about it. Using all the pieces I had left I sewed 6.5in x 2.5in pieces together to make a Binding strip long enough for my Mini Quilt. Just the perfect finish.
This Vintage Cotton Reel Mini Quilt has come up so well in these fabrics and will even be on show at the upcoming Salt Lake City Quilt Market.
Normally I would sew down the Cotton Reel tail itself, but because of the closeness of my Straight Line Quilting this want necessary as it was going to be well sewn down.
is available in my store as a PDF download.
You can read all about Pat's range - Dare and Essentials II here.
Essentials II Fabrics│http://www.patbravo.com/essentialsII.html
Essentials II LookBook│ bit.ly/essentials2lookbook
Dare LookBook│ http://bit.ly/1MSCEpw
You can check out what the others involved are making here over the past few days.
Thursday May 12
Friday May 13