Friday, March 20, 2015

Over the River Mini Quilt


I finally finished the quilting on my mini quilt made with the scrap corners from my "Through the Woods" quilt.  I am calling it "Over the River."  My dad used to always sing, "Over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house we go" whenever going to his mother's house.  It still makes me smile when I remember.  The names for both quilts were inspired by the name of the Moda fabric line called "Into the Woods."

I always like seeing the difference quilting can make, and this time it seemed even more pronounced.  Here is a picture of the quilt top.


And here is a picture of the quilted top.


I love quilty texture on the front and back.  You can see that I quilted the side triangles like they were part of continuous feathers.  I wanted it to seem like the chevrons could go on and on.


I wanted to use my walking foot for the chevrons, so I quilted the whole thing on my little Pfaff.  It was my first time quilting feathers without the stitch regulator since I got my Tiara.


It turned out better than I thought it would.


I cut the binding out at 2.25 inches and sewed it to the top with a quarter inch seam.  Then I used the ladder stitch to sew it down on the back by hand.  It helped to preserve the points on my chevron.


The half square triangles finish at 3.5 inches.  Here it is in comparison to Through the Woods.


Mini Quilt Stats #18
Quilt Name: Over the River
Pattern: Chevron
Fabric: Into the Woods and Kona Snow
Amount: 1 yard
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Size: About 21 x 21 inches
Date Finished: March 2015
What I learned:

  • Pressing half of the HST to the dark and half to the light yields better points on chevrons.
  • Quilting feathers in a chevron is so much fun. 
  • I love the contrast between the straight and feathered quilting.  

I am using it as a table topper in my kitchen right now, and it always makes me smile.

XX,
Jasmine

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23 comments:

  1. Your quilting is always so pretty! It's a sweet little mini.

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  2. Your feathers have become so neat and regular, Jasmine. I love getting to see both quilts together, and I think your tip about pressing seams on the HSTs is great.

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  3. What a sweet little quilt-and wow your feathers look wonderful, just perfect with the straight line chevrons!

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  4. I recognized your beautiful feathers before I realized it was your blog I was reading in my blog reader! As always, so pretty!

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  5. You have become such a talented quilter and blogger, Jasmine, and I love that you share your thoughts and progress with us. All your dedication and time is paying off beautifully :)

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  6. Your quilting is looking absolutely amazing! I love seeing the two together too. I love when you share what you learned , loved or didn't like so much. Each quilt can give so much.

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  7. Love everything about his happy quilt! The chevrons almost look 3D, you know? Like folded paper standing on end. I was just thinking of you and Feathers Boot Camp this afternoon! I need to get over there and do it in prep for the feathers on this current quilt I'm working on.

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  8. Jasmine, your feathers are perfect! The quilting really did change the top into a very beautiful little piece of texture heaven! Your stitches look really really good! Time to take the training wheels off? ;) I'm teasing - but I have to say you have a very consistent stitch going on in that piece!!

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  9. Oh, what a rich looking quilt! I'm really glad you shared the comparison between the plain top and the quilting. Your feathers are lovely, and your stitches are terrific!

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  10. It was fun to see the little quilt with the big quilt!
    Oh, yes! The contrast between the curvy, flowing feathers and the straight lines is perfect-o.

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  11. I really like the way you combined the straight lines with the feathers. It adds so much interest, not to mention some great texture!!

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  12. Gorgeous feathers! Love the mini version - and so like you not to let the HSTs linger in the sewing room. ;)

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  13. I love the quote at the top of your blog and here you have certainly made something beautiful out of scraps! The quilting adds loads of texture and I am awe struck that you did it freehand on your machine, the back is lovely too - some days it could be the front, it's so pretty!

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  14. Another beauty! Your work is always excellent. I wonder what made you decide not to use the stitch regulator?

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  15. Your quilting is lovely Jasmine. And it really makes this mini quilt special. Who needs new fabric when you have scraps and pretty quilting!

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  16. You make such beautiful things Jasmine and this little quilt is certainly one of them! Beautiful feathering! It is fun tot see the before and after quilting1 Both of these quilts are wonderful! Even more so because of the memory of your Dad's singing.

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  17. The quilting is fabulous, Jasmine!

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  18. Really cute and I love the quilting!

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  19. Your large quilt and mini are just beautiful! I am using the same fabric line for a quilt I am calling Winter in the Woods. Your quilting is amazing, and adds so much to both pieces!

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  20. This is so fun! What a great use of your left over fabrics.

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  21. As always, I love it, Jasmine. You take the simplest and make it beautiful. Love the concept, the colors and the quilting!

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  22. Jasmine, You are amazing. Looking at your work makes me want to be a better quilter.

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  23. Oh my! Your feathers look amazing!

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