Thursday, March 31, 2016
Flower Pot Mini: A Finish
I decided to do some more testing with a double batting on a mini quilt made from a panel. I bought the small panel for 25 cents at my local quilt shop a couple years ago, so it was perfect for a test quilt. I used a layer of Hobbs 80/20 on the bottom and a layer of Hobbs Wool on top. I quilted it with Floriani's polyester embroidery thread. I love how the thread sparkles in the sunlight.
The first thing I did was outline the prints in the panel.
Then I quilted in the background with small spirals.
I used a scrap from the backing of Floating for the binding on this quilt. While I do a lot of bindings by machine, I like to sew the binding down by hand when there is a high contrast with the backing fabric.
I love how it turned out and can see more simple panel quilts in my future. I had so much fun playing with the free motion quilting.
I think I like the Kona Snow backing as much as the front.
The puffy batting almost acts like trapunto without all the extra work.
This mini quilt finishes about 11 by 20 inches.
What surprises me with the double batting is how much stiffer the quilt is. It is perfect for a wall hanging, but I don't think I will do it on a cuddle quilt.