|Swedish Scrapper's Pale New York Beauty. Approximately 12 x 12". Materials: Quilters cotton and linen, polyester batting. New to me: Using a paler palette, letting the corners not line up perfectly, using a subtle solid binding|
I decided to enter this mini-quilt I made at the end of May in Ellison Lane's (second annual?) Modern Mini Quilt Challenge.
High time to gather some neat little doings together in one place for us all to take a look! Thanks Jennifer! Last year's quilts were really fun to see, and I'm sure these will be wonderful too.
I made this New York Beauty mini late in May, after a long slump in sewing. It was a departure for me to use softer tones, and to not worry so much about the edges all lining up. Best of all, I made it just for us, to hang in our front hall.
I chose the colors and the linen border to accent the curtain I had just made for the front door. I love its quiet presence.
Not only did I have fun sewing again, I had a blast taking pictures of the process. I've been trying to describe to my father how paper piecing works. I also just love to take pictures! He taught me that.
|Yep, that's my special postcard that I use to fold the papers over when I trim the seams|
|I love the Noteworthy line of fabric!|
I made my New York Beauty mini inspired by last year's NYB Quilt Along, over at Sew Sweetness. I fetched the block from Ullas Quiltseite, where she graciously has 9 different NYB's available for free download. She also has a Block of the Month quilt along and other patterns.
I followed the quilting used by Lee at Freshly Pieced, and she was in turn inspired by Katy at From the Blue Chair. (Whew, that's alot of links to keep track of!)
I enjoy that this quilt is a mark in time for spring 2013, and that I took the time to snap a few pictures along the way, even the songs I heard on the radio while working. It was a great way to get back into sewing, with a classic block revisited.
| Process picture |
If you want to enter your modern mini quilt to Jennifer's challenge, go on over and link up! And don't forget to check out the others!
Lizzie in Sweden