Born to Quilt – Finished Mini

I finished my Born to Quilt mini quilt for Windham Fabrics this weekend.  I loved getting to play with their new fabric line, “Born to Quilt”, and I was also stretched outside my comfort zone with both a new color palette and some new techniques!

But you guys haven’t even seen the finished top yet!  Last time I shared this project, I only had the center section with the fussy cut quilting phrases.

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I had a lot of fun making the corners and probably over stressed what square blocks to use in them.  I really wanted something that could include a fussy cut sewing machine from one of the other prints in the line.  At the suggestion of some of my readers, I decided to go more modern instead of the traditional route I’d been thinking and I really like how they turned out!

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After finishing the top, I felt like there was too much white space down the middle of the quilt.  So I decided to use some embroidery floss to add a bit of color and decorative stitching by hand around each fussy cut saying.  Then I got everything basted together and ready to quilt!

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And soon I had my first finished mini quilt!

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“Born to Quilt” Mini
Quilt Stats:
Size: 18″ x 18″
Pattern: None.  This quilt was my own design.
Type of Quilting: Straight Line on my home machine with some decorative hand stitching
Fabric Line(s) Used: “Born to Quilt” by Another Point of View for Windham Fabrics
Date Finished: April 2014

I primarily did stitch in the ditch quilting with a little bit of straight line quilting in the string pieced triangles.  And the bright green backing fabric they provided is a fun pop of color compared to the primarily black and white front.

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I love how the binding looks too!  The black and white stripe is a perfect binding print!  And I finished attaching the binding to the quilt back by hand too – a first for me!

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Here a detail shot of the hand stitched embroidery.  I matched the DMC Perle cotton to the text of each phrase.  I think it gives a nice extra touch of color and was something I’d never tried before.  I’ll be honest, I found sitting on my couch and hand stitching made for a very relaxing evening.  I’ll have to do it more often!

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For such a sewing themed quilt, I had to take a picture of it with my sewing machine.  Although it isn’t what I made, I think this fabric line would be great for use in a sewing machine cover.  So fun!

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I’m so excited that my mini quilt will be displayed in Windham Fabrics’ booth at Quilt Market this spring!  If anyone is attending Quilt Market, I’d love it if you could take a picture of the booth (and my quilt) for me!

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16 thoughts on “Born to Quilt – Finished Mini

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  2. Congratulations Kim! Sure wish I could go to Quilt Market and get a picture of your quilt for you! Love the backing you chose. And that hand embroidery detail was a good call. Very sweet finish!

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