Monday, November 14, 2011
Shoo Fly Mini
This is machine quilted, just in the ditch. Very much quilting will easily distort a mini, so simple is best. I used a white Aurifil thread for the first time and really liked it. Between the two borders, I used
My inspiration for the colour choices in this piece was a piece of Moda Kidstuff striped fabric called Oodles of Poodles, designed by Cheri Strole. I was planning to use it as the border, but it just didn't work - too busy looking and overpowering for the simple blocks, I thought. Funny how something you think will be absolutely perfect just doesn't work. Oh well, I'm happy with the piece, that's what matters I guess. Laura's childhood friend Phoebe likes it too- she wanted to pose with it so here she is, below...
Come back tomorrow for an easy yummy recipe....
The work of the hands brings forth the spirit of the heart.