It began innocently enough...
I watched the class as I worked on one of my YELLOW projects for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge:
This single arc...
... Grew into a project that refused to let me stop...
Until it was layered...
... And DONE:
Done to a point, as the edges were still raw and I hadn't decided if I would bind it or frame it:
It was complete enough to give my mind a break, so that I could concentrate on some other projects.
I was finally able to focus on a time-sensitive client quilt:
A pretty little UFO donation quilt:
A quilted basket project for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge:
A gift quilt that was months overdue:
Once all of those items had been checked off my list, I was able to return to the frame or bind question. You can see a couple of the binding selections I tried in the photo below:
Thanks to a conversation with LeeAnn, I considered alternative binding options and decided to go with a fused binding, since I only had a small chunk of the scrap I ultimately chose to use:
Special thanks to Suzy Williams @ Suzy Quilts for offering such an such an energizing approach to modern mini quilt making. While the class I took was offered through Craftsy, YOU can purchase the pattern bundle as a download HERE on Suzy's website. You'll be able to make your own version of the design using her hints and tips. Bonus: She also provides video tutorials with the pattern purchase.
Here it is, doing duty as this month's Kitchen Quilt:
One last picture because the LAST Black-eyed Susan is STILL blooming:
Sharing with Cynthia
With Sandra @ MmmQuilts
This was TOTALLY a DrEAMI project!!!
Until next time...
DONE is SEW good!!
It's been fun to see how your improv mini progressed! Fused binding sounds like an interesting technique - I've never heard of it. Glad you found something that worked for you!ReplyDelete
Great projects and fun to see them come together! Have a wonderful week!ReplyDelete
Fun Brown-Eyed Susan rainbow finish!!!ReplyDelete
Cute finish! I've never heard of fused binding before. Gotta go search on that to learn about it :)ReplyDelete
if it's a kitchen quilt it must be a pizza ovenReplyDelete
You definitely had a productive week. I was thinking your new mini looked like a tunnel through a mountain. Congrats on getting in some fun play with all the other "have to dos".ReplyDelete
Lovely yellows! I am 3 months behind in my RSC now. (frown) You have made great progressReplyDelete
OH totally a DrEAMi! I love those kinds especially and you described it so well, "complete enough to give my mind a break' LOL been there! It looks great with the last Black-eyed Susan! Thank you for linking up with DrEAMi!ReplyDelete
What a week of being busy & fitting in that lovely squirrel. Well done. Take care & stay safe.ReplyDelete