This is another non-FAL finish, but a satisfying one nonetheless. I think all finishes are satisfying, actually.
I needed a wee gift for a friend, and for some reason what popped immediately to mind was the many beautiful Modern Maples quilts I've been seeing around using low-volume prints instead of a solid as the background.
I have a love/hate relationship with HSTs. I hate how long they take to make (and all that trimming - ugh!), but boy do I love how they look when they're done. When they're scrappy, I love them even more.
I was briefly stumped by the quilting, because the HSTs cause a few very bulky seam intersections so my original plan for matchstick (or close) quilting was foiled. I settled on concentric circles using my walking foot because I love the effect. Aurifil 50 wt in soft white was a perfect thread (as usual).
This mini finished at around 18" square - those blocks are 6" finished. The coloured fabrics are entirely from my scrap bins, as are most of the low-volume backgrounds. I have a LOT of scraps.
I think this block is my favourite because the text print (Suzuko Koseki, I believe) says Vancouver on it and also mentions Stanley Park. With the Eiffel Tower alongside! I find Japanese text prints to be sweetly hilarious.
I'll link this finish up with Leanne (shecanquilt) and Nicky (Mrs. Sew and Sow) who are doing a fun scrap-themed linky every month called Scraptastic Tuesday.
I love your scrappy on low volume background version! I think I may have to borrow this for a cushion for my mums sofa! Circular quilting looks really good with this too!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the shout out and I love your mini! Lucky friend to receive it. Scrappy HSTs are definitely the best - I whole-heartedly agree! Thanks for joining us at #scraptastictuesdayReplyDelete
How nice to see you at the link with such a beautiful little quilt and present. I love the maples, it must be a Canadian thing.ReplyDelete
This is beautiful and I just love it scrappy to the extreme!ReplyDelete
It's perfect : )ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Love the colours, the scrappy low volume and the quilting!ReplyDelete
I love this quilt. The low volume background looks great. This would make a great lapsized quilt as well.ReplyDelete
Delightful leaves. I also like the light binding with the background. Such a good idea; one to remember.ReplyDelete
I just spotted this on Instagram and just Love it! Beautiful choice of fabricsReplyDelete
Really love the scrappy leaves with the LV background - just beautiful!ReplyDelete