Tuesday, July 28, 2015

My Floret progress for Minis and More

I've made lots of progress on my mini quilt, Floret from the Sweetness(a trio of mini quilts) pattern by Corey Yoder.

And that's a good thing, since the Minis and More Parade is coming up very soon!

The fabrics I'm using are a mix of two not yet released lines, Bright Sun by Sherri and Chelsi, and also Tucker Prairie by One Canoe Two. 

I love how well they're going together!  Very cheery, bright and vibrant!

This was the first time I've ever had fabric before it was available for sale, so it was quite a treat for me! 

I was lucky enough to be a winner of Moda's "I Didn't Get To Go To Market Giveaway" a few months ago and that's how these brand new fabrics ended up on my doorstep.

I'm thrilled to have both new lines in my Floret Mini!  

Wondering about the thread in the picture above?

 I am too!

The big stitch quilting craze has pulled me in, so I'm giving it a try on my Floret Mini.

Any tips of suggestions?

I fell in love with the big stitch quilting on Corey's Floret mini quilt and I'm going to shameless copy what she did.

I couldn't find size 8 perle cotton in any bright pretty colors in my area, I had read that was a good size thread to use, so I went with size 12 Valdani that I found a my LQS instead.

I hope it works well with a size 9 Embroidery needle, because I bought some of those too.

I can't wait to get started!

I guess I had better finish sewing my blocks together first!



Hildy said...

Looks great your little mini! And I'm sure it'll look even better when it's handquiltet:-)

Needled Mom said...

Those fabrics are gorgeous in that mini. The big stitching is going to look amazing on it.

Patty D from NC said...

Looking forward to seeing your mini with the quilting. Those are such fun colors.

Gretchen said...

Beautiful colors! I love how you mixed the two new lines in this mini quilt. Can't wait to see your big stitch quilting.

Helen L said...

It's looking great, and will be so pretty with the quilting in the big stitch. :-) And I'm so glad that you posted this because I have that pattern but have forgotten to get started: I'd better hurry!! :-D Hugs, H in Healdsburg

em's scrapbag said...

This is great! Can't wait to see it with the big stitch.

Izzy said...

Love the colours! Can't wait to see it done with the quilting.