Rhythm & Repetition. This is one of those challenge themes that is so easy... but also quite difficult. So many things would work. Three of anything really. Three 4-patch blocks. Three chickens. Three triangles. The possibilities are endless! On my first challenge quilt this season I made a wholecloth quilt and toyed with making wholecloth quilts for each challenge. But then I used two fabrics for challenge 2. So here is my every other wholecloth quilt. I decided to take inspiration from Jacquie Gering and feature my repetition in the way of walking foot quilting. On a small scale. My initial grid is approximately 1/2" squares.
It sewed up quite quickly. I initially did no marking, using the edge of my walking foot as my guide fo the parallel lines and eyeballing the first horizontal line to be perpendicular to the vertical lines. Then I marked a small dot in the center of each square as my guide. I adjusted my stitch length for the zig zag quilting so I was taking exactly 3 stitches from corner to center of each square.
My quilt is 2 1/2" x 3 1/2". Fabrics are KONA Splash (front) and Jade Green (back and binding). It was quilted with 50wt Aurifil Jade (#4093).
I'm linking up on Kim's blog for the Project QUILTING Rhythm & Repetition challenge. Check out my previous challenge entries:
This week's Project QUILTING challenge is Mining Diamonds. I chose to go with the gemstone and reduced the Alison Glass Trinket pattern to 25%.
My daughter helped me decide on my color palette, white, light greys, and Kona Bright Pink for the background.
Reducing the pattern brought the 4" gem down to a tiny 1" size.
Since I was using such tiny pieces in my paper piecing, I opted for the Add-An-Eighth ruler for trimming my seams.
I decided on free motion echo quilting with 50wt Aurifil Fuchsia (#4020) and machine binding with a light grey. The quilt finishes at 2 1/2" x 3 1/2", the fourth in my Project QUITLING Season 13 Artist Trading Card series.
I'm linking up on Kim's blog for the Mining Diamonds challenge. Check out my previous challenge entries:
We are one day into the latest Project QUILTING challenge, Kitchen Influence. I've continued my series of artist trading card sized mini quilts.
When I saw the challenge, I immediately thought of this adorable silverware fabric. Slight miscalculation on my assumption that the binding would fully cover the knife. Oops. I free motion quilted the details of the fork and spoon with Aurifil 50wt Light Delft Blue (#2720).
The quilt finishes at 3 1/2" x 2 1/2". The back shows the quilting better. And you can see my tiny little 1" x 1/4" fusible tags I recently purchased from The Heart of Wonder on Etsy.
I'm linking up on Kim's blog for the Kitchen Influence challenge. Check out my previous challenge entries: