Couldn’t help myself.

I’m part of another quilting bee and Katy sent along some really beautiful Liberty fabrics. I had never worked with them before and they really were so lovely.  After making a more traditional styled block, I couldn’t stop myself from using scraps to give them the wonky log cabin treatment.  A mini quilt just appeared out of nowhere!

Liberty print mini quilt

I’m in love with that central fabric and I thought it needed loads of solids around it to show it off.  I’m not sure about these colors, it’s a bit too bright and pastel-y but it’s what I had in my stash.  It was fun to finish a project in a matter of a couple of hours!

Liberty prints mini quilt detail

11 Responses to “Couldn’t help myself.”

  1. MichelleB January 26, 2009 at 3:32 pm #

    It’s lovely! I love the solids with the flower fabric.

  2. Jackie January 26, 2009 at 4:22 pm #

    Great little quilt! I love the fabrics.

  3. katie January 26, 2009 at 4:52 pm #

    i love that mini-quilt! great idea!

  4. nettie January 26, 2009 at 9:04 pm #

    I like the colors–that center fabric is really nice. I love mini quilts for the same reason.

  5. amandajean January 27, 2009 at 10:47 am #

    it’s so cute! i caught the mini quilting bug, too. again. :)

  6. Janis January 28, 2009 at 2:33 am #

    Really pretty – and your photography skills are great too!

  7. jenzycole January 28, 2009 at 8:46 am #

    I love your quilts, they look like fun to make. Your quilting I believe you told us in one of your earlier blogs is machine made. How do you do it so it looks like hand stitching.

    • Alissa January 28, 2009 at 9:36 am #

      Hi Jen,

      My quilting is free motion on my machine. I don’t try to make it look like hand stitching – it just comes out the way it comes out! Ha! I use my darning foot with the feed dogs down. There’s a great conversation flickr here about it:

      http://www.flickr.com/groups/quilts/discuss/72157604324619530/

      My biggest tip is practice practice practice! The more you do it the better you’ll get.

      Alissa

  8. Holly January 28, 2009 at 6:06 pm #

    What a cute mini quilt. I free motion quilted my first table runner tonight. It was more fun than I thought it would be.

  9. Stacy January 28, 2009 at 6:08 pm #

    You amaze me – I love it.

  10. Lee-Anne Gilbert January 31, 2009 at 6:53 pm #

    Looks great Alissa… I love the colours… different to what you usually use but i really like them in this mini!! Lx

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