Thursday, February 10, 2011

Friends Mini Quilt

Ooh, I think I have found something new to work on!  Mini quilts!  I have found so many and have gotten so many ideas!

I used some leftover fabric from my Mug Rug Swap 3 project and made this. 


My two little friends.  It came about because in Flickr-land, birds are everywhere.  Some are really darling.  This is my attempt. I have to put a kitty in there somewhere, hence this 'Friends' quilt.  I made a huge mistake and it is found above the birdie.  My fabric buckled and I don't know how to fix it.  Can it be fixed?  I try so hard and still make mistakes.  I wanted to try circle quilting but was so bummed I stuck to stippling.  I did good too.  Except for on top of the birdie... ugh...


Here is the back.  I just realized that I did not put on a label yet.  Also, I learned that at the bottom there is an oil stain from a dirty machine!  Shame shame!  It came off on the bobbin thread.


Just another brighter view.  I feel that something is needed on the tail of the kitty as it slipped when I ironed it on.  This little quilt is simple but I feel it needs something still.  If you look closely, you will see that I hand embroidered FRIENDS in the banner. 

 I was going to send this to someone but just can't now as it has this mistake.  I will take this as a learning curve.

Positive points: 

I love my binding.  I think it turned out just right and will stick to this way.
My quilting is the smallest stippling I have done and I'm pleased with it!
I like the basics of my designing.  It was fun.

Thanks for stopping by.

7 comments:

nima said...

wow...it's too cute Alia...

Wendy said...

This is very lovely! I like that you used both a cat and bird....I love cats but am allergic to the real ones....

Vickie said...

Ack! The cuteness!!! I don't know how to tell you to fix the problem. Did you use spray basting or safety pins to hold the pieces together? You will 'work the kinks out' as you continue to practice... {and we will benefit but being able to 'see' your progress!!!} Hugs! Vickie

"Lois Grebowski" said...

I LOVE IT! the kitty and bird are so happy. I just love the colors too and how you tied it all together with the bunting and the words...

Bravo!!!!!!!

Coffeebean's Dailies said...

Thanks Ladies!

Vickie: I just used regular flower head pins! I thought since it was so small that it would work! I do have spray basting so will use that next time!! Thx!

Jen said...

SO cute! I love it!

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