Friday, 24 February 2012

Reflection Mini Quilt

I started to work on a mini quilt back in October. It's now done. It's one of the project I'm most proud of. The design is my own and I really like how it turned out.
Reflection Mini Quilt

I wanted to look like a reflection. If you flip it, you'll see that it looks like a reflection of a cityscape with a quilted spiral shape acting as the sunset.
Reflection Mini Quilt
My husband asked why I didn't hang it in that orientation. Well, I didn't want it to be so obvious. It was the source of inspiration for my design that's all. I wanted to have the reflection effect in the colored stripes, but also in the background, in a reflection line and in the binding. I really love this last detail.

It took a while to finish partly because I've been busy on other projects (a lot for Christmas), but mainly because I decided it to hand quilt it. It was my first time at it. A mini quilt like this was a perfect project for a first attempt. And I thought that hand quilting suited well the spiral design I had in mind. I was able to achieve a somewhat regular stitch length.
Reflection Mini Quilt 
It's not as smooth on the back, but it's not too bad for a first time.
Reflection Mini Quilt
I really admire people who entirely quilt by hand large quilts. I really does take patience. In the last picture, you can also see the hanging sleeve I've made with some left overs from the back panel.

The mini-quilt is now hanging in the washroom upstairs in between my two boys bedroom.
Reflection Mini Quilt
As you can see the colors where totally dictated by the curtains I made when we moved in our house. I really love it there, because I can also see it from the main floor when the door is open. I've used some Kona cottons in Coal, Peacock and Turquoise for the stripes and binding. The cream and tan were from my stash. I'm not sure if they are Kona cottons, but they are very close to Bone and Stone.

8 comments:

  1. You know I love this quilt, Josee. The quilting is great! Love the spiral. I'm working on hand quilting some circles right now.
    Well done!

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  2. I love this quilt! I have been thinking about doing a rainbow quilt similar to this. It's really cool! I also wanted to let you know that I awarded you the Liebster Award on my blog sewsewgo.blogspot.com
    I hope your having a great day and can't wait to see what else your doing.

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    1. Hi! Thanks a lot for the award! It's really appreciated. I'm glad you enjoy reading my blog. I'm definetely under 200 followers. I have 7 actually including you! Most of the blogs I read are followed by lots of people, but I'll do my best to pass on this award.

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  3. Oh, wow. I really like this. Great job :)

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  4. Hey Josee, just saw this featured on MDQ! Congratulations!

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  5. This is just so clever and beautiful. I love it, well done!

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