The binding has been vanquished. I revisited the quilt and was in a much better frame of mind. We apologized to each other and worked well together from there on out.
I love it and it’s adorable mini-ness. It’s the Mini Charm Box Quilt, a free pattern from FQS. I used Grand Canal by Kate Spain mini charm packs and Kona Cotton for the top and Moda Bella Solids for the backing and binding.
I’m particularly swoon-y over the quilting. I went along with the advice on organic wavy line quilting from Sew Fresh Quilts. I really like the look. I went with a solid orange back and solid binding, kind of a new thing for me. I’m generally a prints everywhere and anywhere kind of girl. But I do like how the orange shows off my fairly decent–in my eyes, at least–at wavy organic lines.
I would be remiss if I didn’t share my current obsession:
This shawl. I cannot stop knitting it. I love it so, and I’m constantly thinking of what colors I want to use in the next section or how much more mohair should go in. Hint–the answer is all the mohair. Look how fuzzy it is!
Ok, to calm down and recap, this is the Marled Magic Mystery Shawl by Stephen West. I finished that first seed stitch section this past weekend and got started on the brioche. For the seed stitch I used a pretty random combo of about 20 different yarns, just with the general idea to try to keep it on the subtle side, colorwise. For the brioche, I used one strand of SuperCraftyGirl Beastie Sock in Day Drinking held together with one strand of Rowan KidSilk Haze in a light pink.
If you haven’t tried brioche yet, I highly recommend it. This was only one color, so I haven’t tried two color brioche, but it was dead easy. And the texture it makes! You can’t imagine the squish! I’ve now started on section 4, spoiler alert–more mohair! I haven’t taken any pictures of that yet though, so here’s a picture of a sock:
I’m on the gusset of the second sock now, but I have a pretty hard time putting down my Marled Magic. It’s like a siren song of color and texture.
YoM day 176-177: Sock and shawl knitting
YoM day 178: Sock knitting and finished the mini quilt
YoM day 179-180: Sock and shawl knitting
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7 thoughts on “The mini and the madness.”
What a sweet little mini! And yes– the organic line quilting is lovely. I’ve done it on a few of mine and it is such a nice texture and not very difficult to do.
I really like your mini charm box and such a super quilting idea! I made a smaller version of the mini last year and am making the mini this year and hand quilting it. This is such a fun pattern…makes me want to start another and quilt it like yours!
Hi! I am swooning over your quilting too! Love the wavy lines (and that orange!) is just perfect. I’m glad you and the binding both apologized to each other – sometimes in the heat of the moment words are said that shouldn’t be. Playing nice is important and it set an example for other bindings – don’t try anything with me or else! Oh, and the mini quilt is adorbs too. ~smile~ Roseanne
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Love all the scrumptious fabrics in your mini! And you are right the organic quilting DOES look good! 🙂 Visiting from Crazy Mom Quilts!
I had to go back and read why you and the quilt were not on speaking terms…..well do I know the feeling. The quilt is lovely 🙂
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