Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Swim bike quilt stained glass mini quilt...


Great Stained glass windows mini quilt from swimbikequilt. We have featured Kate before, how could we not have! She always comes up with some really great finishes!  I love this mini, the jewel tones really pop next to the black and white. Really creative and pretty! She also does a great charity called 100 quilts for kids, and anyone can join and make a quilt for a child in need. 

Stained Glass Window--Fab Little Quilt Swap
I just finished this mini quilt for the Fab Little Quilt Swap on flickr.   I know I said I wasn't doing any for a while, but the swap mamas used flattery to their advantage, and here is the finished product, "Stained Glass Windows"!!! I had a great time making this and it is my first time sewing curves--a swap item may or may not be the perfect time to try something like this. The jury is still out.

Stained Glass Window Detail
I signed up for Rachel's Curves Class after seeing a few of her excellent preview projects, and figured it would be easier to take the plunge with a little hand holding. I think curves are just like anything else--zippers, sewing with non-cotton fabrics, etc. They seem scary, you try it out, realize it isn't too difficult, and go on from there.

Stained Glass Windows was inspired by a scrappy color wheel from Rachel's class, and a suggestion from Elizabeth to invert the color wheel similar to a doll quilt in progress by Norma of Petit Design Co.  The quilting is perhaps my favorite part--I outlined the "cathedral window" three times, both inside and outside the window. Note: the map fabric is fromEtchings by 3 Sisters from Moda.

Stained Glass Window Quilting
Stained Glass Window 2
Stained Glass Window Back
I used one of my favorite Loulouthi prints for the back, 
and the polka dot binding is from Cosmo Cricket's Circa 1934. 



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9 comments:

Lizzie Tillstrom said...

Stopped in my tracks again! I just love this mini quilt! The fabric selections really make it an art quilt in my humble opinion. Right On!

Sarah Craig said...

Oooh, that is so pretty! And the map fabric in the background was the perfect choice!! Great work, Kate!!

Suburban Stitcher said...

awesome!!!!

Katie said...

Wow! What an awesome quilt. Not only is the layout fun, but the combination of fabrics is great!

Becky said...

WOW! I LOVE this!! That architectural fabric is so great!!

Katie @SwimBikeQuilt said...

Thanks, everyone! And thanks, Heather & Megan for featuring my mini :)

Sara said...

That mini quilt is just awesome. The map fabric is great, and the color combos, and the quilting....

Cherie said...

It looks amazing! I love all the scrappy wedges! =D

cq4fun said...

That's a great little swap quilt. I love the stitching lines for the quilting.