This little guy was a real stretch for me and I definitely had to get out of my comfort zone. Improvisational and abstract piecing does not come easy to me, I find that being intentionally somewhat random is hard. This mini was inspired a quilt by Amy Karol from the book Simple Contemporary Quilts.
The quilting is not perfect, but it will definitely do for it being my first ever FMQing. I love those all over loops and hope to use it again for my future quilts.
This is what the mini looked like after I machine quilted and bound it. Then I went ahead and added some hand stitching as well as some more machine quilting using contrasting thread.
I think they add a nice touch of playfulness and interest to the whole quilt. I'm very happy with the way this mini turned out and I'm so glad that I finally got over my fear of FMQ and gave it a try.
Finished size is 23" x 23".
How about you? Have you been trying something new? I'd love to know. Svetlana
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