Well I told you that I was going to hand quilt one and machine quilt the other. I didn't.
I planned on it...but I didn't.
I planned on making two different, unique mini-quilts then letting the intended recipient choose one of them (and I would keep the other)...I'm not.
Truth is: I finished the first hand quilted mini and fell and love. And the thought of having to part with it and being STUCK with a machine quilted version ..... well that was not an option. So I hand quilted them both.
Can you forgive me?
I used up the larger left-over scraps to piece the backings on both quilts. And bound one in a solid, light green and the other in a citron/chartreuse print on white.
I am so incredibly pleased with how these both came out. The hand quilting add just the right amount of texture to the quilts and scales down the "modern, wonky" factor.
And I used my favorite method for hanging mini-quilts, fast triangles sewn into the binding and a small dowel. It's so easy to do. Just grab a square piece of scrap fabric and press it in half, wrong-sides together. Then after you've sewn on your binding, place the square into the corner and trace the binding stitching to sew it down. To hang your piece, grab a dowel and cut to length. Easy peasy.
The best part about these quilts? First one's I got to sign as Jennifer Fullerton.
I'm linking up with Stitch by Stich for anything goes mondays.